Barrett-Jackson Holds First Houston Auction September 16–18

  • story by David M. Brown
  • posted on 07/2021
  • posted in: Newswire

Barrett-Jackson, The World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions, is on its way to Texas, led by early consignments of two distinguished sports cars: a 2019 Ford GT and the 1979 Porsche 928 that starred in the film Risky Business.

The inaugural Texas event for the Scottsdale-based company will be held in Houston at the NRG Center September 16–18. The docket will feature a wide range of vintage cars, customs, supercars, late-model vehicles as well as authentic automobilia pieces.

“We’re incredibly excited to head out to Houston this fall for our first collector car auction in Texas,” says Craig Jackson, chairman and CEO of Barrett-Jackson. “Enthusiasts across the region, especially Texans, have a deep passion for collector cars. There’s an unmistakable car culture in Texas, and we’re looking forward to fueling that passion with our inaugural Houston Auction in September.”


A 350-acre complex with 26,000 parking spaces, the NRG Center is just six miles from the Houston Galleria with its restaurants and shopping, and offers 706,000-plus square feet of contiguous single-level exhibit space. “We are excited to be the inaugural Texas site to host Barrett-Jackson Car Auctions,” says Mark Miller, general manager of NRG Park. “We are happy to add this to our list of high-profile events.”

The 2019 Ford GT develops 647 horsepower and is paired with a 7-speed Getrag dual-clutch gearbox, good for 0–60 sprints in 2.9 seconds and a top speed exceeding 217 mph. Stopping is world class, too, with Brembo carbon-ceramic disc brakes, optional blue calipers and super-light 20-inch gloss exposed carbon-fiber wheels.

The supercar has $78,500 in factory options, including Liquid Blue paint and optional Frozen White stripes, Exterior Exposed Carbon Fiber Package and a Sync 3 infotainment system. Offered at No Reserve, this racer for the road is as-new with just 18.1 miles.


Also offered at No Reserve, the gold 1979 928 Porsche is the feature vehicle that appeared in Risky Business, the 1983 Paul Brickman film. The 4.5-liter V-8 produces 219 horsepower, for 6.8-second 0–60 runs and a 143 mph top speed. The 5-speed manual completes the powertrain, and the movie-star Porsche has 16-inch offset 5-hole aluminum alloy wheels and a cork leather interior.

“They say everything’s bigger in Texas, and that’s exactly what you can expect from our inaugural Houston Auction,” says Steve Davis, president of Barrett-Jackson. “With the sprawling NRG Park as our backdrop, our docket will be as wide and diverse as the state itself. From the custom off-road trucks and SUVs that have made Texas the Truck Capital of the World to modern supercars that race their way around Circuit of the Americas, we’ll have a car for every type of collector.”

To become a registered bidder for the 2021 Barrett-Jackson Houston Auction, see To consign your vehicle, And, for tickets, For other information, see