Sunday, January 26, 2014

B-J Collector Car Auction - 2

Over the course of six days, more than 300,000 people attended the Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction in the new WestWorld facility in Scottsdale, AZ. Four members of that total attendance figure were Raina, Jesse, Kate, and I.

We continued our walk around the assembled cars. Where possible, I have included some information about some of my favorite autos and their selling prices.

One of the most unexpected items in the auction is this 1922 Spillman Engineering Menagerie Carousel.
"This fully-functional 40' Menagerie Carousel was the brain child of Allan Herschell. The carousel carries a collection of his favorite hand-carved and crafted characters that traveled and operated around the world. The 3-row carousel is home to some of Allan's most treasured pieces with 38 characters in action. Allan Herschell is known as the "Henry Ford" of carousels, beginning his life's work in 1873 with his partner James Armitage. Armitage-Herschell Co. would dominate the carousel market until 1899 when the economy collapsed in real estate investments.
"With some of his hand-carved pieces from France and Europe dating back to his early years of manufacturing in 1875, the carousel is an electric time capsule that still captures the hearts of children and adults to this day" (
One of its interesting features includes small jumping horses for the very young. These animals only jump half as high as the normal animals.

The high bid of $250,000 did not meet the reserve price, so the carousel is still on the market.
1968 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 "Old Reliable." Sold for $253,000.

"Racing legend, Dave Strickler, campaigned this Jenkin's prepared Z/28 Camaro and dominated the ranks of NHRA Super Stock racing during the 1968 season.... This "Old Reliable" Z/28 was featured in over 30 automotive publications during 1968 and 1969 making it the most famous Z/28 Camaro in race car history.... In the summer of 1993, the detailed restoration began. Many of the original racing components were found and reinstalled. Appearance wise, Old Reliable looks exactly like it did during the summer of 1968. All original decals were found and the lettering was duplicated from original photos supplied by the Strickler family" (
1937 Ford Custom Drag Car. Sold for $90,200

1954 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible. I think this car sold for $88,000

1954 Ford Fairlane Sunliner Convertible

1937 Diamond T Stakebed Truck. Sold for $24,750

1957 Chevrolet Convertible

1936 Lincoln K Town Car. Sold for $89,600

Finished in maroon with gold coachlining, it has a black leather padded roof and black leather folding tendelet over the chauffer's compartment.
This is equipped with Lincoln's V12 engine and is one of the few V12 Lincoln Town Cars to remain.

1936 Packard 120 Convertible Sedan. Sold for $104,500

"The 120s were the first Packards fitted with hydraulic brakes and an independent front suspension which were mounted onto 120" wheelbase chassis.

"Equipped with several rare and important factory accessories, including a very rare set of steel spoke artillery wheels, dual side-mounted spare tires with metal covers and mirrors, factory fender skirts...,
"and the famous Goddess of Speed mascot (

1937 Cord 812 Supercharged Phaeton. Sold for $165,000

1954 Plymouth Belmont Concept Car. Sold for $1,320,000

"A Chrysler Corporation dream or concept car for the Plymouth Division, the Belmont was highly publicized and well received by the public at the various major automobile shows where it was displayed. Unfortunately, the car was never put into production, this car being the only one built" (

1931 Marmon Hot Rod Roadster. Sold for $275,000

1932 Auburn Speedster Convertible. Sold for $484,000

In total, there were 16 vehicles that sold for more than $22 million, with the highest selling vehicle being a 1967 Corvette L88 2 Door Coupe which sold for $3.85 million, making it the most expensive Corvette ever to sell at an auction. Other vehicles that broke world records included a 1967 Corvette L88 selling for $2.86 million and a 1957 Thunderbird E Convertible which fetched $330,000.

For me, I imagined myself in one of the stunning 1930s autos--any one of them.


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Damion said...

One thing I like about the Car Auctions is that I get to see some of the best looking cars of previous eras. They always have an interesting look to them. Also, I like how a lot of work has been put into them in order to make them look new.

Damion Lincoln @ Jacky Jones Lincoln

eyad ammar said...

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شركه الهدى
شركة رش بالطائف
خدمات الطائف
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شركة تنظيف فلل بالطائف
نظافه عامه بالطائف
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eyad ammar said...

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تسليك مجارى بالطائف
تنظيف خزنات بالطائف
رش مبيدات بالطائف
نقل عفش بخميس مشيط
شركة عزل اسطح بالطائف

eyad ammar said...

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شركة المتحدة
شركة نقل عفش بنجران
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eyad ammar said...

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