A Collector’s Guide to Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale

When Barrett-Jackson sets the stage in Scottsdale for the company’s 46th annual auction, attendees, onlookers, and collectors will experience an auction event like none other. This year’s docket is shaping up to be one of the most exciting events to date, with more than 1,500 collectible vehicles and 2,000 pieces of automobilia crossing the block in a nine-day extravaganza.

Here’s what you need to know before the auction kicks off on January 14. If you’re looking for…

Automobilia – All Day January 14-15 & Mornings January 16-22
Collector Cars – Afternoons January 16-22



Saturday, January 21: If you tune in for any single day of the auction, this is the day you need to watch. Don’t miss these incredibly rare, collectible, and sought-after vehicles up for auction:

1969 Chevrolet Corvette L88

  • 1969 Chevrolet Corvette L88: Just one of 116 ever produced, this rare L88 was featured in the February 2015 issue of Vette Magazine and has the original engine transmission and rear assembly still intact.
  • 1960 Chevrolet Engineering Research Vehicle : One of the most important pieces of American automotive history the Chevrolet Engineering Research Vehicle (CERV) 1 was developed between 1959 and 1960 by Zora Arkus-Duntov as a functional mid-engine open-wheel single-seat prototype racing car.
  • 1970 Plymouth Hemi Cuda Convertible: This HEMI Cuda convertible is one of only 14 built making it one of the rarest and most desirable muscle cars of all time – further enhanced by its color combination of triple black.
  • 1965 Shelby GT 350 Fastback: This exceptional GT350 is presented with no missing or altered components from its build with all of the rare Shelby unique parts from 1965 intact. Also of great importance is the rust- and damage-free original body shell that displays all of the Shelby American modifications performed in just that one year of 1965.

The Charlie Thomas Collection: The auction docket also features 145 vehicles from a personal collection from Charlie Thomas, a long time dealership owner. All of the vehicles from the collection will sell at No Reserve:


  • 1970 Plymouth Superbird: This example has the original V-code 440/390hp Six Pack V8, backed by a 4-speed transmission with a pistol-grip shifter. It is complete with power steering power front disc brakes full gauges with Tic-Toc-Tach radio and tinted glass, and is professionally restored.
  • 1966 Pontiac GTO: It is equipped with a professionally rebuilt period-correct 389/360hp Tri-Power engine 4-speed manual transmission and 3.55 posi-traction rear end. It also features power steering and red line tires.
  • 1970 Ford Mustang Boss 302 Fastback:Only one of 66 built in original N-code Pastel Blue for 1970, this example is powered by the correct Boss 302ci engine close-ratio manual 4-speed transmission. The complete brake system and front suspension have been professionally replaced.

For more information, read the official press release or visit the auction catalog.