Editor’s note: The ClassicCars.com Journal will be covering all of the action during Arizona Auction Week in Scottsdale, Arizona. Check out our other coverage here.
The final pick made at the NFL Draft is nicknamed Mr. Irrelevant. After hundreds of selections and days of coverage, the announcement of that player, who likely will never see the big time, is met by a quick round of applause followed by a quick exit.
Such was the case Sunday afternoon in Scottsdale, Arizona, when the hammer fell on a 2007 Mercedes-Benz CLK350 cabriolet at Barrett-Jackson. Otherwise a rather unheralded car, the moment made it the final vehicle to roll across the block during Arizona Auction Week 2019.
The car was hammered sold for $10,450 (about what it is worth) and closed out a seven-day sales period for Barrett-Jackson. The largest collector car auction in Scottsdale offers about 1,800 cars with no reserve price, a figure the company previously claimed made it the biggest no-reserve auction in history.
When a car sells at no reserve, it means there is not a minimum price threshold that must be met during bidding before it can be sold.
After the hammer fell, car lovers and bidders alike began moving toward the exits, discussing the day’s NFL action or a spot for an early dinner. Vendors who had put in long hours over the nine-day event (the first weekend serves as a preview for the auction) started packing up some rather elaborate booths.
The cars, which had been the center of the show, will be picked up over the next few days. Some will be driven away from WestWorld of Scottsdale, while others will be loaded into trailers and whisked down the highways.
One of those is a 2007 Mercedes-Benz CLK350 cabriolet, which will forever have the designation of Last Lot, the final car to be sold at the 2019 Barrett-Jackson collector car auction.