Skip to main content

Sold! Barrett-Jackson's 5000 Series Generates More Than $29.2 Million In Scottsdale
AddThis Social Bookmark Button
By: Barrett-Jackson

Sold! Barrett-Jackson's 5000 Series Generates More Than $29.2 Million In Scottsdale  Original 1966 TV Batmobile Sells for $4.62 Million at The World's Greatest Collector Car Auctions™ and New World Records are Set January 19, 2013

•LOT #5037 The Original Batmobile is the highest selling car at the company's annual Scottsdale Auction

•LOT #5019 1947 Talbot-Lago T-26 Grand Sport sets a new world record for the model

•LOT #5034 1956 Chrysler Diablo Concept Convertible sets a new world record for Chrysler concept cars

Scottsdale, Ariz. (Jan. 20, 2013) – Barrett-Jackson Auction Company, The World's Greatest Collector Car Auctions™, announced today that its highly anticipated 5000 series, which featured more than 50 unique and rare automobiles, including the company's famed Salon Collection, generated more than $29.2 million at the company's iconic Scottsdale auction on January 19, 2013. The top seller within the group was the Original 1966 TV Batmobile (LOT #5037), which dazzled both collectors and fans as it crossed the stage, selling for $4.62 Million.

The original Batmobile started its life as the one and only 1955 Lincoln Futura concept car, which was heavily modified by Barris to become the original 1966 Batmobile in the live action TV series Batman, as well as the movie adaptation, starring Adam West. The auction tent was brimming with excitement as fans watched the price for the Batmobile skyrocket to historic proportions on the Barrett-Jackson auction block. Legendary customizer and creator George Barris looked on with pride from the auctioneer's stand, even adding his signature jacket to the sale, as the crowd cheered the auctioneer on.

Fans also witnessed two new world records, which were set by the 1947 Talbot-Lago T-26 Grand Sport (LOT #5019) and the 1956 Chrysler Diablo Concept Convertible (LOT #5034). Selling for $2,035,000, the Talbot-Lago became the world's most expensive T-26, while the Diablo set an impressive new sales record for a Chrysler Concept car with a final price of $1,375,000. It was clear from the cheers of the crowd and the final sales price, that both cars showed strong results, signifying a rise in the collector car market and Barrett-Jackson's stronghold within the industry. In fact, reports in 2012 showed a 33 percent increase in the value of collector cars, which was proven once more by the company's fans in Scottsdale.

The top selling cars in the 5000 Series/Salon Collection included the following:

•LOT #5037 The Original 1966 TV Batmobile – $4,620,000

•LOT #5001 Clark Gable's 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing Coupe – $2,035,000

•LOT #5019 1947 Talbot-Lago T-26 Grand Sport – $2,035,000

•LOT #5004 1934 Duesenberg J Murphy LWB Custom Beverly Sedan – $1,430,000

•LOT #5034 1956 Chrysler Diablo Concept Convertible – $1,375,000

•LOT #5025 1971 Plymouth Hemi 'Cuda Convertible – $1,320,000

These hand-selected vehicles were sold on reserve and showcased the very best in automotive pedigree, design and style.

'The 2013 5000 Series and Salon Collection featured some of the best collector vehicles in the world today, and we were honored to have them cross the Barrett-Jackson stage,' said Craig Jackson, Barrett-Jackson's Chairman and CEO. 'Watching those unique cars cross the auction block was an incredible experience, and I'm glad I was able to share it with our bidders, consignors and fans.'

In addition to the evening's top-sellers, a packed audience watched as other iconic cars, such as the 1929 Isotta Fraschini Tipo 8A SS Castagna Roadster (LOT #5007), 1949 Delahaye Type 175 Saoutchik Coupe de Ville (LOT #5016) and the 1968 Chevrolet Corvette L-88 Owens/Corning Racecar (LOT #5041) crossed the auction block, garnering millions in sales.

'The vehicles that sold at Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale this year were among some of the most exquisite cars I've ever seen and the experience is something I'll remember for years to come,' said Steve Davis, President of Barrett-Jackson. 'We have some of the best fans in the industry and I can't wait to see how we top it in 2014.'

Barrett-Jackson is currently accepting consignment requests for the 2013 Palm Beach auction, taking place on April 4-6, 2013, at the South Florida Fairgrounds. For additional information on the event, visit http://www.barrett-jackson.com or call (480) 421-6694.

Photo credit: Barrett-Jackson
posted on conceptcarz.com

   Recent Articles
BARRETT-JACKSON SET TO RAISE FUNDS FOR VETERANS, KIDS AND MEDICAL RESEARCH DURING 46TH ANNUAL AUCTION

•Barrett-Jackson is set to help raise funds for deserving charities serving U.S. veterans, kids and medical research during its 46th Annual Scottsdale Auction
•Four-time Grammy winner Steven Tyler is auctioning his 2012 Hennessey Venom GT Spyder (Lot #3003), with 100 percent of the hammer price to benefit Janie's Fund
•The sale of the Dale Earnhardt Jr.-designed 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle (Lot #3006) and his 2014 Chevrolet #88 race car (Lot #3006.1) will each be sold to benefit Nationwide Childre....
INTRODUCING THE NEW LEGO® BATMOBILE FROM CHEVROLET

• The brand partners with Warner Bros. for 'The LEGO® Batman Movie'

DETROIT — Chevrolet, along with students from Detroit's Cody Rouge community, A World in Motion and FIRST LEGO® League, unveiled its life-size LEGO® Batmobile today at the North American International Auto Show.

Measuring 17-feet long and featuring exclusive stud shooters, the LEGO® Batmobile from Chevrolet was designed to strike fear in the heart of any villain. The vehicle was inspired by Batman's Speedwagon ....
SCOTTSDALE MAYOR DECLARES BARRETT-JACKSON COLLECTOR CAR AUCTION WEEK, JANUARY 14-22

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – Jan. 13, 2017 – To honor the World's Greatest Collector Car Auctions®, Scottsdale Mayor W. J. Lane has officially declared January 14-22, 2017, 'Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction Week' to commemorate the 46th annual event in the company's hometown.

Barrett-Jackson has become a staple and a point of pride for the City of Scottsdale and its residents over the 46 years since its inception in 1971. Bringing both national and international attention to the city, in 2....
Automotive Excitement Brings Over 100,000 to 2017 NAIAS as the Show Kicks into High Gear

January 14, 2017 - The North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) announced today that attendance for the kickoff to Public Show was 109,643, an increase of over 2,000 people from the previous year.

'Walking the show floor today was such a memorable time as I witnessed all the smiling faces, both young and old, that experienced the latest-and-greatest in automotive design and technology,' said Sam Slaughter, 2017 NAIAS Chairman.

The kickoff to NAIAS Public Show built off the ....
Gooding & Company Unveils an Important Private Collection of Four Limited-Production Porsche Supercars for Its Highly Anticipated Amelia Island Auction in March

Porsches from a Private Collector Include a 1998 Porsche 911 GT1 Strassenversion, 1993 Porsche 964 Turbo S Leichtbau, 2011 Porsche 997 GT3 RS 4.0 and 2011 Porsche 997 GT2 RS

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (January 9, 2017) – Gooding & Company, the auction house acclaimed for selling the world's most significant and valuable collector cars, is proud to announce that four outstanding Porsches from a private collection will be offered at the company's Amelia Island Auction on March 10. Ther....
CORVETTES RULE THE ROOST ON THURSDAY AT MECUM KISSIMMEE 2017

Collections From Jackie and Gary Runyon, Colts Neck and Tom Lembeck Are Featured Today

Kissimmee, Fla. – Jan. 13, 2017 – Corvettes ruled the roost on Thursday as they led a strong group sellers at Mecum Kissimmee 2017, the world's largest collector-car auction that began Jan. 6 and continues through Sunday, Jan. 15, at Osceola Heritage Park in Kissimmee, Florida. Collections from Jackie and Gary Runyon, Colts Neck and Tom Lembeck will headline today's offerings.

Top S....
2016 Chevrolet COPO Camaro
2016 Chevrolet COPO Camaro  2016 Chevrolet COPO Camaro  
2016 Dodge Challenger
2016 Dodge Challenger  2016 Dodge Challenger  2016 Dodge Challenger  2016 Dodge Challenger  2016 Dodge Challenger  
2016 Dodge Challenger SRT
2016 Dodge Challenger SRT  2016 Dodge Challenger SRT  2016 Dodge Challenger SRT  2016 Dodge Challenger SRT  2016 Dodge Challenger SRT  
2014 Chevrolet COPO Camaro
2014 Chevrolet COPO Camaro  
2013 Chevrolet Corvette 60th Anniversary Package
2013 Chevrolet Corvette 60th Anniversary Package  2013 Chevrolet Corvette 60th Anniversary Package  2013 Chevrolet Corvette 60th Anniversary Package  2013 Chevrolet Corvette 60th Anniversary Package  2013 Chevrolet Corvette 60th Anniversary Package  
2013 Dodge Viper SRT
2013 Dodge Viper SRT  2013 Dodge Viper SRT  2013 Dodge Viper SRT  2013 Dodge Viper SRT  2013 Dodge Viper SRT  
2013 Ford Explorer Sport
2013 Ford Explorer Sport  2013 Ford Explorer Sport  2013 Ford Explorer Sport  2013 Ford Explorer Sport  2013 Ford Explorer Sport  
2013 Tesla Model S
2013 Tesla Model S  2013 Tesla Model S  2013 Tesla Model S  2013 Tesla Model S  2013 Tesla Model S  
2012 Chevrolet Corvette Centennial Edition
2012 Chevrolet Corvette Centennial Edition  2012 Chevrolet Corvette Centennial Edition  2012 Chevrolet Corvette Centennial Edition  2012 Chevrolet Corvette Centennial Edition  2012 Chevrolet Corvette Centennial Edition  
2012 Chevrolet Inferno Orange COPO Camaro
2012 Chevrolet Inferno Orange COPO Camaro  2012 Chevrolet Inferno Orange COPO Camaro