SCOTTSDALE – Barrett-Jackson raised $7.625 million from nine vehicles during the 49th Annual Scottsdale Auction, January 11-19, 2020. Global carmakers sold the rights to a pair of first production vehicles during the week, including the world’s first mid-engine Corvette, the 2020 Chevrolet Stingray VIN 001 that sold for $3 million.
The charity auctions kicked off on Thursday with the sale of a custom Foose-designed GTX custom coupe (Lot #3000), which was owned by MotorTrend’s Chris Jacobs and sold for $300,000 to benefit the C4 Foundation. A 1981 Jeep CJ7 Custom SUV (Lot #3001) was sold and re-donated on the block three times for a total of $425,000 raised to benefit Make-A-Wish Foundation. Special guest 13-year-old Make-A-Wish recipient Will Wade fulfilled his wish by accompanying Craig Jackson on the block and hammering in the final sale of the Jeep.
On Friday, the first production 2021 Lexus LC 500 Convertible Inspiration Series VIN 100001 (Lot #3003) sold for $2 million.
“Charity vehicles are the soul of our auctions,” said Craig Jackson, chairman and CEO of Barrett-Jackson in a press release. “Supporting the community was the purpose of the first event my family helped create almost 50 years ago. Over the years, we’ve supported medical research, funded education initiatives and provided money for programs that champion our nation’s military heroes and first responders. We’re proud of the funds and awareness we’ve been able to help raise. It was especially an honor to welcome GM CEO Mary Barra to the auction block be part of the historic sale of the first retail production 2020 Chevrolet Corvette.”
“There’s not a group of people more united in the drive to eradicate sickness, improve education and support our nation’s veterans than the collector car community,” said Steve Davis, president of Barrett-Jackson.
Other charity vehicles crossing the block in Scottsdale included:
- 1997 Chevrolet Monte Carlo Winston Cup NASCAR Race Car (Lot #3002) – $250,000
- 2020 Chevrolet COPO Camaro John Force Edition (Lot #3004) – $600,000
- 1963 Volvo Amazon Custom Coupe (Lot #3005) – $150,000
- 1974 Ford Bronco Custom SUV (Lot #3006) – $650,000
- 1965 Superformance MKII Custom (Lot #3008) – $200,000, with an additional donation of $50,000