Barrett-Jackson sells dreams. Ever been curious as to what the original 1966 Batmobile (designed by George Barris) would cost? How does the auction price of $4.2 million grab you? Yep, that’s one of the more spectacular sales that happened on Saturday, January 19th at the Barrett-Jackson auction in Scottsdale, AZ.
That may seem extreme, but you have to remember, this is Barrett-Jackson and prices are always up in the stratosphere.
Barrett-Jackson is one the most popular collector-car auctions in the country. “Established in 1971 and headquartered in Scottsdale, Ariz., Barrett-Jackson specializes in providing products and services to classic and collector car owners, astute collectors and automotive enthusiasts around the world. The company produces “The World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions™” in Scottsdale, Ariz., Palm Beach, Fla., and Las Vegas, Nev. Barrett-Jackson also endorses a one-of-a-kind collector car insurance offering for collector vehicles and other valued belongings.” – – Barrett-Jackson Media
Considering the global reach of the Barrett-Jackson auction, it’s no surprise that it is one of the most popular automotive viewer events out there. Formula One and NASCAR racing are but a few automotive-based, televised broadcasts that rival Barrett-Jackson. Despite its popularity, Barrett-Jackson still has room to grow.
“Today, during the Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale auction, a groundbreaking partnership was announced that brings The World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions™ to the base of the Sierra Nevadas to join the world’s premiere classic car and nostalgia festival. The inaugural Hot August Nights Auction Presented by Barrett-Jackson will take place in Reno Tahoe, Aug. 8-10, 2013. This event marks a historic partnership between two of the most recognized names in the classic and collector car industry.” – – Barrett-Jackson Media
Check out this collection of images and join us as we drool.