5 Reasons to Attend the Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale Auction

By Victoria Barnett April 13, 2017


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.

Ten charity vehicles crossed the Scottsdale block in 2018 and over $6.1 million was raised. To date, Barrett-Jackson has helped raise in excess of almost $100 million for local and national charities. This year, the company raised funds for veterans, kids and medical research. 

Here is the complete docket of charity vehicles:

  • 1996 Ford Mustang (Lot #3001) to benefit the Jordan Vocational High School — $20,000
  • 2018 Bennington 23SSBXP Pontoon Boat (Lot #3002) to benefit the Mayshad Foundation — $100,000
  • 2017 Ford F-250 Pickup (Lot #3003) to benefit Childhelp — $115,000
  • 1987 Chevrolet Monte Carlo Aero Custom Coupe "Project Prestone" (Lot # 3004) to benefit the TGen Foundation — $100,000
  • 2015 Pioneer Cedar One Custom Roadster (Lot #3005) to benefit Our Nation's Heroes, National Medal of Honor Museum Foundation and The Royal Canadian Legion — $350,000
  • 2019 Ford Mustage Bullitt (Lot #3006) to benefit Boys Republic — $300,000
  • 2018 Chevrolet Corvette Carbon 65 Edition (Lot #3007) to benefit the Bush Center Military Service Initiative — $1,400,000
  • 1988 Chevrolet Corvette 35th Anniversary Edition (Lot #3008) to benefit the American Heart Association — $350,000
  • 2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 (Lot #3009) to benefit the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation and Building For America's Bravest — $925,000
  • 2017 Ford GT (Lot #3010) to benefit the Autism Society of North Carolina and IGNITE — $2,500,000


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 2019, but we know it will be nothing short of spectacular. In 2018, 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:

  • 2015 Porsche 918 Spyder (Lot #1415) — $1.43 million
  • 1952 Ferrari 212 Europa (Lot #1738) — $1.1 million
  • 1965 Chevrolet Corvette Cutaway Coupe — $1.1 million
  • 1969 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 — $770,000
  • 1966 Shelby GT350 Protype #001 (Lot #1406) —$605,000
  • 2015 MTI Racing Boat (Lot #1426) — $548,900
  • 2006 Ford GT Heritage Edition (Lot #1414) — 495,000
  • 1968 Chevrolet Corvette L88 (Lot #1418) — $495,000
  • 1958 Chevrolet Corvette Custom Convertible (Lot #1348) — $440,000
  • 1970 Pontiac GTO Judge Ram Air IV Convertible (Lot #1412) — $440,000

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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