LAS VEGAS – October 1, 2018 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – Barrett-Jackson ended the 2018 auction cycle in an incredible way at the 11th annual event in Las Vegas with record sales, celebrity guests from the entertainment and sports industries, and a celebratory final stop of the company’s first yearlong charity campaign, Driven Hearts. This year’s premier automotive lifestyle event in Las Vegas was held Sept. 27-29, 2018, at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino. In total 733 vehicles, nearly all at No Reserve, sold at a staggering 100 percent sell-through rate for a Las Vegas Auction record of more than $32.9 million, while nearly 400 pieces of automobilia brought in over $760,000, and $1,094,500 was raised through the sale of charity vehicles, bringing the total auction sales to more than $34.7 million.
Celebrities from across the entertainment and sports industry were also a part of the auction action and included NASCAR driver Richard Petty, “Mr. Las Vegas” Wayne Newton, magician and entertainer Roy Horn from the famous Las Vegas duo Siegfried & Roy, and National Hockey League players from the Vegas Golden Knights: Brad Hunt and Brayden McNabb. Barrett-Jackson also honored the memory of Hollywood icon Burt Reynolds with the sale of the last four cars owned by the actor, including a Smokey and the Bandit Trans-Am Re-creation.
“We want to thank the collector car and Las Vegas communities for capping off a great 2018 auction year in Las Vegas,” said Craig Jackson, chairman and CEO of Barrett-Jackson. “The excitement was especially tangible during exhilarating and record-breaking sales like the ’97 Acura Integra Type R that has rocked the collector car community. We had four great collections, celebrity guest appearances and fans provided a wonderful tribute to our friend Burt Reynolds. We are also very humbled by the tremendous support for our Driven Hearts campaign and the incredible generosity of the collector car community that not only helped raise much-needed awareness and donations for the American Heart Association, but also provided many great moments on the auction block.”
The top 10 vehicles sold during the 2018 Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas Auction included:
1. ’15 Porsche 918 Spyder (Lot #749) – $1,760,000
2. ’18 McLaren 720S (Lot #748) – $352,000
3. ’99 Shelby Series 1 Convertible (Lot #739) – $205,700
9. ’56 Ford F-100 Big-Window Custom Pickup (Lot #695) – $181,500
“It’s always such a great experience to be in Vegas and share the passion of the collector car hobby with our guests,” said Steve Davis, Barrett-Jackson president. “Not only did we bring to the Entertainment Capital of the World some of the most coveted collector cars on the planet, we also filled the weekend with some extraordinarily special moments with the sale of six charity vehicles. With the help of our friends in the collector car community, we helped raise over $1 million to help countless people across the country.”
In total, six vehicles sold to benefit charity during the three-day Las Vegas auction, highlighted by a 50th Anniversary Ford Shelby GT350 (Lot #3003) that sold in support of Barrett-Jackson’s Driven Hearts campaign, which raised $215,000 for the American Heart Association. The local Las Vegas community was also supported with the sale of a 2018 Ford Mustang GT Coupe Premium (Lot #3004) that features a custom Vegas Golden Knights wrap with the team’s logo and the words “Vegas Born.” Hunt and McNabb took the stage to support the sale that raised $250,000 for Las Vegas-based non-profit Grant a Gift Autism Foundation.
The six charity vehicles in Las Vegas, which all sold with no buyer’s fee or seller’s fee, included:
- ’56 Ford Thunderbird Convertible (Lot #3002) – $295,000, American Heart Association and Regional West Foundation
- ’18 Ford Mustang GT Premium Coupe (Lot #3004) – $250,000, Grant a Gift Autism Foundation
- ’15 Ford Shelby GT350 50th Anniversary Edition (Lot #3003) – $215,000, American Heart Association
- ’18 Can-Am Spyder F3-T 3-Wheel Motorcycle (Lot #3001) – $186,000, Project Road Warrior Foundation
- ’18 Ford F-150 XLT Pickup (Lot #3000) – $116,500, Paralyzed Veterans of America
- ’95 Celebrity 310 Sport Cruiser Boat (Lot #3005) – $32,000, American Heart Association
Automobilia sales also highlighted the excitement of this year’s Las Vegas auction, including items from the coveted Robert K. Haines Sr. Estate Collection. Setting a Las Vegas record at $63,250 was a one-of-a-kind custom Gilmore Gas Station island restored to the highest standards by McLaren Classic Restorations (Lot #8247).
The top five automobilia pieces sold during the 2018 Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas auction included:
- One-of-a-kind custom Gilmore Gas Station island (Lot #8247) – $63,250
- Rare Sinclair Oil Eric Model #603 “Cadet” gas pump (Lot #8260) – $23,000
- 1950s Coca-Cola Vendo 81 Restored 10-Cent Coin-Operated Soda Machine (Lot #8240) – $20,700
- Near Flawless NOS 1959 Sinclair Oil double-sided porcelain service station sign (Lot #8210) – $19,780
- Scarce 1928 Keesee Brand Visible Gas Pump (Lot #8250) – $18,400
Barrett-Jackson kicks off the 2019 auction year with the 48th Annual Scottsdale Auction, January 12-20, 2019, at WestWorld of Scottsdale. Advance tickets and All-Week ticket packages are currently available at Barrett-Jackson.com. Consignments are also being accepted via the online application or by calling 480-421-6694. For information on becoming a bidder, visit www.Barrett-Jackson.com/bid. Also, follow Barrett-Jackson on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter for the latest news and information heading into the 2019 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.
Source: Barrett-Jackson Auction Company, LLC