Sold! Barrett-Jackson's 5000 Series Generates More Than $29.2

Sold! Barrett-Jackson's 5000 Series Generates More Than $29.2 Million
in Scottsdale 
Original 1966 TV Batmobile Sells for $4.62 Million at The World's
Greatest Collector Car Auctions(TM) and New World Records Are Set
January 19, 2013 
LOT #5037 The Original Batmobile is the highest selling car at the
company's annual Scottsdale Auction 
LOT #5019 1947 Talbot-Lago T-26 Grand Sport sets a new world record
for the model 
LOT #5034 1956 Chrysler Diablo Concept Convertible sets a new world
record for Chrysler concept cars 
SCOTTSDALE, AZ -- (Marketwire) -- 01/20/13 --  Barrett-Jackson
Auction Company, The World's Greatest Collector Car Auctions(TM),
announced today that its highly anticipated 5000 series, which
featured more than 50 unique and rare automobiles, including the
company's famed Salon Collection, generated more than $29.2 million
at the company's iconic Scottsdale auction on January 19, 2013. The
top seller within the group was the Original 1966 TV Batmobile (LOT
#5037), which dazzled both collectors and fans as it crossed the
stage, selling for $4.62 Million.  
The original Batmobile started its life as the one and only 1955
Lincoln Futura concept car, which was heavily modified by Barris to
become the original 1966 Batmobile in the live action TV series
Batman, as well as the movie adaptation, starring Adam West. The
auction tent was brimming with excitement as fans watched the price
for the Batmobile skyrocket to historic proportions on the
Barrett-Jackson auction block. Legendary customizer and creator
George Barris looked on with pride from the auctioneer's stand, even
adding his signature jacket to the sale, as the crowd cheered the
auctioneer on.  
Fans also witnessed two new world records, which were set by the 1947
Talbot-Lago T-26 Grand Sport (LOT #5019) and the 1956 Chrysler Diablo
Concept Convertible (LOT #5034). Selling for $2,035,000, the
Talbot-Lago became the world's most expensive T-26, while the Diablo
set an impressive new sales record for a Chrysler Concept car with a
final price of $1,375,000. It was clear from the cheers of the crowd
and the final sales price, that both cars showed strong results,
signifying a rise in the collector car market and Barrett-Jackson's
stronghold within the industry. In fact, reports in 2012 showed a 33
percent increase in the value of collector cars, which was proven
once more by the company's fans in Scottsdale. 
The top selling cars in the 5000 Series/Salon Collection included the
following:  


 
--  LOT #5037 The Original 1966 TV Batmobile - $4,620,000
--  LOT #5001 Clark Gable's 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing Coupe -
    $2,035,000
--  LOT #5019 1947 Talbot-Lago T-26 Grand Sport - $2,035,000
--  LOT #5004 1934 Duesenberg J Murphy LWB Custom Beverly Sedan -
    $1,430,000
--  LOT #5034 1956 Chrysler Diablo Concept Convertible - $1,375,000
--  LOT #5025 1971 Plymouth Hemi 'Cuda Convertible - $1,320,000

  
These hand-selected vehicles were sold on reserve and showcased the
very best in automotive pedigree, design and style.  
"The 2013 5000 Series and Salon Collection featured some of the best
collector vehicles in the world today, and we were honored to have
them cross the Barrett-Jackson stage," said Craig Jackson,
Barrett-Jackson's Chairman and CEO. "Watching those unique cars cross
the auction block was an incredible experience, and I'm glad I was
able to share it with our bidders, consignors and fans." 
In addition to the evening's top-sellers, a packed audience watched
as other iconic cars, such as the 1929 Isotta Fraschini Tipo 8A SS
Castagna Roadster (LOT #5007), 1949 Delahaye Type 175 Saoutchik Coupe
de Ville (LOT #5016) and the 1968 Chevrolet Corvette L-88
Owens/Corning Racecar (LOT #5041) crossed the auction block,
garnering millions in sales. 
"The vehicles that sold at Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale this year were
among some of the most exquisite cars I've ever seen and the
experience is something I'll remember for years to come," said Steve
Davis, President of Barrett-Jackson. "We have some of the best fans
in the industry and I can't wait to see how we top it in 2014." 
Barrett-Jackson is currently accepting consignment requests for the
2013 Palm Beach auction, taking place on April 4-6, 2013, at the
South Florida Fairgrounds. For additional information on the event,
visit http://www.barrett-jackson.com or call (480) 421-6694. 
About Barrett-Jackson Auction Company
 Established in 1971 and
headquartered in Scottsdale, Ariz., Barrett-Jackson specializes in
providing products and services to classic and collector car owners,
astute collectors and automotive enthusiasts around the world. The
company produces "The World's Greatest Collector Car Auctions(TM)" in
Scottsdale, Ariz., Palm Beach, Fla., Reno Tahoe, Nev. and Las Vegas,
Nev. Barrett-Jackson also endorses a one-of-a-kind collector car
insurance offering for collector vehicles and other valued
belongings. For more information about Barrett-Jackson, visit
http://www.barrett-jackson.com or call (480) 421-6694. 
Each description contained herein is provided by the consignor for
the purpose of describing the item offered for sale. The accuracy of
a description is the responsibility of the consignor and
Barrett-Jackson is not responsible for any errors contained in a
description or for the failure of a consignor to produce any item for
sale. Please conduct your own inspection before making a purchase and
refer to the Barrett- Jackson website for complete terms and
conditions of sale.  
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