SEMA eNews Vol. 18, No. 4, January 22, 2015

Barrett-Jackson Records $8.74 Million in Charity Vehicle Sales

By SEMA Editors

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Featuring $30,000 in aftermarket parts and accessories, the Omix-ADA Jeep Wrangler JK Sport featured at the 2014 SEMA Show raised $85,000 to benefit SEMA Cares charities during the recent Barrett-Jackson auction in Scottsdale, Arizona.
   

A total of 10 cars crossed the Barrett-Jackson auction, held January 10–18, 2015, in Scottsdale, Arizona, to raise $8.74 million to benefit local and national charities, including $85,000 raised by the auction of the SEMA Cares ’15 Jeep Wrangler to benefit Childhelp and Victory Junction.

During the 10-day auction, Barrett-Jackson recorded more than $130 million in vehicle sales (unaudited) and a world record $6.55 million in automobilia sales (unaudited), making it the highest auction in sales to date.

“This year’s Scottsdale auction was on a scale unlike anything in our 44-year history,” said Craig Jackson, chairman and CEO of Barrett-Jackson. “From sales and consignments to our ratings on Discovery and Velocity, we smashed records at every level. Our week kicked off with a gala and continued to build excitement with our largest vehicle consignment in history, including the sale of the Ron Pratte Collection on Tuesday. Everyone who attended this year’s Scottsdale auction was a part of automotive history.”

The 10 charity auctions included:

  • ’15 Jeep Wrangler Custom SUV, donated by SEMA to benefit Childhelp and Victory Junction – $85,000
  • ’50 GM Futurliner, donated by Ron Pratte to the Armed Forces Foundation – $4.65 million
  • ’15 BMW M5, donated by BMW to BMW Car Club of America Foundation and Tire Rack Street Survival Program – $800,000
  • ’16 Cadillac CTS-V, donated by GM to benefit College for Creative Studies – $170,000
  • ’79 Oldsmobile Cutlass Hurst, donated by Joe Riley for Cancer Research Fund at TGen in memory of Russ and Brian Jackson – $140,000
  • ’39 Cadillac LaSalle C-Hawk Custom Roadster, donated by Bubba Watson for Birdies for the Brave – $410,000
  • ’15 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Convertible “1st Retail,” donated by GM for United Way – $800,000
  • ’99 Chevrolet Monte Carlo NASCAR Busch Series Stock Car, donated by Jeff Gordon and Ray Evernham for Jeff Gordon Children’s Foundation – $500,000
  • Ford Shelby GT350R VIN #001 Coupe, donated by Ford for Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation – $1 million
  • ’14 Victory Cross Country 8-Ball Motorcycle, anonymously donated to benefit Ride 2 Recovery – $180,000

In addition to the record-setting docket, a record number of bidders attended the Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale auction for a chance to purchase from the wide range of American muscle, European classics, exotic sports cars and one-of-a-kind customs. The top 10 cars sold in Scottsdale include:

  • ’66 Shelby Cobra 427 Super Snake – $5.1 million
  • ’50 GM Futurliner Parade of Progress Tour Bus – $4 million
  • ’54 Pontiac Bonneville Special Motorama Concept Car – $3.3 million
  • ’49 Talbot-Lago T-26 Grand Sport Franay – $1.65 million
  • ’65 Shelby Cobra 427 Roadster – $1.595 million
  • ’55 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing – $1.1 million
  • ’37 Mercedes-Benz 320B Cabriolet – $1.045 million
  • ’36 Delahaye “Whatthehaye” Street-Rod – $671,000
  • ’91 Ferrari F40 – $643,500
  • ’53 Mercedes-Benz 300S Cabriolet – $643,500

Watch the video of the SEMA Cares ’15 Jeep Wrangler being auctioned at Barrett-Jackson.

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