Best known for hosting the “World’s Greatest Collector Car Events," the Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction is one of the most anticipated car shows and auction galore in America, probably in the whole world.
Established around 39 years ago in 1971, the luxurious event caters to the thirsts of car enthusiast and collectors for the allure and nostalgic prestige that classic cars bring. The Barret-Jackson auction house organizes three annual events to date the, Scottsdale Auction; Palm Beach Auction and the Las Vegas Auction at the famed Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino.
Through the years, the Barrett-Jackson auctions have sold hundreds of luxury and classic cars and have earned millions. Thus, this article list some of the highest-priced classic cars ever brought at Barrett-Jackson auction events.
1) 1966 Shelby Cobra 427 “Super Snake” - $5,500,000
The Shelby Cobra also known as the AC Cobra is one of the finest two-door, two-seater sports car produced during the 1960's. This European roadster started off as a racing car and it was even rivaled with the Chevrolet Corvett. However, due to reported accidents involving the Shelby Cobra, production of these cars was limited.
2) 1950 General Motors Futurliner "Parade of Progress" tour bus - $4,320,000
It's odd to see a whale-like bus venturing the streets of New York but it's even a lot weirder to know that such train rather bus have been sold for more than four million dollars.
There were only 12 GM Futurliners built, seven of which still exist up to this day and age. True enough rarity is a requirement for such value.
3) 1954 Oldsmobile F-88 concept car - $3,240,000
Perhaps one of the most popular classic cars out there, the Oldsmobile F-88 is beauty spurned over a four-wheel drive and that's without any exaggeration. It's one of the pioneers as well as one of the finest.
4) 1954 Pontiac Bonneville special Motorama concept car - $3,024,000
General Motors are known for elegance and craftsmanship. Thus, it's no wonder that their Pontiac division came up with a magnificently-looking sports car. A little trivia, the Bonneville was named after U.S. Army officer Benjamin Bonneville.
5) 1970 Plymouth Hemi ‘Cuda 2 door convertible - $2,160,000
The Plymouth Cuda is arguably one of the best cars ever producedby the Plymouth division of Chrysler. It boasts several body trims including a convertible, tap-down version.