Coverage from Mecum and Barrett-Jackson Auctions.
Mecum Auctions held its 3rd annual collector car auction in Glendale, Arizona at State Farm Stadium on March 18-20, 2021. The sale took place just before Barrett-Jackson's Scottsdale 2021 auction, which had been postponed from its usual mid-January date. The Gendale auction reached an impressive $42.3 million in sales — which was an increase of over 14% over the total in 2020. Mecum sold 712 of 829 vehicles on offer for a sale-through rate of 86%. The format consisted of a live auction with onsite bidding, in addition to online and telephone bidding.
The top ten results at the Mecum Glendale 2021 collector car auction:
1967 Chevrolet Corvette L88 Coupe (Lot S122.1) at $2,695,000
2016 Ferrari F12tdf (Lot S105) at $880,000
2011 Ferrari 599 GTO (Lot S103) at $720,500
2006 Saleen S7 Twin Turbo (Lot S109) at $605,000
1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7 (Lot F123) at $495,000
2014 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Black Series (Lot S101) at $451,000
2001 Ferrari 550 Barchetta Pininfarina (Lot S106) at $440,000
2019 Porsche 911 Speedster (Lot F104) at $440,000
1970 Ford Mustang Boss 429 Fastback (Lot S114) at $385,000
2018 Mercedes-Benz G550 Brabus Edition (Lot S220) at $379,500
The Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale Auction is a unique event. It is an automotive festival that celebrates the incredible diversity of the automobile, and an event combining the excitement and thrills of an auction, with a variety of other activities and events. The 2021 Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale auction was rescheduled from the usual mid-January to the week of March 22, 2021 at Westworld of Scottsdale, Arizona. In 2021, Barrett-Jackson sold in total, 1,054 vehicles for over $95 million, while over 1,000 pieces of automobilia brought in over $4.4 million, and $5.8 million was raised through the sale of charity vehicles, bringing the total auction sales to more than $105 million with a 100-percent sell-through rate and over 95 world-record auction sales achieved.
Top Results at the Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale March 2021 Sale :
01. 1966 Shelby Cobra 427 Super Snake $5,500,000
02. 2022 GMC Hummer EV Edition 1 VIN001 $2,500,000
03. 1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4 $2,475,000
04. 2018 Ford GT ’67 Heritage Edition $1,210,000
05. 2021 Ford Bronco 2-Door VIN001 $1,075,000
06. 2017 Ford GT $990,000
07. 1965 Shelby GT350 $962,500
08. 1959 Chevrolet Corvette Custom Convertible $825,000
The top seller at the Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale 2021 collector car auction was as expected for the only remaining 1966 Shelby Cobra 427 Super Snake, CSX 3015, (Lot #1396). However, the result of $5,500,000 was probably slightly disappointing. It was exactly the same as what the car sold for at Scottsdale 2007, but more than the $5,115,000 paid for the Shelby in a post-hammer deal at the 2015 Scottsdale auction.