A Rolls-Royce Phantom III and a 2017 Ford GT are early highlights announced for the Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale 2018 collector car auction.
A 1937 Rolls-Royce Phantom III Freestone & Webb Sedanca De Ville with rare copper body details is an early highlight announced for the Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale 2018 collector cars sale in Arizona, USA, mid-January 2018. Another noteworthy lot is a 2017 Ford GT donated by Ron Pratte to benefit the Autism Society of North Carolina’s IGNITE Program. A unique 1951 Talbot-Lago T-26 Grand Sport Saoutchik Coupe is another classical European car for the Scottsdale 2018 auction.
Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale 2018 Auctions
Barrett-Jackson will hold its 47th Annual Scottsdale Auction of collectors cars and automobilia on January 13-21, 2018, at WestWorld of Scottsdale. The World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions® will once again take center stage as the ultimate automotive lifestyle event during “Barrett-Jackson Week,” with a festival of entertainment, exhibitors and activities for the entire family.
In 2017, Barrett-Jackson earned $102.4 million: nearly $100 million from the 1719 cars and $2.5 million for more than 1800 lots of automobilia. The sell-through rate was a very impressive 99.5%. In 2016, Barrett-Jackson grossed $105 million and offered 1,469 cars for sale while the memorable 2015 auction grossed a record $132 million from 1,617 cars offered.
“We are continuing to build a collector car event for Scottsdale that is more than just an auction, it is a celebration of the automotive lifestyle,” said Craig Jackson, chairman and CEO of Barrett-Jackson. “We are building an exciting docket covering nearly 100 years of automotive history, with some of the rarest and most sought-after vehicles. We will also be engaging in a yearlong charitable initiative to raise much-needed funds and awareness for an important cause, with more details to come in December. Of course, what truly makes Barrett-Jackson the ultimate automotive lifestyle event is the wide, week-long range of incredible activities and exhibits for guests of all ages.”
2017 Ford GT at Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale 2018
The 2017 Ford GT is one of the most celebrated and rare supercars today, with a limited number scheduled for production in 2017. The Liquid Blue supercar slated for the Scottsdale Auction will be the first current-generation Ford GT ever built to be donated for charity. It was generously donated by businessman Ron Pratte to the Evernham Family-Racing for a Reason Foundation and will benefit the Autism Society of North Carolina’s IGNITE Program.
See 2018 Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale Auction (Ford GT Announcement) for more on this car.
1937 Rolls-Royce Phantom III at Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale 2018
Highlighting the Salon Collection is a 1937 Rolls-Royce Phantom III Freestone & Webb Sedanca De Ville (preview), one of only 10 Rolls-Royce cars built by a small English coachbuilding company called W.S. Atcherley.
This Rolls-Royce received its special copper detailed body in 1946 made by coachbuilders Freestone and Webb. The car was displayed on the lawn at the Pebble Beach Concours d’elegance in 2017.
Further Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale 2018 Auction Cars
Also on the docket is a rare ’66 Shelby GT350 Prototype #001 (preview). It was the first GT350 built that year, which led to the unbeatable, trendsetting new Pony car.
“Barrett-Jackson is the ultimate collector car event because it is fueled by genuine car people,” said Steve Davis, president of Barrett-Jackson. “From great salon cars like the incredible Rolls-Royce, to spectacular muscle cars, supercars and more, we will once again have a diverse docket that all our passionate fans will love. It’s what makes our Scottsdale Auction an annual event that breathes new life and adrenaline in the collector car community each year.”
From custom creations to well-preserved originals, the 2018 Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale Auction will include some of the most sought-after collector vehicles, including:
- A one-of-a-kind 1951 Talbot-Lago T-26 Grand Sport Saoutchik Coupe (preview)
- A 2006 Ford GT (preview) finished in Tungsten Grey with a 5.4-liter engine and only 650 actual miles
- An ’87 Buick Grand National GNX #003 (preview), the first GNX to be sold retail
- Two 1963 split-window Corvettes, including a 327/300 (preview) and a 327/340 (preview)
- A beautifully restored ’65 Volkswagen 21-Window Deluxe Microbus (preview)
- A Dodge Challenger R/T 440 Six-Pack V-Code Challenger (preview) with only 34,500 original miles