It was a crazy week in Scottsdale for Barrett Jackson’s finest show. Luckily, the weather was excellent. Cars and people converged on WestWorld for a solid week of shopping, bidding and ogling some of the world’s nicest four-wheeled machines.
Fesler Built brought two 1955 Chevys, one in-progress and one complete, to show off the modifications and work on the builds. Interest in the builds was high and we are happy to call the show a success!
We had a few friends who put vehicles through the auction itself. One blazer, in particular, got a lot of attention. Here’s a video of it going across the block.
There were so many amazing vehicles to see. Among them were brand new offerings from manufacturers as well as movie classics. Of particular interest was a no-kidding, actual “Smokey and the Bandit” Trans Am. Burt Reynolds made an appearance (not just the cardboard cutout pictured) and the vehicle itself made a good showing on the block, selling for $500k.
And speaking of television, the truck dubbed “Optimus Prime” and one of the “Bumblebee” Camaros from the Transformers movies also sold, taking in respectable six-figure amounts each.
Although, somewhat disappointingly, what wasn’t for sale was the sweet statue they were displayed next too…
The 2016 Ford GT really stood out. We got a time-lapse video of it on it’s turntable that turned out well.
There were a couple of notable cars for sale with Fesler Billet parts on them, a blown 1969 Camaro and a twin-supercharged 1970 Chevy Nova, both built by Rides by Kam.
Some of our favorites included this twin-turbo-diesel F-100, just over $76k
And this Porsche 918 Spyder, the top car in the auction, selling for $1.76M
And these two insane Corvettes, at $132k each!
In all, only a few cars sold for more than one million dollars. What do you think of the general prices of the cars this year? Leave a comment and tell us what you think!
Then, check out the rest of our pics from the show, uploaded to this Flickr album.
Also, check out our expose on “Buying vs. Building your next car.” With over 6,000 shares on Facebook, this article has really got people thinking!
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