Preview: Barrett-Jackson's 50th Anniversary Scottsdale Auction

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Preview: Barrett-Jackson's 50th Anniversary Scottsdale Auction

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Preview: Barrett-Jackson's 50th Anniversary Scottsdale Auction

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Barrett-Jackson’s week-long extravaganza is set to kick off Saturday, January 22 at Westworld in Scottsdale, Ariz. The docket for the 100-percent-no-reserve auction is sold out and features everything from modern supercars to muscle car staples and plenty of uniqueness in between.

The internationally known auction house will be celebrating its 50th anniversary during this year’s auction. At last year’s rescheduled March auction, Craig Jackson made a point to say “We want our 50th to be a real party in 2022.” Based anecdotally on how many text messages I have received from friends and family asking if I have “extra passes,” I would say the preparations are on par.

The entire searchable catalog can be accessed at Barrett-Jackson.com. Additionally, here are a few lots we will have our eyes on as gavel drops throughout the week:

This 1965 Ford Galaxie 500 is powered by a 427ci engine paired with a manual transmission. This Holman-Moody 1965 chassis C5HM-10047 is the Ford Galaxie driven to victory in the 1965 Daytona 500 by Fred Lorenzen. It was Lorenzen’s first half of the season car, which included Riverside and another victory in Martinsville.

“We have a longstanding tradition of selling VIN 001 and first-production vehicles at our auctions to benefit many charities doing exceptional work in our communities,” said Craig Jackson, chairman and CEO of Barrett-Jackson. “Over our 50-year history, we’ve helped raise more than $135 million to date and these highly collectible vehicles like this Z06 in Scottsdale have played a large role in this. We’re honored to once again set the stage for another monumental moment in automotive history with 100-percent of the hammer price of this first retail production Z06 going to Operation Homefront.”

This 1969 ultra-stock Mustang driven by Sam Auxier Jr. was purchased for the sum of one dollar from Ford to race in the Ultra-Stock class, which was a pre-Pro-Stock class run under AHRA, NAAR and taken from rules of NASCAR drag racing’s earlier division. The car is presented as restored, exactly how it was raced in 1969.

This 300SL gullwing coupe is one of 855 made in 1955, out of a total production run of just 1,400 between 1954 and 1957. It was delivered to its initial owner (the Ministry of Police in Havana, Cuba) on June 16, 1955, and was rallied in the early part of its life by Santiago “Chaquito” Gonzales, a professional race car driver. It took first place at the 1957 Havana Gran Prix National Race and first place in record time at the IV Classic Havana Rally. It was imported to the U.S. in 1961 when it was purchased by its second owner in California.

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