Final auction numbers

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We now have some numbers from the Barrett-Jackson
Scottsdale auction and it seems as if history was
made at the event.

The auction brought in a total of more than $131
million, $6.55 in automobilia sales, and the Ron
Pratte collection alone brought in $40.44 million
of the totals.

As mentioned earlier, the 1950 GM Futurliner took
in a total of $4.65 million with all the money
going to the Armed Forces Federation. A 2015 Jeep
Wrangler custom that was donated by SEMA, brought
in $85,000 for Child Help and the Victory Junction.

A 2015 BMW M5 donated by BMW brought in $700,000
that went to the BMW Car Club of America Foundation
and the Tire Rack Street Survival Program. GM
donated a 2016 Cadillac CTS-V and $170,000 went to
benefit the College for Creative Studies. GM also
donated the first retail 2015 Corvette Z06
convertible that brought $800,000 for the United
Way.

A 1979 Oldsmobile Cutlass Hurst was donated by Joe
Riley and brought $140,000 for the Cancer Research
Fund at TGen. A 1939 Cadillac LaSalle C-Hawk custom
roadster donated by Bubba Watson gave $410,000 to
Birdies for the Brave. Jeff Gordon and Ray Everham
donated a 1999 Monte Carlo NASCAR Busch Series
stock car that brought $500,000 for the Jeff Gordon
Children’s Foundation.

Ford donated a Shelby GT350R that gave the
Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation $1 million,
and an anonymously donated 2014 Victory Cross
Country 8-Ball motorcycle brought in $180,000 to
the Ride 2 Recovery.

To sum up the auction, CEO Craig Jackson said
“From sales and consignments to our ratings on
Discovery and Velocity, we smashed records at
every level.” It doesn’t get better than that.
Comments are always welcome.

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3 Responses to Final auction numbers

  1. Dale Gilmour says:

    Do you know if when a vehicle is auctioned for charity, does the buyer make out the check directly to the charity? If so, could that be tax deductible? I believe Craig Jackson also donates his “portion” also to charity.

  2. cruisin2 says:

    Dale Gilmour,
    I know Barrett-Jackson waives the buyer and seller fees and all the money bid goes to the charity, but I’m not sure if the entire purchase price would be deductible.

  3. nitrous55 says:

    The Two Lane Blacktop 55 Chevy went for $145K.

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