It was a little over two months ago that most auction houses made the announcement that their collector car auctions would either be postponed or moved to an online-only format. Barrett-Jackson moved their auction to the online-only format and found much success with buyers from all corners of the world.
Their first event was held online May 8-17, 2020 and Barrett-Jackson set two world records and helped NASCAR team owner Richard Childress raise $425,000 for COVID-19 Relief. The auction brought in more than $3.79 million for the sale of the collector cars and automobilia. This included the $425,000 raised for charity by the sale of NASCAR team owner Richard Childress’ No. 3 Dale Earnhardt Chevrolet that was once driven by legendary NASCAR driver Dale Earnhardt.
Now they are getting ready to host another online-only auction that will begin next month on July 6 and end on July 10. Barrett-Jackson will commence its “Road to 50” which is the celebration of 50 years of Barrett-Jackson auctions coming up in January 2021.
“I couldn’t be more appreciative of the response from our consignors and bidders for our most recent online only auction in May,” said Craig Jackson, chairman and CEO of Barrett-Jackson. “We’re building on that excitement with our Online Only July 2020 Auction. As part of our ‘Road to 50’ celebration, it will feature an incredible docket of more than 50 thoughtfully selected vehicles that exemplify the diversity for which our dockets are known. We’re especially excited to be entrusted with the world’s first auction of a coveted 2018 Ford GT supercar.”
The full docket of 50 collector vehicles has not been published quite yet, but there are a couple cars that have been announced including the 2018 Ford GT supercar Mr. Jackson has mentioned. The Shadow Black 2018 Ford GT with Dark Energy interior theme has less than 853 actual miles and comes with the GT ordering kit, original transport seat and steering wheel covers, owner’s manuals, battery tender with original box, transmission tool, locking lug nuts, fuel filler and a Ford GT car cover.
Also announced in the Barrett-Jackson press release is a custom 1968 Dodge Charger. It is a gorgeous Resto-Mod show car. It was a full frame-off restoration and has been beefed up with custom-built modern technology. Additionally, a 1954 Chevy 3100 five-window Resto-Mod has been added to the upcoming docket. It sits on a handmade custom frame with a Mustang front end, a 4-link suspension, and a narrowed Ford 9-inch rear end.
“It’s gratifying to look in the rearview mirror and see how much this hobby has grown over the last 50 years,” said Jackson. “We’re proud to live up to our heritage of building diverse dockets that appeal to collectors of every level. The collector car community has truly rallied together over the last few months and we look forward to carrying that excitement into our online auction in July and on into 2021 as we celebrate our 50th year in business.”
We are excited to hear the results of this online-only auction and there is still time to register to bid or consign a vehicle with Barrett-Jackson if you want to be part of the action. Let’s all hope the world is in a better place so we can all celebrate 50 years of Barrett-Jackson auctions at the beginning of next year.