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5 Reasons to Attend the Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale Auction

By Victoria Barnett April 13, 2017 Scottsdale


Need a reason to attend the Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale Auction? That’s why we are here! The Scottsdale Auction is one of the hottest auctions of the year and certainly one you don’t want to miss. With that being said, here are five reasons to attend the Scottsdale auction.

Why Attend Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale?



One of the biggest reasons to attend this auction is due to its sheer size. Barrett-Jackson has multiple auctions throughout the year, but the Scottsdale Auction is always the largest and the longest. You have nine days to explore the venue and see the immense numbers of cars and memorabilia.


One of our favorite parts about any of the Barrett-Jackson Auctions is how several cars are always auctioned off for charity.

Eight charity vehicles crossed the Scottsdale block in 2017 and over $2.2 million was raised. To date, Barrett-Jackson has helped raise in excess of $93 million for local and national charities. This year, the company raised funds for veterans, kids and medical research. The most anticipated cars for charity belonged to Steven Tyler and Dale Earnhardt, Jr.

Here is the complete docket of charity vehicles:

  • GMC Sierra Custom Pickup (Lot #3000) to benefit the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation/Building for America’s Bravest – $100,000
  • 1970 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 (Lot #3001) to benefit Childhelp – $130,000
  • 2017 Chevrolet Camaro COPO (Lot #3002) to benefit the United Way – $175,000
  • Steven Tyler’s 2012 Hennessey Venom GT Spyder (Lot #3003) to benefit Janie’s Fund – $800,000
  • 2017 Ford Raptor Pickup (Lot #3004) to benefit Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation – $157,000 with an addition $50,000 donation
  • 1930 Cord L29 4-Door4 Brougham (Lot #3005) to benefit Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital – $300,000
  • 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle designed by Dale Earnhardt Jr. (Lot #3006) to benefit Nationwide Children’s Hospital – $200,000
  • 2014 Chevrolet #88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Race Car (Lot #3006.1) to benefit Nationwide Children’s Hospital – $200,000
  • 2015 Ford Mustang GT Fastback (Lot #3007) to benefit Military Assistance Mission, Inc. – $175,000


If you need a little convincing, just look at the cars. Scottsdale always has a top-notch docket with cars that leave you breathless. And, man, do they go for a lot of money – and for good reason!

We don’t know yet which cars will be on the docket in 2018, but we know it will be nothing short of spectacular. In 2017, bidders saw everything from American muscle to exotic sports cars to one-of-a-kind customs. Below is a list of the top cars sold in Scottsdale:

  • 1964 Aston Martin DB5 (Lot #1397) – $1,485,000
  • 1960 Chevrolet Engineering Research Vehicle (CERV) 1 (Lot #1390) – $1,320,000
  • 1930 Duesenberg J Dual-Cowl Phaeton (Lot #1378) – $880,000
  • 2005 Porsche Carrera GT (Lot #1396) – $616,000
  • 1965 Shelby GT350 Fastback (Lot #1365) – $445,500
  • Justin Bieber’s 2011 Ferrari 458 Italia (Lot #1372) – $434,500
  • 1963 Chevrolet Corvette 327/360 Split-Window “Fuelie” (Lot #1393) – $385,000
  • 1969 Ford Mustang Boss 429 (Lot #1400) – $385,000
  • 1932 Rolls-Royce Roadster (Lot #1382) – $341,000
  • 2015 Ferrari F12 Berlinetta (Lot #1374) – $330,000
  • 1964 Chevrolet Corvette LT1 (Lot #1399) – $330,000


You never know who you may run into at the Scottsdale Auction! Several high-profile celebrities were at the 2017 auction, and a few even auctioned off their own cars. Justin Bieber, Floyd Mayweather, Dale Earnhardt, Jr., Steven Tyler and Burt Reynolds each auctioned off their own cars. We also spotted Michael Phelps and Bubba Watson in the crowd.

VIP Experience

Another reason to attend the Scottsdale auction is because you can do it as a VIP! If you’re going to go, you need to make sure to do it right. Barrett-Jackson VIP Experiences provides a first-class experience at the Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale Auction with tickets to the invitation-only Opening Night Gala, access to a VIP hospitality suite with gourmet food and open bar, an auction block tour with behind-the-scenes access, and so much more.

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About the Bloggers

 Victoria Barnett

QE-2016_Headshot-Victoria-Barnett.pngVictoria Barnett is originally from High Point, NC. She received her B.A. in Communication Studies and minors in Business and Political Science from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. In her spare time, Victoria enjoys watching baseball, baking and hanging out with her golden retriever, Kaaya. She loves to travel to Florida and is a die-hard Miami Hurricanes fan. 



Evan Chronis

Evan Chronis was born in Omaha, Nebraska but has made his home in south Charlotte for almost two decades. A Tar Heel born and bred, Evan received his B.A in Media and Journalism from UNC-Chapel Hill. He is an avid Boston sports fan thanks to his family’s New England roots, and a fanboy of Wes Anderson films.