Arizona Car Week 2019

January, 2019 -- Every January, the Phoenix area becomes the center of the collector car world, as no fewer than seven auction companies hold sales during Arizona Car Week. With thousands of classics, muscle cars, exotics and customs up for auction, it is one of the best cars shows imaginable, and for those who’ve always wondered what a specific car is worth, with the fall of the gavel, that question is quickly answered. For the classic car junkie, this celebration of cars is what dreams are made of, regardless of whether you’re attending as a spectator, buyer, or seller. So, if you weren’t able to attend this year (or if you did, but you haven’t had your fill of classic cars yet), we cruised around the Valley of the Sun to catch five of the major auctions. No admission tickets or bidding paddles are required - just sit back and imagine what fun you could have with some of these beauties.

Top Five Overall Sales
  • 1963 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta, Gooding & Company for $7,595,000
  • 1958 Ferrari 250 GT Tour de France Berlinetta, Gooding & Company for $5,890,000
  • 1953 Ferrari 250 MM Spider Series II, Gooding & Company for $5,395,000
  • 1985 Ferrari 288 GTO, RM Sotheby's for $3,360,000
  • 1952 Maserati A6G 2000 Frua Spider, Bonhams for $2,755,000
  • Number of Vehicles: 1800
  • Top Sale (for charity): $2,500,000 for 2019 Ford GT VIN 001
  • Top Sale (non-charity): $1,457,500 for 2019 McLaren Senna
  • Total Sales (including charity cars): $131.6 Million ($9.6 million for charity)

Barrett-Jackson is the one that started it all (48 years ago), and it is the hottest ticket in town. As well as providing high-octane action on the auction block, this nine-day event in Scottsdale is known as a life-style event, featuring a diverse array of outdoor and indoor activities, and plenty of food and adult beverages. Now, add the celebrity and TV/movie star car appearances, and you have an event that should be on everyone’s bucket list – a true party in the desert. Here are highlights from this year’s show.

Top Sale at Barrett-Jackson
Ford, celebrating their remarkable string of four consecutive Le Mans victories, auctioned off a the 2019 Ford GT Heritage Edition, VIN 001. This optional package GT features a unique serialized identification plate, exposed matte carbon-fiber door sills, air register pods and center console. All proceeds ($2,500,000) were donated to United Way of Southeastern Michigan.


This 2019 McLaren Senna is McLaren’s lightest, and the world’s fastest, street-legal supercar around a track. It is serial chassis number 005 out of only 500 vehicles, which have been sold out since their announcement, and is one of approximately 120 in the United States. It sold here for $1,457,500. Click on image to right for a full sized look at this Senna.


Celebrities and Star Cars
Richard Rawlings, Gary Sinese, and Craig Jackson Talking Classic Cars Sale of Gary Sinese's 1981 Jeep CJ7, Proceeds to The Gary Sinese Foundation for Military Veterans Gary Sinise at the Podium 2020 Shelby GT500 VIN 001 Sale of Shelby GT500, Proceeds to JDRF Jeff Cordon Drives onto Stage in his 2016 Corvette Z06 C7.R Jeff Gordon at Podium, Proceeds from Sale Go to Jeff Gordon's Children's Foundation John Lennon's 1965 Mercedes-Benz 230 1965 Mustang VIN 00002 2019 Ford GT Heritage Edition VIN 001 Four Bumblebee Camaros from Transformer Movies, Proceeds to Operation Homefront 1967 Eleanor Mustang from 'Gone in 60 Seconds' Movie 1978 Firebird from the 'Rockford Files TV Show 2020 Toyota Supra VIN 20201, Proceeds to American Heart Association and The Bob Woodruff Foundation 1954 Corvette Custom Coupe, 'Transitions' 1965 Dodge Dart 1971 Barracuda 'Striker' 1932 Ford Roadster, 'Blue Bayou'


More Eye-Catching Cars
1999 Shelby Series 1 1970 Trans Am Ram Air III 1962 Corvette Custom 2006 Ford GT 1937 Cord 812 Sportsman 1968 Corvette L88 1957 Chevy Bel Air Custom 1970 Superbird 1949 Mercury Custom 1963 Corvette Hertz Rental Ski Rack Car 1969 Dodge Daytona 1962 Corvette Custom 1970 Oldsmobile 442 1960 Corvette Custom 1959 Ford Ranchero 1963 Corvette Custom 2004 Ferrari 360 Spider 1955 Chevy 3100 Pickup 1939 Chevy Delivery Custom 2005 Saleen S7


Worldwide Auctioneers
  • Number of Vehicles: 71
  • Top Sale: $687,500 for 1935 Auburn 851 SC Boattail Speedster
  • Total Sales: Not Reported

A relatively new auction company, Worldwide Auctioneers is already making themselves known for the personal attention they provide to sellers and buyers, alike. They consign, research, and market, so nobody knows the motorcar better than them. "We don't limit ourselves to only selling the most expensive cars in the world, but our aim is to ensure that every car that we do consign is the very best of its type," the company says on its website.

Worldwide Auctioneers, in only their third year in Scottsdale, compiled an impressive collection of classic cars for their Scottsdale auction. Here's a glimpse of some of them, including the 1935 Auburn 851 SC Boattail Speedster, which sold for $687,500.



1947 Delahaye 135M Cabriolet 1925 Bugatti Type 35A Grand Prix 1971 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Berlinetta 1969 Corvette L88 Roadster 1931 Duesenberg Model J Custom Berline 1933 Auburn 12-161A Cabriolet 1935 Auburn 851 SC Boattail Speedter 1931 Packard 840 Deluxe Eight 24-Passenger Roadster 1935 Auburn 851 SC Boattail Speedster 1966 Volkswagen Delux 21-Window 'Samba' Microbus 1959 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster 1936 Duesenberg Model JN LWB Tourster 1910 Cadillac Model 30 Demi-Tonneau 1954 Buick Skylark Convertible 1932 Lincoln KB V-12 Sedan 1958 Alfa Romeo 1900 Sport 1970 Mustang Boss 429


RM Sotheby's
  • Number of Vehicles: 162
  • Top Sale: $3,360,000 for 1985 Ferrari 288 GTO
  • Total Sales:

Always a much-anticipated event in January, RM Sotheby's returned to the Arizona Biltmore Resort & Spa for their annual classic car auction. Now in their 20th year, the sale included numerous high-end European classics and sports cars. Following the auction, Gord Duff, Global Head of Auctions said, "We were thrilled to bring an exceptional, high-quality offering of blue-chip collector cars to our 20th Arizona sale. We received fantastic feedback on the catalogue of cars, and while we certainly witnessed a continued shift in collecting interests, we saw strong prices achieved for fresh-to-market motor cars from several segments of the market, most notably for great American Classics and for late-model collectibles.”

Here's a look at RM Sotheby's offerings at their Scottsdale auction, including their top sale, the 1985 Ferrari 288 GTO, which sold for $3,360,000.



1948 Tucker 48 1965 Ferrari 288 1967 Ferrari 330 1946 Ford Super Delue Station Wagon 1970 Plymouth 'Cuda 426/450 Hardtop 1939 Packard Twelve 1708 1973 Ferrari 365 GTS/4 Daytona Spider 2017 Ferrari F12TDF 1960 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster 2006 Ford GT 1970 Mustang Boss 302 Trans Am Racer 1967 Corvette Sting Ray 1929 Pierce-Arrow Model 125 Roadster 1993 Vector Avtech WX-3 Prototype 1937 Pacard Super Eight Coupe


  • Number of Vehicles: 120
  • Top Sale: $2,755,000 for 1951 Maserati A6G 2000 Frua Spider
  • Total Sales: $16.1 Million

The 8th annual Bonhams auction was highlighted by the sale of a 1952 Maserati A6G 2000 Frua Spider. As the only surviving example of its kind, it set an all-time record price of $2,755,000. “Our sale was well supported and featured a large number of cars without reserve creating multiple bidders throughout and a very respectable rate of sale. It’s a discerning market at the moment and while we weren’t able to conclude sales on a couple of the bigger cars, we sold nearly all the cars on offer and achieved some impressive results and auction records along the way,” said Rupert Banner, Motoring Group Director.

Here's a glimpse of some of the classics in Bonhams auction, including the 1951 Maserati A6G/2000 Spider. It sold here for $2,755,000.




1970 Mustang Bos 302 Sportsroof 1956 Continental Mark II 1932 Packard Twin-Six Roadster 1960 Cadillac Eldorado Biarittz Convertible 1968 Shelby GT350 Fastback 1971 Lamborghini Mura SV 1948 Chrysler Town & Country Converible 2018 Bugatti Chiron 1963 Volkswagen Type 2 Microbus Deluxe 1957 Thunderbird 1951 Maserati A6G/2000 Spider


Gooding & Company
  • Number of Vehicles: 125
  • Top Sale: $7,595,000 1963 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta
  • Total Sales: $48.2 Million

Now in its 13th year in Scottsdale, Gooding & Company, has compiled a diverse collection of blue-chip vehicles and posted 9 sales of $1 million or more including three of the highest priced vehicles sold during Arizona Car Week 2019. “I am delighted to close out another fantastic week resulting in the top three sales across the board and new world records,” states David Gooding, President and Founder of Gooding & Company. "Bidding was strong and demonstrated our clientele's confidence in our consignments and our brand.”

Here's a glimpse of some of the classics in Gooding & Company auction, including the 1963 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta, which sold for $7,595,000.



1972 Porsche 911 E 1964 Ferrari 275GTB Prototype 1963 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster 1963 Watson Indianapolis Roadster 1999 Lamborghini 1939 Packard Twelve 1708 1963 Amphicar Model 770 1960 Maserati 3500 GT Prototype 1949 Packard 8 Victoria, (Back to the Future Car) 1953 Ferrari 250 MM 1958 Ferrari 250 GT 1970 Mustang Boss 302 Trans Am Racer 1941 Cadillac Series 62 Convertible



All prices include buyers commission, where applicable.