The Most Expensive Cars Sold At Barrett-Jackson Auction: Part II
The Barrett-Jackson auction is no foreign name for a gearhead. Most automobile enthusiasts secretly dream of going to these auctions,
The Barrett-Jackson auction is no foreign name for a gearhead.
Most automobile enthusiasts secretly dream of going to these auctions, placing a bid, and bringing home a fine piece of not just an automobile but history and heritage with them. Barrett-Jackson auctions have made many dreams come true over the years by letting enthusiasts add rare vehicles to their garages. Plus, these auctions proudly boast of selling some of the most expensive cars on the planet ever.
Following the earlier list, here are a few more entries for the most expensive cars ever sold at the Barrett-Jackson auctions.
1967 Ferrari 275 GTB4 – $2.4 Million
The Ferrari 275 class of vehicle was a series of front-engine V12-powered Grand tourers, which were available in a coupe and a convertible body style. The production of these vehicles happened between 1964 and 1968 and used a 3.3-liter V12 engine that produced anywhere between 260 and 320 HP. What makes this Ferrari special is that it was the first ever to use an independent rear Suspension and transaxle. The GTB in the name stands for Gran Turismo Berlinetta, which was a special edition of the vehicle.
This vehicle was sold at the Barrett-Jackson auction for a jaw-dropping price of $2.4 million.
1965 Shelby GT 350 – $900,000
The 1965 Shelby GT 350 is often regarded as the original Shelby Mustang for all the right reasons. The great Carroll Shelby had personally worked his magic on a standard Mustang and ended up making what is essentially a road-going version of a Nascar race car.
Over the standard Mustang, the vehicle featured things like a stiffer suspension and recalibrated steering geometry and the addition of Goodyear low profile tires, which allowed the vehicle to sustain speeds of 130 mph effortlessly. In addition, the returned V8 engine produced close to 306 HP, making it a proper firecracker. The car was sold at the auction for a sticker price of $900,000.
2020 Ferrari 488 Pista – $460,000
The 488 Pista is a Supercar that every automobile enthusiast must have dreamt of owning. It is bold and brash; the 488 Pista is an Italian supercar that delivers bracing speed and sharp, exhilarating handling. Available in a coupe and convertible body style, it is one of the most gorgeous-looking Ferraris to exist. Powered by a 3.9-liter V8 engine, the vehicle produced close to 711 HP, which allows the vehicle to go from 0 to 60 mph in just 2.7 seconds flat.
The 488 Pista was succeeded by the F8 Tribbuto, bringing the production of the Pista to an end. The last generation of Mr was sold for around $460,000 at the Barrett-Jackson auction.
2005 Ford GT – $440,000
The Legacy of the Ford GT is something that is known to the entire world as it was the car that dethroned Ferrari from its dominance in the Le Mans. The 2005 Ford GT was a throwback to the car that beat Ferrari during the 1966 24 Hours of Le Mans. Unfortunately, over a two-year run in the mid-2000s, only 4,000 examples of the GT were made, making them extremely rare now 15 years later.
The vehicle was powered by a 5.5-liter supercharged V8 engine that produced close to 550 HP, and thanks to the fantastic 6-speed manual transmission, the car could go from 0 to 60 mph in just 3.3 seconds. A pristine condition example was sold at the Barrett-Jackson auction for $440,000.
2003 Chevrolet Monte Carlo Nascar Racecar – $115,000
The 2003 Chevrolet Monte Carlo was raced by seven-time NASCAR Champion Jimmie Johnson. The number 48 race car competed in the 2003 Save Mart 350 at the legendary Sonoma Raceway road course. Johnson charged from a 37th starting position through the field to finish in 17th place. After the competition, the race car continued to help improve Hendrick Motorsports, serving as a road course test car during the 2005 and 2006 seasons.
The vehicle was powered by a 3.5-liter V8 engine and had a 4-speed manual gearbox. This vehicle was sold in the name of charity, and all proceedings were donated as it was auctioned for $115,000.