Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale Super Saturday Highlights
Despreporno | January 23, 2019
The most-anticipated day on the Barrett-Jackson auction calendar lived up to its Super Saturday name in Scottsdale this year, with some tremendous sales rocking the block.
The most memorable – and emotional – moments occurred during the sale of the auction’s final four charity offerings last weekend.
2019 Ford GT Heritage VIN 001
One of the most highly anticipated “car for a cause” was VIN 001 of the 2019 Ford GT Heritage Edition. The capacity crowd roared as the bidding soared, and in what was another of those moments that can only happen at Barrett-Jackson, the sleek supercar dressed in its blue and orange Gulf Oil livery brought the hammer down on a winning bid of $2.5 million from NASCAR team owner Rick Hendrick, all of which will go to United Way of Southeastern Michigan.
Watch all the action as the gavel falls on the Ford GT Heritage:
2020 Shelby GT500 VIN 001
The very first model of the most powerful factory Mustang ever was auctioned for $1.1 million. Craig Jackson, chairman and CEO of Barrett-Jackson, was the winning bidder. This highly anticipated, 700--horsepower 2020 Shelby GT500 – VIN 001 – was auctioned with all proceeds going to help JDRF, the leading global organization funding type 1 diabetes research, find a cure.
2020 Toyota Supra
The just unveiled 2020 Toyota Supra also hit the auction block, accompanied by Medal of Honor recipient Dakota Meyer. Philanthropists Jeanette and John Staluppi bid an incredible $2.1 million for the rights to the first production Supra, VIN 20201. The entire hammer price will benefit both the American Heart Association and the Bob Woodruff Foundation.
Four Bumblebee Camaros paraded from their display spot in the Chevrolet display into the arena and swarmed onto the Barrett-Jackson auction block. With the packed auction arena going wild, the hammer came down on a winning bid of $500,000 for the quartet of Camaros. An additional donation of $25,000 from a generous individual means that a total of $525,000 will go to Operation Homefront, which provides help to military families.
2018 Ford Mustang Cobra Jet
Another moving moment for our military was the chance own one of just 68 2018 Ford Mustang Cobra Jets to be built, using the latest in drag-racing technology. The rights to the car, which will be race-prepped and ready for NHRA racing, sold for $200,000 to help Fighter Country Foundation, which supports programs and services at Luke Air Force Base in Arizona.
The collector car auction had no shortage of excitement either. Leading the group of some of the most sought-after supercars, classics, muscle cars, exotics and Resto-Mods in the world was a stunning 2019 McLaren Senna, the world’s fastest street-legal supercar, which sold for $1,457,500.
Other notable sales of the day included a 2014 Mercedes-Benz G63 6×6 (the first ever sold at auction) for $1.21 million, a 2012 Lexus LFA Nürburgring Edition for $918,500 – a new world record sale at auction – and a 2005 Saleen S7 Twin Turbo for $687,500.
A crowd favorite included an Eleanor Mustang used in the film “Gone in 60 Seconds,” which brought in $385,000. Super Saturday also witnessed several more world-record sales at auction, including three extraordinary custom builds: a 1955 Chevrolet Bel Air for $363,000, a 1966 Nova II SS for $286,000, and a 1955 Chevy 210 named “X-Box” from the Bryan Frank Collection for $255,200.
Top 10 most expensive vehicles sold:
The top 10 vehicles sold during the 2019 Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale Auction included:
2019 McLaren Senna – $1,457,500
2014 Mercedes-Benz G63 6X6 – $1,210,000
2012 Lexus LFA Nürburgring Edition – $918,500
2005 Saleen S7 Twin Turbo – $550,000
2006 Ford GT Heritage Edition – 3,092 actual miles – $533,500
2006 Ford GT Heritage Edition – 288 actual miles – $495,000
2006 Ford GT Heritage Edition – 77 actual miles – $462,000
1967 Ford Mustang Custom Fastback “Gone In 60 Seconds” Eleanor – $385,000 / 1963 Chevrolet Corvette Split-window Resto-Mod Coupe – $385,000
2011 Porsche 911 GT2 RS – $363,000 / 1955 Chevrolet Bel Air Custom Convertible – $363,000