The 2018 Barrett-Jackson auction was held in January in Scottsdale and featured everything from classic cars to pro-builders to celebrity spokespeople and more. The BluePrint team enjoyed speaking with customers and classic car enthusiasts alike while attending the show. The auction was part of Arizona Car Week, which featured more than 800 cars at Russo & Steele’s auction, 131 cars at Gooding & Company’s auction, 111 vehicles at Bonhams’ one day auction, 114 cars at the RM Sotherby’s auction at the Arizona Biltmore Resort & Spa, more than 400 vehicles at the Silver Auctions auction, and 81 vehicles at the Worldwide Auctioneers’ auction,
One of the highlights of the 2018 Barrett-Jackson was seeing a “do-it-yourself” build come to fruition from pro-builder Ron Everitt in conjunction with Factory Five Racing. Throughout the 10-day event, Ron and his team built one of the company’s Mk4 Roadsters, a car designed to look like a legendary 427 Cobra. At the end of the build, the car went on the auction block and sold for $60,000.
Factory Five’s booth also featured their “Half Mobile”, a unique vehicle that showcases the internal components of the Mk4 Roadster and features a BluePrint Engines 306 engine. You can check out all of the BluePrint Factory Five engine designs we have here.
Barrett-Jackson was just one of more than a half-dozen classic car auctions that were held recently as part of Arizona Car Week, which saw more than 2,600 cars that sold for $248 million combined!
Former President George W. Bush, Jay Leno, and Chad McQueen helped auction a 2017 Ford GT for $2.55 million, a 2018 Corvette Carbon Fiber 65 Edition for $1.4 million and the first production 2019 Corvette ZR1 for $925,000 at the 2018 Arizona Collector Car Auctions.
Here are the top 10 most expensive cars sold at the 2018 Arizona Collector Car Auctions:
- 1965 Ferrari 275 GTB Speciale Coupe, $8,085,000
- 1958 Porsche 550A Spyder, $5,170,000
- 1954 Ferrari 500 Mondial Spider, $4,455,000
- 1931 Bugatti Type 55 Roadster, $4,070,000
- 1966 Shelby Cobra 427 S/C Roadster, $2,947,500
- 1972 Ferrari 365 GTS/4 Daytona Spider, $2,640,000
- 1967 Ferrari 330 GTS Spider, $2,530,000
- 2017 Ford GT Coupe, $2,500,000
- 2014 Pagani Huayra Coupe, $2,090,000
- 1948 Tucker 48 Sedan, $1,792,500