Arizona Car Week 2020

January, 2020

Corvette

The classic car world headed to the “Valley of the Sun” in January for the annual Arizona Car Week, where no less than seven auction companies offered up a dazzling array of vehicles, ranging from the brass era to late model exotics.    Approximately 4,000 vehicles crossed the auction stage this year, and as in past years, the Ferrari marque was on top of the leaderboard.

A 1995 F50 sold for $3,222,500, making it the most expensive car sold, and a 1958 250 GT was bid to $5,500,000, but did not reach the reserve price.   One of the most anticipated sales of the week was the first production C8 mid-engine Corvette, VIN 0001, which raised $3,000,000 for the Detroit Children’s Fund.    Other highlights of this year’s auction were the sale of a movie star car that appeared in “Ferries Bueller’s Day Off” (a custom built to resemble a 1983 Modena Spyder,  a rare Tucker 48, and one of the few super Corvettes from the muscle car era, a 1969 L88.    Perhaps the biggest surprise was the sale of a 1969 Camaro ZL1 COPO for $1,094,500, making it the most expensive Camaro sold at an auction.

 

As always, the Barrett-Jackson auction at WestWorld drew a huge audience, living up to its billing as a “Life Style Event.”  On display for the first time, “Little Red,” a 1967 Shelby experimental Mustang Coupe, was fresh out of restoration.  The development of this Mustang and another Shelby experimental car on display at the auction, the “Green Hornet”, represents a significant milestone of Carroll Shelby’s collaboration with the Ford Motor Company.   For more on this and other sights from the 2020 Barrett-Jackson auction see Cars-On-Line’s onsite coverage.

  1967 Shelby Experimental Mustang Coupe (Little Red) and 1968 Shelby Mustang (Green Hornet)

Top Sales at Select Auction Houses

Bonhams
      • 1951 Ferrari 212 Inter Cabriolet – $1,930,000
      • 1955 Lacia Aurlia B24S Spider – $810,000
      • 1924 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost Piccadilly Special Roadster – $368,000
      • 1995 Ferrari F512M – $313,000
      • 2005 Ford GT – $285,500

 

RM Sotheby’s
      • 2018 Pagani Huayra Roadster – $2,370,000
      • 1967 Ferrari 330 GTS – $1,710,000
      • 1971 Lamborghini Miura P400 SV – $1,391,000
      • 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing – $1,270,000
      • 1930 Cadillac V-16 Sport Phaeton – $1,105,000

 

Worldwide Auctioneers
      • 1936 Auburn 852 Boattail Speedster –$880,000 
      • 1956 Chrysler GHA Plainsman Concept – $742,500
      • 1930 Duesenberg Model J – $605,000
      • 1937 Packard Twelve 1508 Convertible Sedan – $451,000

 

Russo & Steele
      • 1957 Mercedes Benz 300sl Roadster – $1,045,000
      • 1971 Ferrari Daytona Spyder – $550,000
      • 1956 Prosche 356 Speedster – $258,500
      • 1970 Superbird – $222,000

 

Ritchie Bros. Leake
      • 2012 Lexus LFA Coupe – $395,000
      • 1957 Chrysler 300C Convertible – $325,000
      • 1958 Dual Ghia Convertible – $300,000
      • 1960 Chrysler 300F Convertible – $290,000
      • 1957 Desoto Adventurer Convertible – $275,000
      • 1968 Corvette L88 T-top Coupe – $250,000

 

All prices include sales commission.

For sales results from last year’s auction, click the image below.

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