Barrett-Jackson posts $9.5 million in sales at Reno auction

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Corvette crossing the block at Barrett-Jackson Reno-Tahoe auction | Photography by Matthew Fink

With all 232 vehicles and more than 400 pieces of automobilia going to new owners, Barrett-Jackson posted a 100 percent sell-through rate and $9.5 million in sales at its third-annual Reno Tahoe auction last weekend.

“In traditional Barrett-Jackson style we crushed records on ever level during our Hot August Nights action,” Craig Jackson, chairman and chief executive of Barrett-Jackson is quoted in a post-sale news release.

1955 Chevrolet Nomad custom wagon, sold for $154,000

“Not only did we have a 100 percent sell through rate with more than $9.5 million in sales, but our attendance was up, shattering our single-day record in our three-year history in Reno.”

The one-day attendance record set this year was 40,000 people who attended the event on Friday, August 7. The auction also drew the most bidders in the event’s three-year history.

Those with long memories will remember that the 2014 Reno auction did $11 million in sales, but that auction sent 342 cars across the block.

Barrett-Jackson reported raising more than $400,000 for charities through the sale of five vehicles and that that automobilia sales increaed 36 percent this year compared to last.

The top cars at Barrett-Jackson’s Reno Hot August Nights auction were:

  1. 1967 Chevrolet Corvette 427 convertible, $214,500
  2. 1932 Ford B-400 custom Boyd convertible, $181,500
  3. 1970 Ford Mustang Boss 302 fastback, $154,000
  4. 1955 Chevrolet Nomad custom wagon, $154,000
  5. 1934 Ford Model A custom roadster, $148,500
  6. 1956 Ford F-600 Custom Pick up, $143,000
  7. 1971 Chevrolet Camaro Custom, $137,500
  8. 1969 Chevrolet Camaro Custom, $123,200
  9. 1964 Chevrolet Corvette Custom, $123,200
  10. 1968 Shelby GT500 Convertible, $104,500
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The company also awarded the Barrett-Jackson Cup to a 1962 Chevrolet “bubbletop.”

Barrett-Jackson’s next sale is September 24-26 at the Mandalay Bay Event Center in Las Vegas.

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