The echoes of the last hammer fall at Barrett-Jackson’s Scottsdale Auction have disappeared into the Arizona night, as have the record crowds and the traffic jams. During the Super Saturday charity auctions, three main attractions drove onto the dais for bidding:
Before the Saturday showcase, charity auctions on Friday took Barrett-Jackson past a huge milestone. When an 800-horsepower 2021 Shelby Super Snake Count’s Kustoms Edition hammered for $350,000 to support the veteran’s charity Camp Freedom, the auction house officially surpassed the $150 million mark for charity auction proceeds. Piling on before the clock struck midnight, a 2023 Ford F-150 Lightning 4×4 Super Crew sold for $275,000, those funds donated to Fighter Country Foundation.
Then came Saturday. Powell’s Gunmetal Gray on black Stingray was said to be a daily driver, but with just 15,600 miles on the odometer, Powell — who died in 2021 — apparently had a very short commute. Equipped with an eight-speed automatic transmission and chrome wheels, it sold for $200,000.
The first production 2024 GMC Hummer EV SUV Edition 1 ran the bidding up to $500,000. That’s quite a ways down on the $2,500,000 that the bedded 2022 GMC Hummer EV Edition 1 garnered at the charity auction in 2021, and not a bad price all things considered. The owner gets the first one off the line instead of getting lost in the 90,000-order backlog, and the markup goes to a good cause instead of a flipper and eBay fees.
The first production 2024 Mustang GT Fastback brought in both less and more than the Hummer EV. The Ford’s hammer price came to $490,000. However, two additional philanthropic donations for this lot in the amounts of $50,000 and $25,000 took the final price to $565,000.
The big movers on the day were outside the charity sphere, four cars breaking the million-dollar mark. A 2020 Ford GT led the way across the seven-figure waypoint, bringing in $1,320,000, followed by a 1989 Ferrari F40 that raked in $2,750,000, a 2005 Porsche Carrera GT that made $1,595,000, and a 2019 Ford GT that sold for an identical amount to the 2020, $1,320,000.