Barrett-Jackson off to a strong start

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Photo copyright Brenda Priddy & Company
Photo copyright Brenda Priddy & Company
Photo copyright Brenda Priddy & Company

Editor’s note: Throughout Arizona Auction Week, we’ll be bringing you daily results as reported to us by Hagerty Insurance, which staffs each of the venues and tracks the sales. These are raw results witnessed by Hagerty and may not include any post-sale transactions. The figures do include the buyer’s premiums.

 Tuesday, January 14

Barrett-Jackson

Total through Tuesday: $4.4M

151/151 lots sold: 100% sell-through rate

Average Sale Price: $29,122

Overall Top 10 Sales:

  1. 2013 Ford Mustang Coupe sold for $110,000*
  2. 1969 Ford Talladega Sportsroof Coupe sold for $100,000
  3. 1958 Chevrolet Impala Custom Hardtop sold for $75,000
  4. 1967 Chevrolet Camaro SS Coupe sold for $75,000*
  5. 1967 Chevrolet Chevelle SS 396 Convertible sold for $70,000
  6. 1967 Chevrolet Nova Custom Sedan sold for $65,000
  7. 1966 Ford Mustang Custom Convertible sold for $64,000
  8. 1969 Mercedes-Benz 280SL Convertible sold for $60,000
  9. 1970 Dodge Challenger T/A Hardtop Coupe sold for $60,000
  10. 1951 Cadillac Series 62 Convertible sold for $58,000

* Sold for charity

2013 Results Through Tuesday

Total: $4.2M

159/159 sold: 100%

Average Sale Price: $26,145

Editor’s note (Part 2): Though Barrett-Jackson sold eight fewer cars on its opening day this year than last year, there was a significant increase — more than 11 percent — in the average sales price.

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A former daily newspaper sports editor, Larry Edsall spent a dozen years as an editor at AutoWeek magazine before making the transition to writing for the web and becoming the author of more than 15 automotive books. In addition to being founding editor at ClassicCars.com, Larry has written for The New York Times and The Detroit News and was an adjunct honors professor at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University.