Saturday was super in Las Vegas with celebrity and American muscle cars taking the top spots. The final day of the 2022 Las Vegas Auction was filled with those incredible moments that only Barrett-Jackson can provide.
A 1970 Plymouth HEMI Superbird (Lot #734) rocked the block on Saturday, setting a new auction world record with its $1.65 million sale. The electric sale was followed by a 1963 Chevrolet Corvette 327/360 Z06 Split-Window coupe (Lot #733) for $566,500; a 1958 Chevrolet Corvette Custom Topless roadster (Lot #748) and a 1971 Plymouth HEMI ‘Cuda (Lot #752) each selling for $550,000.
Other top sellers of the day, such as the 1970 Plymouth HEMI ‘Cuda (Lot #734.1) brought in $517,000 and a 1941 Cadillac Series 62 custom convertible (Lot #753), which sold for $385,000, showed that original and restored American iron continues to command attention at auction.
The stars were also out on Saturday with their cars. Gabriel “Fluffy” Iglesias drove his 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon (Lot #758) on the block to see it sell for $154,000 and 2015 Chevrolet Camaro Trans Am Bandit Edition (Lot #758.1) which sold for $167,200. Aaron Shelby made an appearance on the block for the sale of a 1999 Shelby Series 1 Convertible (Lot #721), a car designed from the ground up by his grandfather, Carroll Shelby. One of the most-talked-about “star cars” – a factory custom 2022 Chevrolet Corvette 3LT convertible is VIN 001 (Lot #742) and was factory customized for Paul Stanley, the founder and guitarist for KISS – electrified the arena when it sold for a price of $198,000. Jason “Captain America” Britton’s 2009 Mercedes-Benz SL65 AMG Black Series (Lot #745) also crossed the block for $335,500.
More than 20 record auction sales were set on Super Saturday, including a fan favorite – Lot #751, a 1981 DeLorean DMC-12 “Mr. Fusion Time Machine” Re-creation – which went on to its next adventure for $170,500. A 1951 International Metro “Snap-On Tools” Display Van Re-creation (Lot #671) was also front and center with its sale of $192,500 – setting a new auction world record.
A sale that pointed to a new market of collectibles included an Electro-Mod 1997 Porsche 911 Carrera Custom Electric Cabriolet (Lot #647). The 2022 GMC Hummer EV Edition 1 pickup (Lot #732) received lots of interest and set a new auction world record with its $324,500.00 sale.
The second of two charity vehicles had its turn onstage Saturday afternoon. The 2022 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon 392 (Lot #3001) sold for $125,000 with 100 percent of the hammer price benefiting Ronald McDonald House Charities of Detroit, an independent American nonprofit organization whose stated mission is to create, find and support programs that directly improve the health and well-being of children and their families.
Neon lit up the automobilia auction block with the sale of an animated 1954 Mobil Oil neon porcelain sign (Lot #8299) that brought in $34,500 and a stunning 1940s Greyhound Bus Lines animated neon sign (Lot #8294) which sold for $29,325. Another unique neon sign that earned a top spot was a circa 1930s-40s Quality Restaurant single-sided neon porcelain diner sign (Lot #8296) that earned $25,300.
The 2022 Las Vegas Auction at the fabulous West Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center was certainly a star-spangled event to remember – check out the gallery of Saturday’s highlights below.