Cars & Auto

Barrett-Jackson’s Scottsdale Collector Car Auctions Set Record Start for 2022

The year 2021 was already ending strong for the collector car market and 2022 looks to be off to a great start. Barrett-Jackson’s Scottsdale Auction was said to be the most successful event for the collector car market in its 50-year history.

The big items of course came from the collectible vehicles items. That came to $195.9 million after 1,857 vehicles sold. These were all no-reserve sales and Barrett-Jackson also claimed a 100% sell-through rate. The portion of the auction dedicated to “Automobilia” in no-reserve actions was also its strongest ever.

Several factors made it the most successful event in 50-year history including a 100-percent sell-through rate that means every car sold. The average vehicle sales price reached an unprecedented $105,517 level. There were also 10 non-charity vehicles which sold for over $1 million each, the most in Barrett-Jackson history. Here are those $1 million-plus cars:

2004 Porsche Carrera GT (Lot #1398) – $1,980,000

1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing (Lot #1415) – $1,870,000

2015 Porsche 918 Spyder (Lot #1405) – $1,815,000

2014 McLaren P1 (Lot #1413) – $1,705,000

2019 Ford GT Heritage (Lot #1389) – $1,650,000

2019 McLaren Senna (Lot #1419.1) – $1,512,500

2017 Ford GT ’66 Heritage Edition (Lot #1417) – $1,430,000

2020 Ford GT Carbon Series (Lot #1399) – $1,375,000

2014 Mercedes Benz G63 AMG 6×6 (Lot #1413.1) – $1,210,000

1967 Shelby Cobra 427 CSX 3356 (Lot #1397) – $1,210,000

Of the more than $8.8 million raised for charity, there were 2 charity vehicles which also managed to top the $1 million mark. One was the 2023 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 VIN 001 (image below by Barrett-Jackson) that hammered in at $3.6 million, which was the most expensive car of the entire auction.

Collectors Dashboard has already outlined the strong “automobilia” sales. That was given more detail and it was also an all-time record in total and for selected high-end collectible items.

Mr. Jackson is quoted as saying, “we had so many special moments and historic milestones this week”. He went on to thank the many sponsors, consignors and guests enough for creating so many magical moments in his words. Barrett-Jackson said they look forward to returning to Palm Beach in April and building on the passion we all have for the collector car hobby.

The strongest collector car sales ever, a record of $1 million sales, and a 100% sell-thru rate. Add in the strongest automobilia auction records even. The year 2022 is undeniably off to a strong start.