Barret Jackson 2020:
Regardless of whether you have a passing interest in cars or are absolutely crazy about them, there is a certain appeal to a vintage car. Their outlandish features, odd shapes, and strange proportions make them all the more endearing, as they were a product of their time. But with so many of those odd-shaped cars now replaced with cars that all look alike, People can only see glimpses of what was, through vintage car shows. And one of the best vintage car shows is the Barret Jackson auto show that has all sorts of vintage vehicles on display. The show is running through January 19th here in Scottsdale, but if you won’t get the chance to see the auto show, don’t worry, we have you covered. Here are some of the highlights from the Barret Jackson 2020 Auto Show.
The Barrett Jackson Auction
For all of the amazing cars at the auto show, the real star of the show is the famous auction. As vintage cars come onto the stage, there is a certain excitement to seeing how much people are willing to bid on certain cars and who gets the car. On the first day of auctions, Barrett Jackson managed to auction off over 90 different cars. Here are some of the most famous ones.
1985 Chevrolet K5 Blazer – Barrett Jackson 2020
This vintage SUV made a surprise appearance at the auction. The bright red and white paint, along with the freshly renovated interiors, made this car a feast for the eyes. The K5 Blazer sold for $20,350 making it the tenth most expensive auction of the evening.
1967 Volkswagen Beetle
The late 60s and early 70s was a shifting time where flat and fast muscle cars were slowly replacing compact and bulky cars. But while most companies were moving to feed the trend of muscle cars, Volkswagen stood its ground, making its mark with the 1967 Beetle. The turquoise and gray Volkswagen beetle sold for $20,900, making it the 8th most expensive auction of the evening.
1948 Willy’s CJ2A
A blast from the past; this particular jeep is one of a kind and inspired the jeep design to come after it. The dark gray color and compact design stays true to its military background and is very reminiscent of World War 2 movies. This incredible jeep sold for $20,900, the same as the 1967 Volkswagen Beetle.
1988 Toyota SR5 Pickup – Barrett Jackson 2020
The 1988 Toyota SR5 pickup is one of the earlier renditions of the SR5 sub-series of cars. Now dedicated to SUVs, this was one of the first times Toyota brought the SR5 into a pickup. It sold for $21,450, making it the sixth most expensive auction of the evening.
1937 Morgan F4 Roadster
The 1937 Morgan F4 Roadster is an incredibly stylish car, which was also monumental in establishing the 1940s era of cars. This was also one of the stranger versions of the Morgan car, as it had 2 wheels in the front and a single wheel in the back and no trunk space. It sold for $22,000 at the auction.
1953 Chevrolet 5-Window Pickup
This is the second pickup on our list and is the fourth most expensive auction of the day. The beautiful 5-window pickup is quite the chunky car that has a unique design. It sold for $24,200 at the auction and was crowd favorite.
1965 Ford Mustang
The Ford Mustang is easily the most recognizable car ever. With its design barely changed from the late 60s and early 70s, it is a fan favorite among muscle heads everywhere. However, the 1965 ford mustang holds an exceptionally special place in the hearts of car fanatics. The second generation of the Mustang, the 1965 version, really refined the design of the car and really made a staple in the muscle community. This particular 1965 Ford Mustang sold for $26,400.
1995 Hummer H1 – Barrett Jackson 2020
The Hummer is one of the most famous heavy vehicle brands in the world and the H1 was their first landmark vehicle. Essentially a military vehicle brought to the public due to incredible demand; people have not seen this Humvee in a very long time. The bids for the Hummer H1 started flowing in before the car could even make it to the stage, and sold for a whopping $29,700. This was the second most expensive auction of the day.
1929 Ford Model-A Roadster
Ford has been home to some of the fastest and stylish cars of the century. But with this beautiful car, there really were no exceptions. Although the oldest cars in the auto show, this was also one of the rarest. Very few Roadsters made it into the hands of civilian buyers, and this particular one was formerly in a museum. Brought back to its former glory, 1929 Ford Model-A Roadster was the most expensive auction selling for $35,200.