Barret-Jackson is one of those unmissable events highlighted in any car lover’s agenda. Scottsdale in Arizona (USA) is the setting hosting this true classic collector car auction every year. Both the sky rocket prices achieved at the auction (we are talking nine digit figures) and the peculiarity of some of the vehicles on display have made this an event of legendary proportions. The ambulance which carried JFK’s body or Elvis Preisler’s Cadillac are some of the almost priceless pieces that have gone under the hammer here.
Barret-Jackson has in its 46th edition put on an extraordinary event attended by 320.000 people and reaching record gains of 100M dollars. Some of this year’s vehicles were truly show-stopping like the uber-tuned Ferrari that belonged to Justin Bieber or Floyd Mayweather’s Bugatti, but it was a timeless classic that got the most attention at the end: an immaculate Aston Martin DB5 from 1965 witch fetched the top sale figure of 1.12 million dollars. Close behind it was a rather peculiar 1960s Chevrolet Engineer Research, a prototype model designed as a test vehicle for motor racing that can reach 205m/h. It was bought for 1.23 million dollars.
But those weren’t the only jewels at the auction room. A luxurious 1930s Duesenberg J Dual-Cowl Phaeton reached 831.935 dollards and Justin Bieber’s exclusive Ferrari 458 Italia from 2011 fetching only 434.500 dollards.
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