Golden Cars and Collections Mark the 50th Anniversary of Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale

The Mile-High, GM Heritage and Flying Marlin collections, a stellar group of Shelby Cobras, Shelby Mustangs and Ford GTs and marquee cars such as a 1955 300SL Mercedes-Benz Gullwing coupe, 1967 Chevrolet Yenko Super Camaro 427/ 450, a 2014 McLaren P1 and a 2015 Porsche 918 Spyder are among the highlights of the 2022 Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale Auction as the company celebrates 50 years, January 22–30.

During the 2022 edition of Arizona Car Week, approximately 350,000 car lovers and celebrities will visit WestWorld of Scottsdale to celebrate a half century of automotive excellence at Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale 2022. The docket of approximately 1,900 will include hypercars, American muscle, exotics, Resto-Mods, vintage classics and multiple collections; all are expected to be offered at No Reserve.

“We’re proud of our heritage and the role we’ve played in the collector car hobby over the last half-century, and we can’t wait to continue this legacy in 2022, beginning with our flagship Scottsdale Auction,” says Craig Jackson, chairman and CEO of Barrett-Jackson.


Returning is the Barrett-Jackson Cup presented by eBay Motors, with 50 custom builders competing for multiple awards, including $20,000 to the Ultimate Best in Show. Other events will include an automobilia auction; the latest vehicles from carmakers; symposiums on automotive-related topics; hot laps and thrill rides; STEM-focused youth initiatives; and hundreds of exhibits, displays and vendors.

“Over the years, we’ve built a collector car family that is truly the heart of this hobby,” says Steve Davis, the company president. “I can’t think of a better way to speed into our next 50 years than with an amazing celebration this January.”

A McLaren, Shelby’s, a Cutaway Camaro & the Final Grand National


Remembering the great New Zealand driver, a 2014 McLaren P1 (Lot 1413) is the world’s first hybrid supercar and one of only 375 built worldwide. Commissioned to meet USA EPA and DOT requirements, the P1, chassis 24, is finished in McLaren Formula 1 racing team’s “Racing Chrome.” With 903 bhp –– 727 bhp from the 3.8L Twin-Turbo V8 and 176 bhp from the electric engine –– it’s capable of 0–62 mph in 2.8 seconds, topping out at 217 mph.

The name of another great racer will be mentioned often during the 50th- anniversary celebration: Shelby. A 1965 Ford Shelby GT350 (Lot 1381), “#257” is finished in Wimbledon White and includes a fiberglass hood, Shelby American-installed KONI shocks, override traction bars, aluminum intake manifold, Cobra oil pan and exhaust headers. In 2019, this stellar pony car received a Division 1 Class restoration and, two years later, it won two Concours Premier Awards from the SAAC-46 convention in Sonoma, California, and the Indiana SAAC Fall Classic in French Lick, Indiana.

Another Shelby, a 1965 GT350 (Lot 1395) was sold to San Jose, California, racer, Jerry Mendes, who dispatched it to Performance Associates for Drag Unit upgrades. He promptly set an NHRA class record, going 12.38 seconds at 110.83 mph in the quarter mile.


Originally sold in 1967 by Paradise Ford of Scottsdale, Arizona, Shelby Registry-documented CSX 3356 (Lot 1397) has a 427ci side-oiler V-8 with a single 4-barrel carburetor; in the early 1990s, Mike McCluskey completed a full restoration including metallic blue paint with white stripes.

A 1969 Shelby GT500 Fastback (Lot 1317.1), one of only 1157 built, is a California “Black Plate” car that has received a show-quality restoration. The original owner ordered it with a Candyapple Red exterior, Black Clarion Knit/Corinthian vinyl high-back bucket seats, 4-speed close-ratio manual transmission and the optional 3:50 axle ratio.

In addition, a 1999 Shelby Series 1 Convertible (Lot 1330) is one of just 249 produced. This is the only vehicle ever designed and engineered by Carroll Shelby from a clean sheet of paper and built ground up, Davis explains.


Super Snake, CSX4404 (Lot 1375), is one of only three continuation Super Snakes known to exist and be authorized by Shelby. Matching Carroll’s original car, this Guardsman Blue aluminum-bodied 1965 is powered by a 427ci V-8 fitted with the same twin Paxton superchargers feeding dual Holley 4-barrel carburetors on a cross-ram intake manifold. The engine is mated to a Toploader 4-speed manual transmission.

“Carroll Shelby’s name is iconic in the collector car world, and we’re honored to continue to carry on his legacy by celebrating and auctioning these amazing vehicles bearing his name during our 50th anniversary celebration,” Jackson says. “The Shelby Cobras and Shelby Mustangs on the docket in Scottsdale this year include some of the finest examples we’ve ever seen.”

Other outstanding cars include a 1967 Chevrolet Yenko Super Camaro 427/450 (Lot 1407); 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing coupe (Lot 1415); a 1959 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster (Lot 1414); and an LT4-powered 1969 Pontiac GTO Custom Convertible (Lot 1349). From the collection of the late Patrick Pogrant (Patrick’s Classy Cars), the Resto-Mod “Goat” combines the beauty of the great muscle car with today’s mechanicals, including a Corvette Z06 engine, the GM 6.2-liter V-8, producing a factory-rated 650hp and 650 ft/lbs with a TREMEC TKO-600 5-speed manual transmission, 3-inch aluminum driveshaft and a 3.89:1 rear-end, 14-inch Wilwood brakes featuring 6-piston front calipers and 4-piston rear calipers.


Also 1969 vintage, the Chevrolet Camaro RS/SS “Cutaway” Coupe (Lot 1369) is one of only two known “cutaway” promotional display cars used that year to promote the 1969 Camaro model. Featuring one of the original GM straight-6 cutaway engines, it’s been privately kept for 52 years.

Finally, the last Buick Grand National will be sold (Lot 1347). Built on December 11, 1987, the “mighty 6” ended General Motors mid-size rear-wheel-drive G Platform and also marked the closing of GM’s Pontiac, Michigan, assembly plant, opened in 1927. With just 33 miles, the 3.8-liter turbocharged black-on-gray legend has been perfectly preserved in its climate-controlled storage space in Louisiana.

Fab Collections


Multiple car collections exemplify vehicle diversity, a long-time theme at Barrett-Jackson.

The Mile-High Collection is a special offering with its depth and diversity –– the product of a true enthusiast’s heart and soul.

Among the superb Mustangs within this collection is a “Twister Special” 1970 Mach 1 (Lot 1336) as well as two 1970 Ford Mustang 428CJ Convertible Pace Cars (Lot 1336.1 and Lot 1336.2).


A 1969 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am is one of just 607 produced that year; it has the Ram Air IV power plant and a 4-speed (Lot 1438.2). Two Ford GTs are also part of the collection: a silver 2005 Ford GT (Lot 1355) with approximately 6,000 miles and stripe delete, and an as-new Gulf Oil-liveried 2006 Heritage Edition (Lot 1390) with just 24 miles.

Two fun vehicles are a 1956 Volkswagen 23-Window Transporter (Lot 1438), also known as a Microbus in the U.S. or Samba through much of the world, and a light blue 1976 AMC Pacer (Lot 515), the actual “Mirth Mobile” from the 1991 comedy, Wayne’s World.

The 13-car selection from the vast GM North American Heritage Collection comprises two Camaros, nine Corvettes and two Cadillac CTS’s. The full collection in Sterling Heights, Michigan, includes industry firsts, such as the first electric self-starter on the 1912 Cadillac; the world’s first hydrogen fuel cell-powered vehicle, the 1966 Electro-van; and milestone production vehicles such as the first production 1966 Olds Toronado, featuring front-wheel drive.


Both Camaros in this 13-car offering from the collection have fewer than 300 miles. A 2020 CC Camaro (Lot 421.1), VIN 001, has the 6.2-liter V-8 with a manual. A 2022 Cadillac CT5 Blackwing (Lot 1260.1) carries a 6.2-liter supercharged V-8 with 668hp and a 6-speed manual. Other features include Magnetic Ride Control and the lightweight carbon-ceramic brake package.

And, a 2020 Stingray 3LT (Lot 1258) is powered by a 6.2-liter LT2 V-8 with an 8-speed dual-clutch transmission. This Corvette has just 2,320 miles and has been displayed at several events by General Motors. Included in the sale of this Stingray is a two-day driving class from the Ron Fellows Performance Driving School at Spring Mountain Motorsports Resort & Country Club just outside of Las Vegas.

The 13-car Flying Marlin Collection is led by a 2019 Lamborghini Huracán Performante Spyder (Lot 1406), in Nero Nemesis flat black. The coupe version set eight lap records and the fastest production car lap time around the Nürburgring. The 5.2-liter V-10 wallops out 640 horsepower and accomplishes 0–60 mph in less than three seconds.


And, with its 760-horsepower supercharged “Predator” engine, a Velocity Blue 2020 Shelby GT500 (Lot 1271) conquers the quarter-mile in 10.6 seconds, makes 60 mph in 3.3 seconds and has a limited top speed of 180 mph.

In addition, the 2015 Porsche 911 Turbo (Lot 1275) has been upgraded by Evolution Motorsports. Its 3.8-liter flat-6, originally rated at 580 horsepower, now develops a dyno-proven 771 horsepower and 773 ft/lbs of torque on 100 octane.

“Nobody displays the diversity of the collector car world better than Barrett-Jackson,” Davis says. “We couldn’t be more honored to host The Flying Marlin Collection as we celebrate our 50th year.”


The Barrett-Jackson Cup, Fab Automobilia, Celebrities & Charity

Returning is the Barrett-Jackson Cup presented by eBay Motors, which recognizes the talent and craftsmanship of custom car and truck builders. The 50 custom builders will compete for multiple awards. The cars will participate in a parade across the world-famous auction block during Family Day on Saturday, January 22, as they are introduced to auction-goers.

The five finalists will then be announced and remain on display until they are brought onto the auction block during live television coverage on Saturday, January 29, when the winners of the “People’s Choice Award” and the “Ultimate Best in Show” are announced.


“We brought back the Barrett-Jackson Cup in 2021, and it was a huge success,” Jackson says. “Barrett-Jackson helped pioneer the Resto-Mod culture, and as technology has progressed, so has the quality and workmanship in these beautiful custom vehicles we see cross our auction block throughout the year.”

“We’ve seen many incredible custom vehicles . . . over the years,” Davis adds. “We couldn’t be prouder to continue the legacy of the Barrett-Jackson Cup as we also continue to raise the profile of Resto-Mods and celebrate the remarkable craftsmanship and its evolution in the collector car hobby over recent years and into the future.”

This year’s anniversary event also celebrates a diverse group of automobilia, all at No Reserve.


Vintage neon porcelain signs are increasingly popular. At Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale 2022 are a 1940s Flying A Service sign, 7 foot high by 24 foot wide (Lot 9466); a 10-foot-tall Ford Motor Company Jubilee neon porcelain sign from the landmark 50th Anniversary celebrations of the “Blue Oval” in 1953 (Lot 9491) and a single-sided Kelly Tires dealership sign from the 1930s (Lot 9490.4).

In addition are an early-1950s Mustang Oil double-sided porcelain service station sign (Lot 9465.2); a highly prized and authentic Ferrari porcelain dealership sign with the original stainless steel frame and featuring Ferrari’s iconic prancing horse motif (Lot 9465); a 1930s-vintage Bennett Model 150 gas pump, including a clock-type face and Texaco livery (Lot 9387); and an early-1930s double-sided tin “bowtie” 9-foot-long Chevrolet dealership sign with all-original milk glass letters (Lot 9395).

Finally, two rare Disney items from the mid-1960s are a Disneyland Mold-A-Rama Toy Factory machine (Lot 9488.2) and a late-1950s/early ’60s Walt Disney-Disneyland coin-operated kiddie ride. Donald Duck sings as the ride spins (9488.1).


At Barrett-Jackson charity is always a focus. “Helping those in need has long been a cornerstone of Barrett-Jackson, dating back to when my father Russ Jackson and his business partner Tom Barrett held a car show more than five decades ago to raise funds for the local library and community arts center,” Jackson says. “Over the last 50 years, we’ve been honored to help raise more than $135 million for nonprofit organizations and we look forward to building upon that legacy . . . during our 50th-anniversary celebration.”

One of the feature charity sales is the first retail production 2023 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 with 100-percent of the hammer price going to Operation Homefront, which provides relief and support for military and veteran families. Selling on Saturday, January 29, this highly anticipated Corvette is equipped with the all-new 5.5-liter LT6 V8 engine producing 670hp. With 12 available exterior colors, seven interior colors and seven available wheel packages, this 2023 Corvette Z06 is the most bespoke Corvette yet.

Two music legends will participate in the efforts. On Friday, January 28, music icon Bret Michaels, also a car and motorcycle enthusiast, will help auction his 2007 Bentley Continental GT (Lot 3003.1). He is donating part of the proceeds to his Life Rocks Foundation, a nonprofit 501(c)(3), which benefits childhood cancer and diabetes research and veterans’ organizations. The Moonbeam Silver Bentley is powered by a twin-turbo 6-liter W12 engine producing 552 horsepower; it rides on custom 19-inch aluminum wheels.

“I can’t wait to bring this car to Barrett-Jackson in January,” says Michaels. “I’ve had the pleasure of partaking in a handful of Barrett-Jackson events during the last decade since I sold my 1969 Camaro over 10 years ago and I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to also be a part of their 50th-anniversary celebration.” The winning bidder will also receive a one-of-a-kind, personally signed “Every Rose Has Its Thorn” guitar.

Michaels will also assist in auctioning a 1973 DeTomaso Pantera (Lot 3004) to benefit Barrow Neurological Foundation.

And, GRAMMY Award-winning artist and NASCAR Cup Series Trackhouse Racing Team owner Pitbull will accompany a 2022 Karma GS-6 (Lot 3008) to support The SLAM Foundation and Selfless Love Foundation, which help better the lives of underserved youth.

The custom luxury sedan features 536 horses and 550 ft/lbs of torque and a 360-mile range. Safety features include adaptive cruise control, lane-keep assist, regenerative braking and an integrated UI/UX infotainment experience.

“Together with The SLAM Foundation, we can collectively transform the lives of underprivileged children, providing them with opportunities and resources to succeed,” says Ashley Brown, Selfless Love Foundation founder and CEO. “There is so much synergy between our organizations, and this partnership offers a vehicle to maximize our impact and change more lives than ever before.”

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