Barrett-Jackson to Kick Off “Road to 50” With Online Only July 2020 Auction Featuring Coveted Collector Vehicles
By Lisa Padilla -
Monday Jun 08, 2020
Barrett-Jackson, The World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions, will kick off its “Road to 50” leading to its January 2021 50th Anniversary with its Online Only July 2020 Auction, which begins Monday, July 6, with a finely curated selection of premium collector vehicles. The Online Only Auction will include a Shadow Black 2018 Ford GT with alloy racing stripes, which will be the first time in history a 2018 model will be offered at auction. Bidding in the collector car and automobilia auctions will open on July 6, ending on July 9 for the 250-plus automobilia items and on July 10 for the collector vehicles.
“I couldn’t be more appreciative of the response from our consignors and bidders for our most recent online only auction in May,” said Craig Jackson, chairman and CEO of Barrett-Jackson. “We’re building on that excitement with our Online Only July 2020 Auction. As part of our ‘Road to 50’ celebration, it will feature an incredible docket of more than 50 thoughtfully selected vehicles that exemplify the diversity for which our dockets are known. We’re especially excited to be entrusted with the world’s first auction of a coveted 2018 Ford GT supercar.”
The immaculate Shadow Black 2018 Ford GT with Dark Energy interior theme has less than 853 actual miles and comes with the GT ordering kit, original transport seat and steering wheel covers, owner’s manuals, battery tender with original box, transmission tool, locking lug nuts, fuel filler and a Ford GT car cover.
Among the other vehicles hand-picked by the Barrett-Jackson team for the online auction is a custom 1968 Dodge Charger. This beautiful Resto-Mod show car was professionally frame-off restored and custom-built with modern technology. It debuted at SEMA and has less than 500 miles since completion. From concept to reality, the car took over 14 years to design, engineer and build. Also included on the docket is “Shop Truck,” a 1954 Chevy 3100 five-window Resto-Mod that took years to build. It sits on a handmade custom frame with a Mustang front end, a 4-link suspension and a narrowed Ford 9-inch rear end.
“It’s gratifying to look in the rearview mirror and see how much this hobby has grown over the last 50 years,” said Jackson. “We’re proud to live up to our heritage of building diverse dockets that appeal to collectors of every level. The collector car community has truly rallied together over the last few months and we look forward to carrying that excitement into our online auction in July and on into 2021 as we celebrate our 50th year in business.”
Barrett-Jackson’s Online Only July 2020 Auction also includes automobilia, featuring over 250 authentic automotive memorabilia pieces, the majority sold with No Reserve. Among the most anticipated pieces up for sale is a magnificent 1928 Standard Oil Gold Crown visible gas pump, as well as a highly desirable 1950s Coca-Cola Vendo Model 81 coin-operated soda machine restored beyond original and a 1950s Pontiac Automobiles chieftain head single-sided die-cut porcelain dealership sign.
The Online Only July 2020 Auction will give bidders and sellers alike secure online transactions and an infrastructure that boasts 99 percent uptime. Barrett-Jackson’s online auction connects sellers with pre-screened bidders who are vetted using bank-level risk mitigation tools. Consignors will have the advantage of being associated with Barrett-Jackson’s trusted international brand, the visibility offered on extensive marketing and advertising platforms, and exposure to the company’s extensive database of car collectors around the world.
Established in 1971 and headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona, Barrett-Jackson, The World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions, is the leader in collector car and automotive lifestyle events, which include authentic automobilia auctions and the sale of high-profile estates and private collections. The company produces live auction events in Scottsdale, Arizona; Palm Beach, Florida; at Mohegan Sun in Connecticut; and Las Vegas, Nevada, as well as online only auctions throughout the year. With broadcast partners FYI and HISTORY, Barrett-Jackson will feature live television coverage in 2020, as well as all the cars, all the time via the live stream on Barrett-Jackson.com. Barrett-Jackson also endorses a one-of-a-kind collector car insurance for collector vehicles and other valued belongings. For more information about Barrett-Jackson, visit http://www.barrett-jackson.com, or call 480-421-6694.