The Dodge Brothers on the auction block at Barrett-Jackson Northeast 2018 (Photo © George Bekris )

The Dodge Brothers on the auction block at Barrett-Jackson Northeast 2018 (Photo © George Bekris )

UNCASVILLE, CONN. – June 25, 2018 – Barrett-Jackson, The World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions®, delivered another incredible record-breaking automotive celebration during its 3rd Annual Northeast Auction, June 20-23, 2018, at Mohegan Sun in Connecticut. During the four-day event, 662 vehicles crossed the block with a 99.25 percent sell through rate, selling for more than $24.9 million, while 457 pieces of automobilia brought in over $832,000. Barrett-Jackson also fueled support for charity by raising $1.245 million from the sale of five vehicles, including the historic sale of Dodge’s last production 2017 Viper and 2018 Challenger SRT Demon for $1 million. In total, Barrett-Jackson set a Northeast Auction sales record, reaching nearly $27 million in total sales.

Bill Goldberg (Photo © George Bekris)

Celebrities, including actor and pro wrestler Bill Goldberg, NBA star Ray Allen, NFL player Barkevious Mingo and comedian Jeff Ross were on-site to join in the high-octane auction action. Barrett-Jackson’s Super Saturday was full of adrenaline-filled fun and included a stop from goldRush Rally as they kicked off their 10th Anniversary Rally, which will stop in 10 cities over 10 days across the United States. The rally is comprised of some of the most passionate auto enthusiasts driving the most spectacular supercars on the planet, and this was the first time in goldRush’s history that the rally stopped at a collector car auction during their epic drives.
Craig Barrett (Photo © George Bekris)

Craig Barrett (Photo © George Bekris)

Last Production Dodge Demon unveiling (Photo © George Bekris)

Last Production Dodge Demon unveiling (Photo © George Bekris)

 

“Once again the energy and passion at our Northeast Auction has been incredible to experience this past week,” said Craig Jackson, chairman and CEO of Barrett-Jackson. “We kicked off the event in a big way on Family Value Day with the historic unveil of the last production 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon (Lot #3002.1) in Mohegan Sun’s spectacular new Expo Center. The next three days continued to ramp up with hundreds of collectible vehicles and automobilia pieces, Ride ’N Drives, Thrill Rides and interactive exhibits. We were honored to be the first collector car auction to host the goldRush Rally, and Saturday was also highlighted by the charity sales of the last production Dodge Viper and last Demon, along with a 35th Anniversary Chevrolet Corvette to help support our yearlong Driven Hearts charity initiative. It was truly an electric weekend and we thank all of our guests for making it such a memorable auction.”
The top 10 vehicles sold during the 2018 Barrett-Jackson Northeast Auction included:
  1. 1967 Chevrolet Nova Custom Coupe “The Innovator” (Lot #687) – $275,000
  2. 1967 Shelby GT500E Super Snake (Lot #667) – $210,000
  3. 2015 Rolls-Royce Ghost (Lot #685) – $203,500 *Record
  4. 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon (Lot #650) – $198,000
  5. 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle SS454 LS6 (Lot #670) – $172,700
  6. 1970 Plymouth Road Runner Superbird (Lot #671) – $170,500
  7. 1965 Chevrolet Corvette 396/425 Convertible (Lot #680) – $170,500
  8. 2010 Ferrari 458 Italia (Lot #686) – $170,500
  9. 1970 Dodge Charger R/T Custom Coupe (Lot #689) – $156,800
  10. 1960 Chevrolet Corvette 283/250 Convertible (Lot #665.1) – $144,100
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Charity sales took center stage during the Northeast Auction with the sale of five vehicles that raised a total of $1.245 million. Pro wrestler Bill Goldberg was on the block to amp up excitement for the last-production models of the 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon (Lot #3002.1) and 2017 Dodge Viper (Lot #3002). The pair crossed the block on Saturday and together hammered in for $1 million to benefit the United Way. The $100,000 buy fee was donated to Barrett-Jackson’s year long Driven Hearts campaign supporting the American Heart Association. On Saturday evening, a ’88 Corvette 35th Anniversary Edition (Lot #3003) sold for $60,000 benefitting the American Heart Association. On Friday, a ’71 Corvette Sting Ray (Lot #3000) sold to benefit The Klingberg Family Centers and a ’70 Chevrolet C10 Pickup (Lot #3001) sold to benefit the American Red Cross.
“It’s rewarding to be a part of the enthusiasm of the automotive community across the Northeast,” said Steve Davis, president of Barrett-Jackson. “We’ve been so blessed to have this community behind us over the last three years, which includes their tremendous support of our charity efforts. With the generous support of our consignors and bidders, we have helped raise nearly $104 million to date for people across the country, from all ages and walks, live healthier and more meaningful lives. We’re so grateful to be a part of the good that comes from helping those in need.”
Automobilia was an integral part of the Barrett-Jackson experience during the 3rd Annual Northeast Auction and set a three-day auction record for total sales, selling 457 pieces that offered something for every type of collector and enthusiast. Automobilia sales soared to over $832,000, with the following top five sales:
  1. Late 1960s US Air Force Promotional Jet Shaped Go-Kart (Lot #8288) – $28,175
  2. 1950s Mobil Oil left-facing porcelain Pegasus neon sign (Lot #8297) – $28,175
  3. Hand-Built 1/3-Scale 1956 Corvette SR Prototype Go-Kart (Lot #8268) – $27,600
  4. 1950s Mobil Oil right-facing porcelain Pegasus neon sign (Lot #8298) – $25,875
  5. 1940s Chrysler-Plymouth single-sided neon porcelain sign (Lot #8294) – $23,000
Barrett-Jackson’s 2018 Las Vegas Auction is September 27-29, 2018, at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino. To submit an application to consign at the 2018 Las Vegas Auction, click here. For information on becoming a bidder, go to www.Barrett-Jackson.com/bid. Also, follow Barrett-Jackson on FacebookInstagramLinkedIn and Twitter for the latest news and information heading into the 2018 Las Vegas Auction.
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Barrett-Jackson kicked of their Northeast 2017 festivities early this year by sponsoring the New England Concours d’Elegance and adding it to their summer docket. This extends the high end automotive extravaganza to a two weekend affair. They hosted the competition on Saturday and Sunday, June 17 and 18 outdoors on the Mohegan Sun grounds in Uncasville, Connecticut where thousands drew later in the week for the Barrett-Jackson auction in the arena.

The auction in it’s 2nd year at Mohegan Sun attracted thousands of patrons to take in the wide array of automobiles, trucks, motorcycles and automobilia. Many register to bid on the items up for auction, most of which were for sale with “no reserve.”  Thousands more come for the day, two or three days of watching the fast paced bidding and enjoying the exhibits in the event. They fill the upper seats above the bidders in the arena to take in the spectacle.

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Barrett-Jackson Auctions have been holding events for 46 years. It’s become such a popular yearly auto event that it has branched out across the United States from it’s home in Scottsdale to include events in Palm Beach, Las Vegas and now Mohegan Sun. This year’s The Barrett-Jackson Northeast Auction sold 630 vehicles and 685 pieces of automobilia for a total of all sales of approximately $24.3 million.

For the thrill seekers there were the Ride ’N Drives and Thrill Rides. The Big Three automakers—Ford, General Motors and Chrysler were offering rides. There were Dodge Charger Hellcats, Challengers and Vipers and GT350R’s  with pro drivers on a rubber burning course for those craving a bit of extra excitement. Throughout the event while outdoors you could hear the revving of engines, burnouts and squealing tires as cars drifted through corners on the closed off special purpose track. The lines formed from early morning to closing at the popular attractions.

 

One of the sale highlights was the 1966 Shelby GT350-H Fastback that sold for $220,000.

 

A 1947 Indian Chief Motorcycle with Sidecar sold for $110,000 dollars.  It was painted a custom teal color and adorned with a brown seat and bags.  It’s been converted to electric start for simplicity and completely restored. During the restoration, a Goulding sidecar was purchased and shipped from Poland.

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There were plenty of deals to be had for those with a slightly lower budget. Lot after lot of cars, trucks and automobilia that including rare, one of a kind items on the block for all tastes like the 1933 Diamond T Truck with a period-correct display flat-track bike included.

 

Barrett-Jackson also this year joined forces with Prestone as they unveiled the “Project Prestone” restoration build project. The car, a 1987 Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS Aero Coupe, was rolled out during a press conference on Thursday. The plan is to complete the restoration documenting each step of the process along the way before putting it up for auction at the Barrett-Jackson 2018 Scottsdale Auction. The public can keep up with the progress on Barrett-Jackson.com and on social media using #ProjectPrestone.

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With this auction Barrett-Jackson has surpassed $94 million dollars in total raised for various charities over the years.  At each event there are “car for a cause” vehicles donated  for the auction and sold with the proceeds given to various charities.

In addition the event was covered by both Velocity TV and The Discovery Channel bringing in viewers from around the globe to both watch and bid on TV and digital media. These are worldwide events with millions tuning in to buy or watch.

The Barrett-Jackson’s auctions also reach out in other ways. This year volunteers from the Vermont based Teen Challenge donned grey shirts and white gloves and assisted the Barrett-Jackson staff maneuvering the items on and off the block unscathed. Teen Challenge is a faith based group that works with at risk men in an environment conducive overcoming life controlling issues. Their motto is Confronted by Hope – Walking in Freedom – Living with Purpose!

It’s a wrap until next year when the trucks pull in, the tents are raised and the smell of oil, rubber, exhaust, barbeque and seafood mix on a hot summer afternoon. It’s almost like the automotive circus comes to town.  Just another year to wait.

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