Fri Jan 24 2014 04:00:52 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Barrett-Jackson may have commissioned 1407 lots, but what didn't sell? 5 lots failed to meet reserve, and the most interesting was this set of funny cars complete with matching transporters. Meet "Snake" and "Mongoose".


Fri Jan 24 2014 04:19:43 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Take a piece of the action home with you.

Barrett-Jackson event programs available from the 43rd Annual Auction Event. Within this catalog is over 600 pages features photos and descriptions of the auction cars in Lot order plus detailed event information.

$20.00 + $12.50 shipping :


Fri Jan 24 2014 05:19:14 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

"Top sale honors at the 2014 RM Auctions Arizona auction went to the 1958 Ferrari 250 GT LWB California Spider, chassis 1055 GT with coachwork by Scaglietti, that sold for $8,800,000, making it the most valuable car sold in Arizona auction week history. Chassis 1055 GT is the 11th of 50 long-wheelbase California Spiders."

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Tue Jan 21 2014 15:09:58 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

"This series of 220 A-Cabriolet was a 1990's project by Hiro Yamagata; a famous Japanese artist. The project consisted of 3 dozen 220 A-cabriolets fully restored and hand painted. Each car is painted as a unique canvas of art, but they all have the same connection and that is nature. Hiro yamagata's plan was to tie the auto industry and nature together."

This lovely example was sold this past week at RM Auction for $187,000


Wed Jan 22 2014 14:09:40 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Original is the new black in the vintage world of car.

This unrestored Gullwing was originally
delivered to Los Angeles and last driven in 1983.

This car is considered a "Single-Family Ownership" as it's not changed hands for the past 50 years.
Matching number car complete with cob webs also known today as "Marvelous Character and Patina" Sold by By Gooding & Co. $1,897,500

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Wed Jan 22 2014 14:36:51 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

A close up shot of the steering wheel with a tilt-away column that was built into Mercedes-Benz 300 SL 'Gullwing' models to improve driver access.

1956 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing
Sold for $1,292,500 by RM Auctions.

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Wed Jan 22 2014 15:23:23 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

We keep hearing about what sold this past week at the Arizona Auctions….but what didn't sell?

Barrett-Jackson ran 1407 vehicles across the block 5 of those did not sell at the auction.

Meet two cars that did not sell:
Mongoose & Snake were listed as a pair to be sold this past week.

"Mattel Hot Wheels 1970 Plymouth Barracuda Funny Cars as made famous during the "Snake vs. Mongoose" match racing promotion. "

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Mongoose listing:


Wed Jan 22 2014 15:28:39 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

This factory gold color is known as "sand" was original to this 1963 Jaguar E-Type Series I 3.8-Liter Roadster that sold for $165,000 this past week at RM.

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Thu Jan 23 2014 14:19:57 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

1961 Chaparral 1 at RM Auctions.

"This car first appeared at the 12 Hours of Sebring on March 24, 1962, wearing #10, and it was campaigned by Sharp and Ron Hissom, while Hall and Chuck Daigh drove chassis number 001. When Hall’s prototype car was forced to retire after eight hours, due to steering issues, he and Daigh joined 003’s driving crew, with all four drivers taking shifts to ensure a 1st in class and 6th overall finish. In September 1962, 003 was victorious at Elkhart Lake , this time in the Road America 500."

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Thu Jan 23 2014 14:38:48 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The deal of the Arizona Car week had to have been this 1967 Chevrolet Bel Air station wagon.

"Southern California car is great, with no evidence of rust or collision visible. This is an ideal car for a total restoration, a mild custom or just some servicing to enjoy it as is. Sporting a 396 in a wagon is very rare indeed. This is quite an opportunity to get a rare, desirable car."

Sold by Silver Auctions ( It's OK I hadn't heard of them either, probably why this car was only sold for $5750)

Want a good chuckle? Take a look at their auction results and prices:


Thu Jan 23 2014 14:55:56 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Don't be fooled this isn't an craigslist ad, this is an lot from the Silver Auctions Arizona sale. Could this 1998 Saab 900s be a future collector car? For $4700.00 why not take the chance.

"SAABs are known for their safety and overall longevity, as well as being a nice, economical "run-around" car that just goes and goes. Full power, cold A/C, heated leather seats with Power driver's side, Premium Sound System, factory alloy wheels, tilt, cruise control, dual airbags, and a very nice power top round out this nice car. Just serviced and professionally detailed, drives great. Comes with all books, extra key, and a fat stack of maintenance records, along with a clean CARFAX History Report. Ready for its new owner to love!"

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Thu Jan 23 2014 15:17:28 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

If you must hold an auction in January might as well do it where the weather is 70+

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