The first production 2023 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 sold for $3,600,000 and a 2004 Porsche Carrera GT for $1,980,000 as the top results at the Barrett-Jackson 2022 Scottsdale collector car auction.
Barrett-Jackson sold at least twelve cars for over a million dollars at the Scottsdale 2022 collector car auction. The top result was $3,600,000 paid for the first production 2023 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 that was auctioned for charity. Top results for standard cars were $1,980,000 paid for a 2004 Porsche Carrera GT and $1,870,000 for a 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing with in-period racing provenance. Top results were also achieved on a 2015 Porsches 918 Spyder, a 2014 McLaren P1, and a 2019 McLaren Senna. Three Ford GTs achieved very strong results.
Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale Collector Car Auction 2022
The Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale Auctions in January 2022 celebrate the 50th anniversary of this major collector car sale that traditionally kicks off the classic car auction year. The 2022 Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale auction is scheduled for January 22 to 30, 2022, at Westworld of Scottsdale, Arizona, USA.
In 2022, Barrett-Jackson earned around $195.9 million with a 100% sell-through rate on 1,841 cars and $7.3 million on 1,153 pieces of automobilia for a total of over $203.2 million. Additionally, Barrett-Jackson raised $8.8 million on ten charity lots.
In 2021, Barrett-Jackson sold in total, 1,054 vehicles for over $95 million, while over 1,000 pieces of automobilia brought in over $4.4 million, and $5.8 million was raised through the sale of charity vehicles, bringing the total auction sales to more than $105 million with a 100-percent sell-through rate and over 95 world-record auction sales achieved.
The 2020 Scottsdale Auction was the largest-ever auction held by Barrett-Jackson and its most successful. Over 1,900 Resto-Mods, classics, and supercars sold for more than $129.7 million, and over 1,200 pieces of automobilia brought in well over $3.7 million. The sale of nine charity vehicles – including the first-ever C8 Corvette – raised $7.65 million for great causes.
Top Results at Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale Sale 2022
The top results at the Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale 2022 collector car auction were:
|1||2023||Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Coupe DIN001*||3,600,000|
|2||2004||Porsche Carrera GT||1,980,000|
|3||1955||Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing||1,870,000|
|4||2015||Porsche 918 Spyder||1,815,000|
|6||2019||Ford GT Heritage||1,650,000|
|9||2020||Ford GT Carbon Series||1,375,000|
|10||2014||Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG 6×6 Brabus B63S 700||1,210,000|
|11||1967||Shelby Cobra 427 CSX||1,210,000|
|12||1968||Ford Mustang Custom Fastback*||1,000,000|
Note: Unpublished results, check final results at Barrett-Jackson. *Charity lot
2023 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 DIN001
The top result in the Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale 2022 sale was $3,600,000 paid for the 2023 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 DIN001 that was sold for charity — a further $100,000 was added to increase the funds raised to $3.7 million. This was also the second-highest result overall of all Scottsdale 2022 collector car auctions — only the 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing Alloy sold for $6,825,000 at RM Sotheby’s Arizona achieved a higher result.
The first retail production 2023 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 was auctioned to benefit Operation Homefront, the national nonprofit celebrating 20 years of building strong, stable, and secure military families.
A 1968 Ford Mustang Custom Fastback sold for $1,000,000 to benefit the STARS air ambulance in Saskatchewan.
“We have a longstanding tradition of selling VIN 001 and first-production vehicles at our auctions to benefit many charities doing exceptional work in our communities,” said Craig Jackson, chairman and CEO of Barrett-Jackson prior to the auction. “Over our 50-year history, we’ve helped raise more than $135 million** to date and these highly collectible vehicles like this Z06 in Scottsdale have played a large role in this. We’re honored to once again set the stage for another monumental moment in automotive history with 100-percent of the hammer price of this first retail production Z06 going to Operation Homefront.”
**The ten charity lots sold at the 2022 auction increased the amount to $144 million.
2004 Porsche Carrera GT
The highest regular result at the Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale 2022 sale was a remarkable result as well: $1,980,000 paid for a 2004 Porsche Carrera GT — a model record. RM Sotheby’s sold a similar car for $1,545,000 two days earlier and fewer than ten Carrera GTs ever achieved over a million at public auction while many sold for less. Two weeks ago, the $1,800,000 – $2,400,000 estimate Gooding has on a 2005 Carrera GT on offer at Amelia Island 2022 seemed pie-in-the-sky — after Scottsdale 2022 that estimate seems entirely sensible. Expect more Carrera GTs to test the market in auctions later in 2022.
A 2015 Porsche 918 Spyder sold for a similarly strong $1,815,000 — after weak prices in 2020 and 2021, this hypercar model sold for very high prices at recent auctions, including $1.6 million at RM Sotheby’s Arizona. Porsches of all price levels seemed to perform well above expectations at all the various Scottsdale 2022 auctions.
1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing
Classic Mercedes-Benz 300 SLs performed very well at the Scottsdale 2022 auctions, as they did at Mecum Kissimmee in mid-January 2022. Six have sold for over a million dollar during January 2022 but more remarkable were the high prices paid. The 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing Alloy sold for $6,825,000 at RM Sotheby’s Arizona was of course a very special lightweight body version but prices paid were generally well above expectations and recent auction results. Expect many more to come to market.
The 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing that sold for $1,870,000 at Barrett-Jackson is a rare Gullwing with racing provenance. Special ordered from the factory with Strawberry Red Metallic paint, the 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing Coupe was delivered to the initial owner, the Ministry of Police in Havana, Cuba. It was rallied by professional race car driver Santiago “Chaquito” Gonzales with the most notable result a first-place win at the 1957 Havana Gran Premio National Race.
After being rallied during the first part of its life, it was purchased in 1961 and imported to the United States. Optional features included factory beige leather, VDO gauges, wood steering wheel, and custom aftermarket luggage. It is powered by the original matching-numbers M198 engine paired with a 4-speed manual transmission. This 300SL was restored by the third owner in the 1990s followed by a full engine rebuild by the fourth owner in 2003 and currently has only 59,265 miles on the clock.
A 1959 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster just missed the million-dollar mark when it sold for $990,000 but a monster 2014 Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG 6×6 Brabus B63S 700 sold for $1,210,000. Barrett-Jackson had a similar 6×6 result at Scottsdale 2019.
Other Million-Dollar Results at Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale 2022
Further million-dollar results at Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale collector car auction 2022 were mostly modern supercars:
The 2014 McLaren P1 was commissioned to meet USA EPA and DOT requirements. This P1 is chassis 24 of 375 and is finished in McLaren Formula 1 racing team’s, “Racing Chrome.” It has over 2,300 miles on the clock. (Perhaps the $44,685.83 service bill on record helps to explain why many supercar owners never drive the cars?)
The 2019 McLaren Senna was the final of 500 cars produced. The extensive list of factory options totals $200,000, including a 24k gold heat shield, Gorilla Glass door panels, and gloss-coated exposed carbon fiber with red accents. It was driven for less than a thousand miles since new.
Six modern Ford GTs have sold for over a million dollars at auction in January 2022 and a few for just less. The trio of Ford GTs at Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale 2022 obtained the highest prices:
- The 2020 Ford GT Carbon Series was the first 2020 model to make it to auction. It is finished in Black and features an exposed carbon fiber center stripe. With 585 miles on the clock it is well used compared to the other two undriven Ford GT cars in the sale.
- The limited edition 2019 Ford GT Heritage Edition had less than 20 miles on the odometer and featured the famous Gulf Oil racing paint livery, along with exposed carbon-fiber accents for both the interior and exterior.
- The 2017 Ford GT ’66 Heritage Edition had only 36 actual miles and was finished in Shadow Black paint with silver stripes and Frozen White No. 2 graphics on the hood and doors.
The 1967 Shelby Cobra 427 CSX 3356 was originally sold by Paradise Ford of Scottsdale in 1967. This vehicle received a full restoration in the early 1990s at the hands of Mike McCluskey at which time it was repainted metallic blue with white stripes and upgraded to full S/C specifications.
Top Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale 2022 Automobilia Results
The top Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale 2022 automobilia results were:
- 1953 Ford Jubilee Neon Porcelain Sign (Lot #9491) – $460,000 (world auction record for a neon sign)
- 1950s to Early 1960s Disneyland Donald Duck Ride (Lot #9488.1) – $172,500 (world auction record for a kiddie ride)
- 1940s-50s Mobil Oil Neon Porcelain Sign (Lot #9495.2) – $161,000
- 1930s Kelly Tires Sign (Lot #9470) – $155,250
- 1940s Greyhound Bus Lines Tin Sign with Animated Neon (Lot #8492.4) – $149,500
The Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale 2022 Auction was a record-shattering automobilia auction. A total of 1,153 automobilia pieces sold at No Reserve for more than $7.3 million, the company’s most successful automobilia auction in its history. The auction included extremely rare Disney pieces and set a new world auction record for a neon sign with the sale of a Ford Jubilee Neon Porcelain Sign (Lot #9491) that brought $460,000.
Barrett-Jackson’s next auction is Palm Beach in Florida in early April 2022.
Scottsdale and Arizona Car Auctions 2022
Scottsdale & Arizona Sales 2022 — Auction Results:
- RM Sotheby’s Arizona Sale 2022 — Auction Results
- Bonhams Scottsdale Sale 2022 — Auction Results
- Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale 2022 — Auction Results
- Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale 2022 — Charity Lots Results
- Gooding Geared Online Scottsdale 2022 — Auction Results
Scottsdale & Arizona Sales 2022 — Auction Previews:
Scottsdale & Arizona Sales 2022 — Pre-Auction Announcements:
- Barrett-Jackson: Shelby Cars
- Barrett-Jackson: Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing
- RM Sotheby’s: Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Alloy Gullwing
- RM Sotheby’s: American Prewar Classics (Duesenberg Model J Tourster)
- RM Sotheby’s: Mercedes-Benz 300 SLs
- RM Sotheby’s: Tenebaum Porsches
Scottsdale & Arizona Sales 2021 — Auction Results
- 2021 Scottsdale, Arizona, January Auctions Results Overview
- Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale March 2021 Auction Results
- Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale March 2021 Charity Lots Auction Results
- Bonhams Scottsdale 2021 Auction Results
- Gooding Scottsdale 2021 Auction Results
- RM Sotheby’s Arizona 2021 Auction Results
Scottsdale & Arizona Sales — Previous Auction Results
- 2020: Gooding, RM Sotheby’s, Barrett-Jackson & Barrett-Jackson (Charity Lots).
- 2019 Scottsdale Auctions Results Overview
- 2018 Scottsdale Auctions Results Overview
- 2017 Scottsdale Auctions Results Overview
- 2016: Barrett-Jackson, Gooding, RM Sotheby’s, Bonhams
- 2015 Scottsdale Results Overview
- 2014 Scottsdale & Arizona Collector Car Auction Results
Scottsdale & Arizona Auctions 2022
Many auction houses have sales (live, online, or a combination) during the annual Scottsdale week in mid-late January, including amongst others:
- Barett-Jackson: 22 to 30 January 2022 in Scottsdale, Arizona — live auction.
- Bonhams: 27 January 2022 in Scottsdale, Arizona — live auction.
- Gooding & Company: 26 – 28 January 2022 — online auction but cars on display in Scottsdale (and Van Nuys, California, 18 – 21 January).
- RM Sotheby’s: 27 January 2022 in Phoenix, Arizona — live auction.
- Russo and Steele: 26 – 30 January 2022 in Scottsdale — live auction.
- Worldwide Auctioneers: 26 – 27 January 2022 in Scottsdale — live auction.