Wednesday, January 28, 2009

World's Best Collector Car Auctions

Every year the wealthy come to Scottsdale for the world's largest collector car auctions. This year Scottsdale had Barrett-Jackson Auction Co. and Gooding and Co.'s Collector Auction making a splash with collector car sales, along with RM Auctions and Russo & Steele Auctions.  

Barrett Jackson had $63 million  in sales and this is only a three day event!  Gooding and Co sold $32.4 million and had the highest single car sales.  They sold a 1960 Ferrari GT California Spider for $4.95 million and a 1937 Talbot-Lago Tear Drop Coupe for $3.5 million.   RM Auctions sold $18.2 million in collector cars, and Russo & Steele sold $17.1 million.   We see all types of collector cars on the streets of Scottsdale during this big event.  I took this photo of the back of a 1930s wood-paneled Packard parked in Old Town Scottsdale (say that three times fast).

12 comments:

Sharon said...

Most years, Jay Leno shows up to buy at least one car from one of the auctions!

JM said...

It's amazing how this crises doesn't really affect everyone... I love old cars and your shot is super but even if I was rich I don't think I would spend my money on them... :-)))

Backing to Argentina: I loved the country, Julie! I spent some wonderful time at Peninsula Valdez, El Calafate/Perito Moreno, Ushuaia and surroundings, before coming back to B.A. and then there was the chaos... :-)

angela said...

hi Julie,

I choose my cars by how comfortable they are so you can guess that I wouldn't be at a car auction..
It makes a good photo though.

Stu said...

I love watching the auctions on TV. They're covered on the "Speed" cable channel.

Jarart said...

I guess not everyone is affected by the economic downturn.

brattcat said...

Great photo. Feels like a classic.

roentarre said...

Such a wonderful capture on a vintage car. Love the texture and the colour!

Eki Akhwan said...

autions of vintage cars must be a grand thing. i would love to see the cars auctioned please ...

thanks for visiting and commenting on my blog, Julie.

Eki

tr3nta said...

I love American plates... :-)

Carraol said...

Nice contrast of textures and colors!

Julie ScottsdaleDailyPhoto.com said...

Stu; Thanks for the info on the car auctions. I have not watched them on cable before.

Lew said...

Not all dealers are going under! And some prices are still rising. LOL.

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