Established in 1971 Barrett-Jackson, The World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions, which has become the leader in collector car and automotive lifestyle events, returns to the Phoenix area for the 2020 Scottsdale Auction, taking place January 11-19 at WestWorld of Scottsdale. This auction is set to be one of the most spectacular yet, with a wide range of car collections to showcase.
For example, the auction is set to offer limited and early production supercars from the Scott Thomas Collection this year. The eight-vehicle collection includes a 2019 McLaren Senna and a 2005 Ford GT VIN 003.
“Some of the most exciting collections in the world have crossed the Barrett-Jackson block over the past five decades,” said Craig Jackson chairman and CEO of Barrett-Jackson. “As the collector car hobby has grown, our team has worked diligently to become the most trusted auction house to care for and sell prized collections, like Scott Thomas’. His collection reflects the demand for early-production and limited-production supercars, like the rare 2019 McLaren Senna and the 2005 Ford GT VIN 003. Both are sure to be highlights of our 2020 Scottsdale Auction.”
The Scott Thomas Collection boasts three race-inspired vehicles from British car manufacture McLaren. Leading the lineup is a 2019 McLaren Senna, which is one of only 500 manufactured and 120 units imported to the United States. It was designed as a track-focused, street-legal hypercar and is powered by a mid-mounted V8 engine that delivers 789 horsepower. A 2015 McLaren 650S Le Mans Edition is one of 50 produced worldwide with the iconic F1 GTR cues commemorating the 20th anniversary of McLaren’s 1995 Le Mans win. Also in attendance will be a 2016 McLaren 650S Sprint Race Car, a full-spec McLaren factory-built race car powered by a 3.8-liter V8 engine with a 7-speed automatic transmission.
The auction will also showcase a collection of professionally built Resto-Mods like a 1966 Chevrolet Corvette Custom Convertible and a 1967 Ford Mustang Eleanor Tribute Edition.
“Resto-Mods have become the ultimate expression of creativity, design, engineering and performance within the collector car hobby,” said Jackson. “We’re proud to have shined the spotlight on this unique segment of collector cars over a decade ago. Today, these professionally built Resto-Mods represent half of our top 50 sales across all our auctions in 2019. We couldn’t be more thrilled to continue fueling that demand with some of the very best examples in Scottsdale.” A trio of classic Corvettes, including a 1957 Chevrolet Corvette Custom Convertible, leads the lineup of professionally built Resto-Mods.
The event is also set to support the “RAD-era” with a selection of “totally rad” low-mileage and limited-production 1980s to 1990s vehicles, which has become a growing segment among car collectors. “Barrett-Jackson’s dockets continue to adapt with evolving collector car trends,” said Steve Davis, president of Barrett-Jackson. “Our Gen X and millennial buyers made up 44 percent of all our 1980s and 1990s vehicle auction sales in 2019. The demand for these cars will continue to grow, and we’re excited to lead this trend with some of the finest, low-mileage examples from this era.”
Regardless of the style, make, model or year, there is certain to be a wide range of all of these represented at this year’s Barrett-Jackson , in addition to all the other events and fanfare surrounding the auction itself. For more: Barrett-Jackson.com