Las Vegas — Over 500 vehicles crossed the auction block over three days at Barrett-Jackson in Las Vegas. Most of them were sold to the highest bidder with no reserve price. That included stock cars, customs and modifieds too! Actress Nicole Kidman made a special appearance in support of The Kristi House charity.
Here are some of most popular cars that were auctioned:
Lot 749: 2019 Ford GT Lightweight Edition. It features a twin-turbocharged, 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 engine paired with a 7-speed, dual-clutch transaxle. This supercar produces 647 horsepower and 550 ft.-lb. Of torque. It sold for an impressive $990,000 on Saturday afternoon.
Lot 702: 1972 De Tomaso Pantera featured in “Fast Five” movie series. It was used during the iconic train heist scene. Under the hood, it has a 351ci Cleveland engine, a ZF 5-speed manual transmission, Edelbrock Performer intake manifold and a Carter 750 carburetor. The movie car was auctioned on Saturday for $111,000.
Lot 708: 1968 Shelby GT500KR fastback. It is powered by a 428ci Cobra jet engine paired with an automatic transmission. Only 1,053 GT500KR fastbacks were ever made and only 95 came in this highland green color. It sold for $275,000 on Saturday afternoon.
Lot 761: 1961 Chevy Corvette custom convertible. It is equipped with a modern 6.2-liter supercharged V8 engine producing 650 horsepower. On the inside, there’s an Alpine sound system with Bluetooth capability. It also sold for $275,000 on Saturday afternoon.
Lot 741: 2021 Ferrari SF90. It has a twin-turbocharged V8 engine producing an impressive 986 horsepower. The SF90 is the most powerful Ferrari ever made. It sold for $594,000 on Saturday afternoon.
There was one electric vehicle sold during the Barrett-Jackson auction. A 2012 Fisker Karma Eco Sport sedan was sold for $23,100 on Friday. It comes with a turbocharged 2.0-liter, 4-cylinder plug-in hybrid drivetrain with two electric motors. The Karma has 24-inch Forgiato wheels and 31,380 actual miles.
“I try to come every year, I love cars,” said Virginia and Russ Gray, attendees from Las Vegas. “I love finding cars that I used to own that are now selling for a lot of money. I get to dream. I try not to drool. I’m the car guy, he just likes to look. It takes me back, good memories. They do a first-class job. It’s always clean, the people are nice. They take good care of the vehicles. When they’re not in Vegas, we watch them on TV—whether it be Phoenix, Scottsdale.”
One vehicle and a boat were auctioned off with the proceeds to benefit charities. A 2024 Lancer Craft Elite Runabout Boat and Sea Fury trailer were sold for $165,000. It features a wood-grained fiberglass deck and pink-themed hull. That sale will benefit the American Cancer Society.
Actress Nicole Kidman made an appearance at Barrett-Jackson to help The Kristi House charity, which works to eradicate child abuse and sex trafficking. The car donated by Kristi House, a 2023 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon 170, was originally sold for $400,000. Then, the buyer gave it back and it sold a second time for $300,000. Proceeds from that sale (which totaled $700,000) will benefit The Kristi House. The SRT Demon 170 has a 6.2-liter V8 and a 3.0-liter supercharger producing 1,025 horsepower! It is the seventh and final last call edition that is banned by the NHRA for going too fast.
Each morning kicked off with an “Automobilia” auction. That includes everything from antique signs to gas pumps, gumball machines and even a Coca-Cola soda fountain. A neon sign from the Las Vegas Club Casino in “The Hangover: Part III” was sold for $8,625.
“His dad bought a car at the last auction actually,” said Wilse Whitaker from San Diego. “You see it on TV and it doesn’t seem too much. But when you’re here, sitting in the seats, raising your hand and stuff…oh, you get such an adrenaline rush. It’s great, yeah. It’s super exciting. I am geared more towards the muscles like Camaros, Mustangs. It’s cool to see something like a Supra.”
His friend, Aidan Keller, added: “I like everything actually, I just like looking at the cars and stuff like that. It’s pretty fun.”
New for 2023 was the Barrett-Jackson Fan Zone. It featured appearances by UFC fighters and PBR riders. In addition, there was a live DJ and free giveaways for attendees to enjoy. Formula One had a booth set up to promote its inaugural Las Vegas race, which is scheduled for mid-November.
Lucid showed off their 2023 Air electric vehicle and offered attendees the chance to ride in them too! Dodge and Toyota offered thrill rides on a closed course outside the convention center. Attendees just need to sign a waiver before riding.
Cadillac showed off its 2024 Lyriq electric car. The rear-wheel-drive model offers 314 miles of range and 340 horsepower. Pricing starts at $58,590 before taxes and fees.
The Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas auction aired live on FYI and History channels.
Next up: Barrett-Jackson heads to New Orleans for an auction scheduled for the weekend of September 28-30. For more info, go to www.barrett-jackson.com