Super Saturday at Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale saw truly spectacular automobiles cross the auction block and as a result, seven-digit hammer prices became the norm. A rare 1967 Chevrolet Corvette L88 led the way with a price tag of $3.85 million.
There was high drama to open the action Saturday at the 43rd annual Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale Collector Car auction, as a Cessna scout plane and a military truck raised $1 million for the Armed Forces Foundation.
AFF President Patricia Driscoll delivered an impassioned introduction about the charity’s work and the bidding quickly hit $750,000 before the hammer fell. Other auction attendees contributed an additional $250,000 bringing the total raised to $1 million.Barrett-Jackson, Cars, Scottsdale, Video
For the first time in its history, Ford Motor Co. will auction off the first retail production example of an all-new model.
The car in question is the first 2015 Ford Mustang GT Fastback, which will be sold today at the 43rd annual Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale Collector Car Auction, with all proceeds being donated to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, one of Ford’s pet charities.Barrett-Jackson, Cars
Nitro-fueled funny car drag racers roared into the consciousness of mainstream America in the early 1970s when two of the sport’s biggest competitors, Don Prudhomme and Tom McEwen, squared off against each other in match races as the Snake vs. the Mongoose, respectively, in what’s considered the greatest rivalry in drag racing history and perhaps the most famous match-up in American motor sports.Barrett-Jackson, Cars