We’ve been watching the Barrett-Jackson auction
since Tuesday and told a friend it may be our last
year for doing so. It seems like since the coverage
of the auction left Speedvision and moved to it’s
current Discovery/Velocity berth it has turned into
a gabfest/long commercial for the auction.
We noticed when Ron Pratte’s Futurliner came on
the block the commentators couldn’t even shut up to
let a spokesperson from the charity talk. The
Futurliner sold for $4 million and the auctioneer
worked the crowd for another $650,000 in donations
for the Armed Forces Foundation (AFF).
The Cobra Super Snake from the Pratte collection
went for $5.111 million, and the 1954 Pontiac
Bonneville Special Motorama concept car brought
Ford got involved donating a new Shelby GT350R
coupe with proceeds going to the Juvenile Diabetes
Research Foundation (JDRF) that sold for $1 million
and drew another $100,000 in cash donations after
the hammer came down.
Besides the vehicles mentioned above some top
sellers were a 1949 Talbot-Lago T-26 Grand Sport
Coupe for $1.65 million, a 1965 Cobra 427 Roadster
at $1.59 million, a 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL
Gullwing coupe at $1.1 million, a 1937 Mercedes-
Benz 320B Cabriolet for $1.045 million, a 1936
Delahaye “Whatthehaye” street rod at $671,000, and
a 1991 Ferrari F40 at $643,500 to name a few.
From the Pratte automobilia collection a 1950s
Chevrolet “Chevy Boy” single-sided neon porcelain
dealership sign sold for $69,000 a 1958 17-foot
ChrisCraft wooden speedboat bar went for $34,500
and a 1956 Pontiac Club de Mer concept car design
studio pedal car brought $33,925.
We may have an update when the final numbers are
available and if we do, you’ll be the second to
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