Preview of Barrett-Jackson 2018 Scottsdale Auction Shows Brilliant Flashes of Automotive History
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – Nov. 20, 2017 – Barrett-Jackson is ramping up for its 47th Annual Scottsdale Auction with an incredible docket of collector vehicles and automobilia collectibles, January 13-21, 2018, at WestWorld of Scottsdale. The World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions® will once again take center stage as the ultimate automotive lifestyle event during “Barrett-Jackson Week,” with a festival of entertainment, exhibitors and activities for the entire family.
“Following a memorable 2017 Las Vegas Auction, we are continuing to build a collector car event for Scottsdale that is more than just an auction, it is a celebration of the automotive lifestyle,” said Craig Jackson, chairman and CEO of Barrett-Jackson. “We are building an exciting docket covering nearly 100 years of automotive history, with some of the rarest and most sought-after vehicles. We will also be engaging in a yearlong charitable initiative to raise much-needed funds and awareness for an important cause, with more details to come in December. Of course, what truly makes Barrett-Jackson the ultimate automotive lifestyle event is the wide, week-long range of incredible activities and exhibits for guests of all ages.”
The 2017 Ford GT is one of the most celebrated and rare supercars today, with a limited number scheduled for production in 2017. The Liquid Blue supercar slated for the Scottsdale Auction will be the first current-generation Ford GT ever built to be donated for charity. It was generously donated by businessman Ron Pratte to the Evernham Family-Racing for a Reason Foundation and will benefit the Autism Society of North Carolina’s IGNITE Program.
Highlighting the Salon Collection is a 1937 Rolls-Royce Phantom III Freestone & Webb Sedanca De Ville (preview), one of only 10 Rolls-Royce cars built by a small English coach building company called W.S. Atcherley. Also on the docket is a rare ’66 Shelby GT350 Prototype #001 (preview). It was the first GT350 built that year, which led to the unbeatable, trendsetting new Pony car.
“Barrett-Jackson is the ultimate collector car event because it is fueled by genuine car people,” said Steve Davis, president of Barrett-Jackson. “From great salon cars like the incredible Rolls-Royce, to spectacular muscle cars, supercars and more, we will once again have a diverse docket that all our passionate fans will love. It’s what makes our Scottsdale Auction an annual event that breathes new life and adrenaline in the collector car community each year.”
From custom creations to well-preserved originals, the 2018 Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale Auction will include some of the most sought-after collector vehicles, including:
- A one-of-a-kind 1951 Talbot-Lago T-26 Grand Sport Saoutchik Coupe (preview)
- A 2006 Ford GT (preview) finished in Tungsten Grey with a 5.4-liter engine and only 650 actual miles
- An ’87 Buick Grand National GNX #003 (preview), the first GNX to be sold retail
- Two 1963 split-window Corvettes, including a 327/300 (preview) and a 327/340 (preview)
- A beautifully restored ’65 Volkswagen 21-Window Deluxe Microbus (preview)
- A Dodge Challenger R/T 440 Six-Pack V-Code Challenger (preview) with only 34,500 original miles
The 2018 Scottsdale Auction preview docket is now available to view online. Click here to consign a vehicle or visit Barrett-Jackson.com/Bid for information on becoming a bidder. Advance tickets, three-day ticket packages and information on VIP Packages are available at Barrett-Jackson.com. Also, follow Barrett-Jackson on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter for the latest news and information heading into the 2018 Scottsdale Auction.
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 and automotive lifestyle events, which include authentic automobilia auctions and the sale of high-profile estates and private collections. The company produces auctions in Scottsdale, Arizona; Palm Beach, Florida; at Mohegan Sun in Connecticut; and Las Vegas, Nevada. With broadcast partners Velocity and Discovery Channel, Barrett-Jackson features extensive live television coverage, including broadcasts in over 150 countries internationally. 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 Barrett-Jackson.com or call 480-421-6694.