SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – January 27, 2023 – Barrett-Jackson, The World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions, surpassed the $150 million milestone in total dollars raised for charity to date. With 100 percent of the hammer price going directly to charity, the milestone was achieved with the sale of a 2021 Shelby Super Snake Count’s Kustoms Edition (Lot #3000) that sold for $350,000 on Friday afternoon to benefit Camp Freedom, Inc. during the 2023 Scottsdale Auction at WestWorld of Scottsdale.
“We’re incredibly proud of this historic milestone that builds on the legacy my parents Nellie and Russ, and Tom Barrett started more than five decades ago,” said Craig Jackson, chairman and CEO of Barrett-Jackson. “Over the years, the collector car family at Barrett-Jackson has supported more than 200 charities. Some of our most memorable auction moments have been the sale of charity vehicles, with the excitement that builds as the bids pour in. I want to thank our generous bidders and consignors for helping change countless lives over the years from the Barrett-Jackson auction block.”
Friday also featured the charity auction of a 2023 Ford F-150 Lightning 4×4 Super Crew Pickup (Lot #3001) that sold for $275,000 to benefit Fighter Country Foundation. Three additional charity vehicles will be auctioned tomorrow, adding to the already extraordinary figure. General Colin L. Powell’s 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray (Lot #3003) will be sold to benefit America’s Promise Alliance, and two highly collectible VIN 001 vehicles including the 2024 GMC HUMMER EV SUV Edition 1 VIN 001 First Retail Production (Lot #3002) and the 2024 Ford Mustang GT Fastback VIN 001 (Lot #3004) will be sold with 100 percent of the hammer price going to Tread Lightly! and Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, respectively.
The top charity cars sold at Barrett-Jackson over the years include:
- 1950 General Motors Futurliner Parade of Progress Tour Bus – $4,000,000
- 2023 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 VIN 001 – $3,600,000
- 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray VIN 001 – $3,000,000
- 2019 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 – Last Built – $2,700,000
- 2022 GMC HUMMER EV Edition 1 VIN 001 – $2,500,000
- 2019 Ford GT Heritage Edition VIN 001 – $2,500,000
- 2017 Ford GT – $2,500,000
“Raising over $150 million for charity is an amazing achievement worth celebrating,” said Carolyn Jackson, Chief Philanthropy Officer for Barrett-Jackson. “We are looking forward to continuing to raise funds and awareness for countless charities. I am truly astounded by the generosity of the collector car community.”
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About The Barrett-Jackson Auction Company
Established in 1971 and headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona, Barrett-Jackson, The World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions, is the leader in collector car auctions and automotive lifestyle events, which include authentic automobilia auctions and the sale of private collections. Welcoming over 500,000 attendees per year, Barrett-Jackson produces live collector car auctions in Scottsdale, Arizona; Palm Beach, Florida; Las Vegas, Nevada; and Houston, Texas, where thousands of the most sought-after, unique and valuable automobiles cross the block in front of a global audience. With broadcast partner A+E Networks, Barrett-Jackson features live television coverage of their events on FYI and The HISTORY Channel, as well as all the cars, all the time via their produced livestream on Barrett-Jackson.com. Barrett-Jackson also endorses a one-of-a-kind collector car insurance for collector vehicles and other valued belongings. For more information about Barrett-Jackson, visit www.barrett-jackson.com, or call 480-421-6694.