The 2023 Las Vegas Auction proved to be quite the showstopper on Super Saturday, with supercars and superstars taking center stage. In a fitting mile marker for its 15 years in the Entertainment Capital of the World, Barrett-Jackson delivered unforgettable moments that left all in attendance cheering.
Charitable endeavors were in the spotlight as the second of two Las Vegas Auction charity vehicles captivated the audience. Multiple-award-winning actress, producer and humanitarian Nicole Kidman was greeted with thunderous applause when she joined Craig Jackson, chairman and CEO of Barrett-Jackson, along with Barrett-Jackson President Steve Davis, for the sale of a 2023 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon 170 (Lot #3001) which was donated by Alan Potamkin, president of the Kristi House board. The nonprofit Kristi House is dedicated to eradicating child abuse and child sex trafficking ‒working nationally on solutions and locally to heal child-victims. The Demon 170 sold for $400,000, with the entire hammer price benefiting Kristi House, as Barrett-Jackson continually waves all fees for charitable sales. The winning bidder then generously donated the vehicle back to be sold a second time, bringing an additional $300,000 bid and making the total raised to $700,000. To sweeten the deal, Nicole Kidman offered up kisses to both winning bidders, along with a VIP meet and greet with her husband Keith Urban at one of his concerts.
The highlight vehicle of Saturday’s auction was the thunderous arrival of a 2019 Ford GT Lightweight Edition (Lot #749), bringing in an impressive $990,000. The excitement continued with the sale of a 2021 Ferrari SF90 (Lot #741) selling for $594,000, followed by a 2016 Lamborghini Aventador LP750-4 Superveloce (Lot #742) for $489,500.
Other noteworthy sales included a 1968 Ford Mustang Eleanor Tribute Edition (Lot #718) that found a new owner for $352,000, a 1967 Ford Mustang Eleanor Tribute Edition (Lot #737) selling for $260,700 and a 1968 Ford Mustang Bullitt custom fastback (Lot #768) for $242,000 – reaffirming the enduring allure of pop-culture icons and American classics. A 1968 Shelby GT500KR (Lot #708) had its turn in the spotlight, selling for $275,000, and a 1961 Chevrolet Corvette custom convertible (Lot #761) was also a crowd-pleaser with its $275,000 sale.
Top Ten Sales of Day Three
|749||2019 FORD GT LIGHTWEIGHT EDITION||$990,000|
|741||2021 FERRARI SF90||$594,000|
|742||2016 LAMBORGHINI AVENTADOR LP750-4 SUPERVELOCE||$489,500|
|718||1968 FORD MUSTANG ELEANOR TRIBUTE EDITION||$352,000|
|733||2023 CHEVROLET CORVETTE Z06 70TH ANNIVERSARY CONVERTIBLE||$282,700|
|761||1961 CHEVROLET CORVETTE CUSTOM CONVERTIBLE||$275,000|
|708||1968 SHELBY GT500KR||$275,000|
|758||2018 LAMBORGHINI HURACAN PERFORMANTE||$275,000|
|737||1967 FORD MUSTANG ELEANOR TRIBUTE EDITION||$260,700|
|768||1968 FORD MUSTANG BULLITT CUSTOM FASTBACK||$242,000|
The auction again provided a glimpse into the emerging modern collectible markets, exemplified by the sale of a 2023 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 70th Anniversary convertible (Lot #733) for $282,700, a 2018 Lamborghini Huracan Performante (Lot #758) selling for $275,000 and a 2020 Aston Martin DBS Superleggera (Lot #759) going to its new home for $231,000.
The Automobilia Auction added a spectacular glow to the event today when a 1920s Standard Gold Crown Fry Model #177 visible gas pump (Lot #8277) lit up the arena with its $368,000 sale, an auction world record. Other notable sales included a 1950s stainless-steel soda fountain in Coca-Cola regalia (Lot #8265) that sold for $80,500 and a captivating Indian Motorcycle coin-operated kiddie ride (Lot #8269) selling for $46,000. An exceptional 1930s Ford V8 neon porcelain sign (Lot #8299) claimed its place in the spotlight with a sale price of $31,050, while a 1929 Texaco Fire Chief Gasoline Wayne 615 visible gas pump (Lot #8282) rounded out the top five sales of the mornings Automobilia Auction when it sold for $28,750.
Former two-division UFC Champion Henry Cejudo and Professional Bull Rider Colten Fritzlan were both on hand for the day’s meet and greet activities in the Barrett-Jackson Fan Zone. As a thank you, our Las Vegas Auction guests and fans can enjoy 30% off tickets for a short time only at this link – PBR.com/Champs – for the Professional Bull Riders Team Championship in Las Vegas, October 20-22 at T-Mobile Arena.
The 2023 Las Vegas Auction held at the West Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center will be remembered for years to come.