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Kicking off 2019: January auctions preview

Kicking off 2019: January auctions preview

December 15, 2018


Auction heavyweights again ready to make a big impression and kick off the year in style at Arizona Auction Week

This lovely pony car was the first Ford Pilot Plant/Pre-production 1965 Mustang hardtop to receive a VIN. It will be on the menu for Barrett-Jackson’s Scottsdale sale. Photo – Barrett-Jackson



SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. _ Barrett-Jackson’s 48th Scottsdale Auction will run from Jan. 12-20 at WestWorld.

Domestic supercars, like a 2006 Ford GT Heritage Edition, will also be among the most anticipated vehicles of the auction. Built to honor the 40th anniversary of the GT40’s 1-2-3 finish at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1966, the GT is one of 343 produced with the Limited Edition Heritage package.

Other stars of the auction will include a Ford Pilot Plant/Pre-production 1965 Mustang hardtop to receive a VIN, and a Ridler Award-winning ’54 Corvette custom convertible called “Transitions” built by Larry Griffey’s Hot Rods and Restoration.

Barrett-Jackson will offer this spectacular 1954 Corvette custom dubbed “Transitions.” The car is a former Ridler Award winner built by Larry Griffey’s Hot Rods and Restoration. Photo – Barrett-Jackson


Saturday and Sunday will be preview days with bidding on automobilia starting Monday through Friday at 8:30 a.m. Collector car lots are scheduled to begin crossing the block every day at 10 a.m. Advance all-week tickets are $190 for adults, $150 for seniors in advance, or $195 and $150 at the door. Daily advance sales passes are $21 or $18 for seniors, or $25 and $20 at the door.

For information, visit www.barrett-jackson.com


SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. _ Gooding & Company will again offer a lineup of blue-chip collector cars at its annual two-day Scottsdale Auction from Jan. 18-19

1956 MB 300 Sc roadster. Photo – Gooding & Co.


A trio of Shelby Cobras — a 1964 289, a 1965 289 and a 1966 427 — will be among the feature cars. Also on deck will be coveted examples from Aston Marin, De Tomaso, Porsche, Ferrari, Austin-Healey and others. A group of valuable Mercedes-Benz offerings will also be featured:

— A rare 1963 300 SL Roadster, one of only 210 examples built with the alloy-block engine and disc brakes. The car has traveled less than 16,000 miles and has had just three owners.

— 1955 300 SL Gullwing recently discovered in a Northern California garage where it had been kept out of the public eye for decades.

— 1956 300 SC Roadster, one of only 53 ever built.

— 1957 300 SL Roadster, the recipient of a meticulous four-year restoration by marque expert Bill Richardson.

This 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing will be one of the stars of Gooding and Co.’s sale. Photo – Gooding & Co.


Bidding will start both Friday and Saturday at 11 a.m. at Scottsdale Fashion Square. General admission is $40, or $100 for two with a catalog. For information, visit

www.goodingco.com, or call 310-899-1960.


RM 1967 Ferrari 330 GTS set for RM Sotheby’s 2019 Arizona auction (Darin Schnabel © 2018 Courtesy of RM Sotheby’s)


PHOENIX _ RM Sotheby’s returns to the grounds of the Arizona Biltmore Resort & Spa from Jan. 17-18 for its 20th annual Arizona sale. The auction will feature approximately 120 blue-chip vehicles from prewar classics to contemporary supercars. Among the headliners:

— A 1985 Ferrari 288 GTO with less than 3,000 miles,  equipped with air-conditioning, power windows, contrasting orange seat inserts, and offered at auction for the first time

— 1967 Ferrari 330 GTS from the Skip Barber Collection

— The Calumet Collection consisting of 11 British cars, including eight Rolls-Royce models. Included in the group is a 1923 Silver Ghost Salamanca; 2012 Phantom EWB ‘Year of the Dragon’; and 1967 Rolls-Royce Phantom V State Landaulet by Mulliner Park Ward, one of just five examples produced.

Bidding will start both days at 5 p.m. with cars available for preview at 10 a.m. For more information, visit www.rmsothebys.com or call 519-352-4575.


1965 Jaguar E-Type. Photo – Worldwide


SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. _ Worldwide Auctioneers will hold its Scottsdale sale on Wednesday, Jan. 17 at 5 p.m. on its E. McDowell Road auction grounds. A wide variety of America muscle cars, exotics and classics will be on the menu. Among the highlights:

— 1931 Duesenberg Model J Custom Berline Judkins sedan

— 1936 Duesenberg Model JN LWB tourster

— 1935 Auburn 851 SC Boattail Speedster

— 1958 Alfa Romeo 1900 Sport

— 1924 Bentley 3-Litre Red Label Speed Model tourer

— 1925 Bugatti Type 35A Grand Prix

— 1953 Chevrolet Corvette

Admission is $40 for spectactors. Bidder passes are $100 and include two passes, VIP seating and catalog.

For information, visit www.worldwide-auctioneers.com or call 260-925-6789.


This 1959 Lister-Jaguar racer was formerly a Team Cunningham car driven by Stirling Moss. It will cross the block at the Bonham’s Scottsdale sale. Photo – Bonhams


SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. _ Bonham’s Annual Scottsdale Auction is set for Jan. 17 at the Westin Kierland Resort & Spa. A spectacular variety of collectible machines will be on the docket. Among the highlight lots are:

— A 1952 Maserati A6G/2000 Spider with coachwork by Frua

— 1959 Lister-Jaguar Sports Racer with coachwork by Costin; ex-Team Cunningham car driven by Stirling Moss, Walt Hansgen, Ivor Bueb and Bob Grossman that was an SCCA C-Modified National Championship winner

— 1971 Lamborghini Miura SV with coachwork by Bertone; less than 18,300 miles and 1 of 13 factory split-sump, U.S.-specification examples

— 1964 Porsche 904 GTS; ex-Team Otto Zipper Precision Motor Cars and previously owned by Robert Redford, Steve Earle and Jim Tidwell

For times and other schedule information, including additional lots, visit www.bonhams.com.


PEORIA, Ariz. _ Silver Auctions will offer more than 400 collector cars for sale Jan. 11-13 at its new Peoria Sports Complex location.  The sale will begin all three days with gates opening at 9 a.m. and bidding starting with memorabilia at 10 a.m. and vehicle at 11 a.m. Daily admission is $15, or $10 for seniors.

1957 Chevy Nomad wagon. Photo – Silver Auctions


Early consignments include:

— 1938 Buick Century Series 60 convertible

— 1957 Chevy Nomad wagon

— 1957 Cadillac SeVille two-door hardtop

— 1963 Cadillac Fleetwood divider window limousine

— 1967 Chevy El Camino

— 1970 Chevy Corvette

— 1972 Chevy C10 pickup

Visit www.silverauctionsaz.com to see a list of consignments.


SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. _ Russo & Steele will offer its usual assortment of  European sports, American muscle, hot rods, and customs in its “auction in the round” format over four days from Jan. 17-20. More than 140 cars are scheduled to be up for bids at the Talking Stick Resort.

Russo and Steele will offer this unique specimen — a 1964 Cheetah race car formerly driven at Daytona. Photo – Russo & Steele


A preview will be held Wednesday at 9 a.m. Bidding will begin at 11 a.m. Thursday through Saturday and noon on Sunday. Among the highlight vehicles:

— 1964 Chevrolet Cheetah race car, first production car, driven by Jerry Grant at Daytona

— 1964 Corvette Roadster Supernova Race Car

— 1972 Ferrari 365 GTC/4 Coupe

— 1970 Chevy Chevelle “Pre-Production Pilot Prototype” SS-396 coupe

— 1970 Oldsmobile 442 W-30 convertible

— 1957 Cadillac Biarritz convertible

— 1967 Plymouth GTX Hemi convertible

— 1961 Jaguar E-Type convertible

— 1955 Corvette convertible

General admission Thursday through Saturday is $30, and $20 on Sunday.

Visit www.russoandsteele.com for details.

Exotics are never in short supply in Scottsdale. Russo & Steele will offer this 1972 Ferrari 365 GTC/4 coupe. Photo – Russo & Steele


Huge lineup again on tap for Mecum Kissimmee

Photo – Mecum


KISSIMMEE, Fla. – Mecum Auctions will return to Kissimmee for the world’s largest annual collector car auction, offering an expected 3,500 classic and collector cars Jan. 3-13.

The event is held at Osceola Heritage Park and includes thousands of Road Art offerings and other attractions.

A number of high-profile collections will be on offer, including the Wayne Davis Collection, Michael Fux Colleciton and BMF Muscle Car Collection. Among the scores of marquee cars up for bids:

— 1967 Shelby GT500 “Super Snake”

Harley Earl and Bill Mitchell Corvette Styling Cars

— 1965 Ford GT Competition Prototype Roadster

— 1965 Shelby 289 Cobra CSX2588

— 1969 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1

— 1963 Chevrolet Corvette Z06/N03

— 1967 Chevrolet Corvette coupe, 427/390 four-speed, unrestored with 2,996 miles

— 1970 Ford Torino King Cobra

General admission tickets are available in advance online for $20 per day, and for $30 at the door and online once the auction begins. Doors open daily at 8 a.m., with the vehicle auction beginning at 10 a.m. daily except Friday, when bidding starts at 9:30 a.m.

For information, visit www.mecum.com.

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