Barrett-Jackson had total sales of over $14 million during their first event at the Reno-Sparks Convention Center from August 8-10, 2013. This, combined with 40,000 attendees, proves that Craig Jackson made a great choice being at Reno during Hot August Nights.
Gas Monkey Garage’s custom 2013 Chevrolet Camaro COPO 2 Door Coupe sold for $137,500 and probably will show up on a future episode of their show on the Discovery Channel. You may recall one of their builds was sold at Barrett-Jackson in January, 2013 at Scottsdale, Arizona.
The top 5 sales at the auction were the scheduled last manufactured 2014 Shelby GT500 Convertible for $500,000. This was a charity sale where Barrett-Jackson waives their fees and the charity, Brain Injury Association of America took in the proceeds. Continuing the top five sales were a sweet 1963 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible selling for $192,000, a 1950 Jaguar XK 120 2 Door Roadster went for $178,200, another Shelby, this one a 1968 Shelby GT500 E Continuation Fastback, hammered sold for $165,000 and a classic 1957 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible came in at $148,500. Remember, all prices listed here include buyer’s commissions.
The winner of the Barrett-Jackson Cup award went to a 1969 Ford Torino owned by famed collector George Poteet and built by the talented Illinois wrench Troy Trepanier of Rad Rides by Troy. I’ve been a huge fan of Troy’s builds ever since I saw his Sick Fish at SEMA in 2005. Last year at SEMA there was a Bonneville Salt Flat 34 roadster on display at a vendor booth that was drop dead picture perfect. Here is Hemming’s take on the winner.
This auction also marked the last coverage from SPEED as the Fox Network transitions to Fox Sports 1.Â But Canadian viewers will still have the SPEED channel available under that name.
Barrett-Jackson also partnered with the upcoming movie, Snake & Mongoo$e (that we previously spotlighted) to showcase the legendary Cuda and Duster 1970 Funny Cars raced by famed NHRA racers Don “The Snake” Prudhomme and Tom “The Mongoose” McEwen along with their color matching car carriers. The cars are now slated to journey to the Woodward cruise in Michigan and eventually will be sold at the January 2014 Barrett-Jackson auction in Scottsdale, Arizona.
Next up will be Barrett-Jackson’s 6th Annual Las Vegas auction on September 26-28,2013. It will be covered on three networks that weekend including Fox Sports 1, Fox Sports 2 and the National Geographic channels.
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