Famous Barrett Jackson Auction Sales Total $29.2 Million

The Original Batmobile!

The world famous Barrett Jackson auction, which takes place in Scottsdale, Arizona, has just set some impressive records for a collector car auction.  The sales from the Arizona Barret Jackson auctioned generated more than $29.2 million in sales.  There were quite a number of famous and well known cars up for auction at Barrett Jackson including the original Batmobile.

These were the top selling cars at the auction:

  • The Original 1966 TV Batmobile – $4,620,000
  • Clark Gable’s 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing Coupe – $2,035,000
  • 1947 Talbot-Lago T-26 Grand Sport – $2,035,000
  • 1934 Duesenberg J Murphy LWB Custom Beverly Sedan – $1,430,000
  • 1956 Chrysler Diablo Concept Convertible – $1,375,000
  • 1971 Plymouth Hemi ‘Cuda Convertible – $1,320,000

The original Batmobile started its life as the one and only 1955 Lincoln Futura concept car, which was heavily modified by Barris to become the original 1966 Batmobile in the live action TV series Batman, as well as the movie adaptation, starring Adam West. The auction tent was brimming with excitement as fans watched the price for the Batmobile skyrocket to historic proportions on the Barrett-Jackson auction block. Legendary customizer and creator George Barris looked on with pride from the auctioneer’s stand, even adding his signature jacket to the sale, as the crowd cheered the auctioneer on.

Fans also witnessed two new world records, which were set by the 1947 Talbot-Lago T-26 Grand Sport and the 1956 Chrysler Diablo Concept Convertible. Selling for $2,035,000, the Talbot-Lago became the world’s most expensive T-26, while the Diablo set an impressive new sales record for a Chrysler Concept car with a final price of $1,375,000. It was clear from the cheers of the crowd and the final sales price, that both cars showed strong results, signifying a rise in the collector car market and Barrett-Jackson’s stronghold within the industry. In fact, reports in 2012 showed a 33 percent increase in the value of collector cars, surprisingly considering the state of the economy.

In addition to the evening’s top-sellers, a packed audience watched as other iconic cars, such as the 1929 Isotta Fraschini Tipo 8A SS Castagna Roadster, 1949 Delahaye Type 175 Saoutchik Coupe de Ville and the 1968 Chevrolet Corvette L-88 Owens/Corning Racecar crossed the auction block.  As well the first production ready 2014 Chevy Corvette Stingray was auctioned off for an impressive $1.1 million.

“The vehicles that sold at Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale this year were among some of the most exquisite cars I’ve ever seen and the experience is something I’ll remember for years to come,” said Steve Davis, President of Barrett-Jackson.  I am sure next will be even better!

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7 thoughts on “Famous Barrett Jackson Auction Sales Total $29.2 Million”

  1. You sir are a imbecile Adam. First I really doubt your professional automotive credentials. You seem to think you have a valued opinion via calling for cancellation of top gear USA, which I must say is an amazing show. It’s very informative, and is actually a show I can watch with my wife. Also I must say no auto technician that actually does work for a living wouldn’t buy tools from harbor freight for professional use. Most of us buy tools off the trucks.

    1. If you don’t like my blog you are welcome to not read it. Why do you need auto credentials to call for a show to be taken off the air? Just because you can watch a show with your wife doesn’t mean I or others have to like it btw. I take your comment to mean you can’t watch TV shows with your wife which probably means there are some marriage problems there.

      FYI I don’t buy all my tools at Harbor Freight. A lot of what they sell is junk and I don’t recommend it but the Harbor Freight toolbox has worked well.

      Keep in mind you are the one commenting on my successful blog. Haters gone hate!

      1. For you to have a successful blog, you sure don’t have many comments on your threads. Secondly I said I doubt you auto credentials, not that your auto credentials had anything too do with top gear. Guess what new season of top gear starts next week, so evidently history shits on what you think. It when you bash tanner, Rutledge and Adam sounds too me like you just want to be them, because you got a bunk ass blog and they host a successful national television show. O and by the way Rutledge and tanner both probably have forgotten more about cars than you know.

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