Barrett-Jackson held its second annual Collector Car Auction at Las Vegas on October 7-10, 2009 at Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada, generating more than $23 million in sales on over 400 collector cars that all sold at No Reserve.
A 1965 289 Shelby Cobra roadster (Lot #704) took the top spot, selling for $440,000, while the “Father of the Mustang,” Lee Iacocca, took the second spot, selling the No. 5 Iacocca Silver 45th Anniversary Edition Ford Mustang (Lot #3000) for $352,000. The Colorado collector who purchased the Iacocca Mustang will also be treated to dinner with the automotive icon. American racing and manufacturing legend, Carroll Shelby, took the stage alongside hall-of-fame drag racer, Don “The Snake” Prudhomme, to auction the Prudhomme Edition Shelby Super Snake concept car (Lot #711) for $302,500.
“The success of our second Las Vegas event has proven that we will become an annual fixture on the Vegas calendar for many years to come,” said Craig Jackson, Chairman/CEO, Barrett-Jackson. “Our attendance was up from the previous year, and we sold some of the most impressive vehicles we’ve ever offered. The energy and excitement of Las Vegas as a destination city where people really let loose helps create an auction experience that’s unlike any other.”
“The collection of exclusive, one-off vehicles and experiences offered this year in Las Vegas surpasses anything we have done before,” noted Steve Davis, president of Barrett-Jackson. “From concept cars and rare classics to dinner and track time with legends, you will only find it at Barrett-Jackson. And I’m also proud of our steadfast offering of entry to mid level collector cars, which continues to attract fresh faces to this amazing hobby.”
The company’s philanthropic efforts continued at the Las Vegas event, where more than $740,000 was raised for various charities, adding to the more than $20 million Barrett-Jackson has raised since 2006.
2009 Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas Top Ten Cars Sold
1. 1965 Shelby Cobra roadster – $440,000 (Lot #704)
2. 2009 No. 5 Iacocca 45th Anniversary Edition Ford Mustang – $352,000 (Lot #3000)
3. 1967 Shelby GT500 SE Super Snake – $330,000 (Lot #701)
4. 2007 Ford Shelby GT500 Super Snake Prudhomme Edition – $302,500 (Lot #711)
5. 2006 Mercury Volga Milan – $300,000 (Lot #363)
6. 1956 Chevrolet Bel Air – $297,000 (Lot #715.1)
7. 1969 Dodge Charger – $258,500 (Lot #691)
8. 2005 Ford GT – $253,000 (Lot #690.1)
9. 1969 Chevrolet Camaro – $245,000 (Lot #669)
10. 2006 Ferrari F430 – $200,200 (Lot #716)
During the event, Barrett-Jackson made an announcement, confirming they signed a letter of intent with the OC Fair & Event Center to add a fourth event to the company’s annual auction lineup. The Orange County auction will take place June 25-27 or July 1-3, 2010, at the OC Fair & Event Center in Costa Mesa, Calif.