Barrett-Jackson 11th Las Vegas Auction Sets Sales Records

  • story by David M. Brown
  • posted on 10/2018
  • posted in: Noteworthy

A 2015 Porsche 918 Spyder (Lot #749) brought $1.76 million to lead all sales during the 11th Las Vegas Barrett-Jackson auction, September 27–29, at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino.

In total, 733 vehicles, most offered at No Reserve, sold for a Las Vegas event record of more than $32.9 million –– a 100 percent sell-through. In addition, nearly 400 pieces of automobilia brought in more than $760,000, including a one-off Gilmore Gas Station Island restored to the highest standards by McLaren Classic Restorations (#8247), another Las Vegas event record at $63,250.

Six vehicles sold to benefit charity, highlighted by a 50th Anniversary Ford Shelby GT350 (#3003) that supports Barrett-Jackson’s Driven Hearts campaign, raising $215,000 for the American Heart Association. In all, charity vehicles helped secure $1-plus million, bringing historical auction sales to more than $34.7 million. 

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Celebrity guests included NASCAR driver Richard Petty, “Mr. Las Vegas,” Wayne Newton, magician and entertainer Roy Horn from the Las Vegas duo Siegfried & Roy, and National Hockey League players from the Vegas Golden Knights: Brad Hunt and Brayden McNabb.

“We had four great collections, celebrity guest appearances and fans provided a wonderful tribute to our friend Burt Reynolds,” says Craig Jackson, chairman and CEO of Barrett-Jackson. Four of the late actor’s cars sold, including a 1978 Smokey and the Bandit Trans-Am Re-creation (#709), $192,500.

“We are also very humbled by the tremendous support for our Driven Hearts campaign and the incredible generosity of the collector car community,” he adds. Established in 1971 in Scottsdale, Arizona, Barrett-Jackson also produces auctions in Scottsdale; Palm Beach, Florida; and at Mohegan Sun in Connecticut.

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Top vehicles following the Porsche were a 2018 McLaren 720S (Lot #748), $352,000; 1999 Shelby Series 1 Convertible (Lot #739), $205,700; 1967 Shelby GT500 Fastback (Lot #746), $198,000; and a 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon Coupe (Lot #768), $198,000.

“Not only did we bring to the Entertainment Capital of the World some of the most coveted collector cars on the planet,” says Steve Davis, Barrett-Jackson president, “we also filled the weekend with some extraordinarily special moments with the sale of six charity vehicles.”

For more information about Barrett-Jackson, visit or call 480.421.6694.

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