Well the dust has settled on the January collector car auctions and it appears that there’s still plenty of people willing to throw down big bucks on the car of their dreams. American Car Collector recently reported that total sales across all the auctions this year yielded $254 million in sales. Mecum Kissimmee logged $93.7 million of that while Barrett-Jackson grossed $131.6 million. A couple weeks back we looked at the top Corvette sellers from Kissimmee and now its time to look at Barrett-Jackson.
The top seller of the sale was Jeff Gordon’s 2016 Z06 C7.R Edition which sold for $600,000 with all that cabbage going straight to the Jeff Gordon Children’s fund. Second place went to a 1963 Restomod coupe which changed hands at $385,000 and a black 1967 Restomod convertible sold for $330,000. Looking by generation we see five 1st generation cars, four C2’s, a single C3 and that lone C7.
A white on red 1968 L88 coupe was well bought at $291,000 and was the only other stock Corvette save the Jeff Gordon Z06. The biggest takeaway this year is 9 of the top 11 selling Corvettes are restomods. We’ve slowly seen these restomods creeping into our “top” lists over the last few years, but this is the first year where we’ve seen such a high percentage of them among the high sellers.
Overall, the average price of a car on our top 11 list is a tick over $304,000. In fact, it takes $271,000 just to even get on this list. If you wanted to buy all 11 cars in one shot, your check would have had $3,753,700 written on it.
Here’s a closer look at the Top 11 Corvette sales from Barrett-Jackson Scottdale 2019.
So, the 2019 collector car auction season looks to be off to running start and doesn’t appear to be slowing down anytime soon. Next up, Mecum heads off to Phoenix for their first-ever sale there on March 14th – 16th and Barrett-Jackson will in Palm Beach on April 11th-13th. Let’s see if the restomod craze continues there or if the restored and original cars come back strong.
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