With the end of Barrett-Jackson’s fourth day, we can now come to a consensus on Arizona’s Auction week. Most speculation expected much lower sales due to the economy, however many blue chip cars from RM and Gooding seemed relatively unaffected.
Over the last four Days, B-J has sold all kinds of automobiles. The term million dollar muscle car might be dead in 2009. Considered well bought, the best a matching numbers 1970 Hemi-Cuda could muster was $137,500 USD. Top sale went to a pre-war Ford Rotary Airplane, but our top pick was the 2000 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 Concept.
RM Auctions failed to sell their top lots, but still got some impressive bids for the Corvette Grand Sport and PB-winning Bugatti Atalante. Gooding had more respectable reserves, selling their Talbot Lago Teardrop, PB-winning Daimler and a Ferrari California. Top Bids (in millions) are as follows:
5.0 – 1963 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport
4.5 – 1960 Ferrari 250 California Spyder 1963GT
4.4 – 1960 Ferrari 250 SWB Comp 1759GT
3.2 – 1937 Talbot-Lago T150C SS Figoni et Falaschi Teardrop 90105
2.7 – 1932 Daimler Double Six Martin Walter Sports Saloon
1.25 – 1929 Duesenberg J LeBaron Dual Cowl Phaeton J126
1.2 – 1937 Bentley 4 1/4 Vesters & Neirinck Fixed Head Sport Coupe B156KT
1.15 – 2003 Ferrari Enzo
1.00 – 1931 Duesenberg J Bohman and Schwartz J464