Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auctions is wrapping up its most successful year in the company’s 50+ year history following the Houston Auction at NRG Center, October 20-22, 2022. In total, 481 vehicles sold at No Reserve for over $30.6 million, while 269 pieces of automobilia sold for over $809,000 bringing the total auction sales to more than $31.4 million with a 100-percent sell-through rate and more than 30 world-record auction sales achieved.
“This year has been an incredible milestone for Barrett-Jackson in so many ways,” said Craig Jackson, chairman and CEO of Barrett-Jackson. “Throughout 2022 we have shared our passion for the collector car hobby with unrivaled events and extraordinary auction dockets that have led to one auction record after another. Houston was a great bookend to a historic year with unprecedented sales that marked our most successful year in Barrett-Jackson history.”
The top 10 non-charity vehicles that sold during Barrett-Jackson’s 2022 Houston Auction included:
1. 2019 Ford GT (Lot #749) – $1,028,500
2. 2019 Ford GT (Lot #757) – $990,000
3. 2006 Ford GT (Lot #766) – $429,000
4. 1967 Chevrolet Corvette Custom Convertible (Lot #737) – $379,500
5. 2003 Hummer H1 Predator Custom SUV (Lot #726) – $323,400
6. 2008 Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren Roadster (Lot #745) – $302,500
7. 2016 Porsche GT3 RS (Lot #746) – $280,500
8. 1968 Ford Mustang Eleanor Tribute Edition (Lot #728) – $275,000
9. 2005 Ford GT (Lot #735) – $275,000
Two vehicles crossed the auction block in Houston with 100 percent of their hammer prices benefiting two incredible causes. On Saturday, American businessman and philanthropist George Shinn donated a 2022 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 Heritage Edition (Lot #3001) to support Samaritan’s Purse and the Florida Disaster Relief Fund to support those suffering in the wake of Hurricane Ian’s devastation in Southwest Florida. Shawn Shelby, grandson of Carroll Shelby and an American racer and entrepreneur, drove the limited-edition Mustang on the block, which initially hammered in at $400,000. Immediately following the sale, an additional $288,000 in pledged donations were made by Shinn, Michelle Mauzy, Beth and Preston Ingram, Kathie Lee Gifford and Rick Hendrick. Before the car could get too far away, it was donated back by the winning bidder and hammered a second time for $300,000. Additional cash donations were collected from generous guests in attendance and the entire amount raised for hurricane relief efforts surpassed $1 million.
On Friday afternoon, a 2010 Chevrolet Camaro SS Callaway/Hendrick Edition (Lot #3000) donated by Michelle Mauzy sold for $250,000 benefiting Operation Homefront.
“Beginning with this year’s Scottsdale Auction, we’ve continued to accelerate the enthusiasm for the collector car hobby,” said Steve Davis, president of Barrett-Jackson. “We’ve had a banner year because what we offer is more than just an auction. Our events are a celebration of the automotive lifestyle where we come together to share our common passion. It’s also a place where we open our hearts and our wallets to help those in need. I’m so proud to have raised more than $1.25 million for charity during our Houston Auction, bringing this year’s total dollars raised for charity to more than $14.5 million.”
Consignments are already being accepted for Barrett-Jackson’s flagship Scottsdale Auction, January 21-29, 2023. Those interested in consigning their collector vehicle may do so here. Those interested in registering to bid may do so here.