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AUCTION HIGHLIGHTS: Top Sales of 2023

As 2023 wraps up and with the 2024 Scottsdale Auction just around the corner, it’s an opportune moment to look back and appreciate some of the most thrilling sales of the year at Barrett-Jackson. Throughout each auction, a spectacular array of collector cars had their turn in the spotlight, with exotic supercars and stunning Ford GTs particularly capturing bidders’ hearts. Browse the gallery featuring the top sales of 2023.

SCOTTSDALE 2023 – 1989 FERRARI F40 – SOLD! $2,750,000
Pictured above and finished in Nardo Gray, a one-off example of Ferrari’s last “Enzo-era” Ferrari. Originally constructed as a non-cat, non-adjust F40. Features Chassis No. 80782 and was originally delivered to the Netherlands.

SCOTTSDALE 2023 – 2005 PORSCHE CARRERA GT – SOLD! $1,595,000
Powered by a 5.7-liter V10 engine mated to a 6-speed manual transmission. Finished in red over a dark gray leather interior.

PALM BEACH 2023 – 2020 FORD GT HERITAGE EDITION – SOLD! $1,457,500
Powered by a twin-turbocharged 3.5-liter V6 engine coupled with quick-shifting 7-speed dual-clutch transmission. Can go 0-60 mph in 2.8 seconds with a 216-mph top speed. Includes the Heritage Roundel Graphics package and Alcantara interior trim.

SCOTTSDALE 2023 – 2020 FORD GT CARBON SERIES – SOLD! $1,320,000

This GT, Chassis No. L173, is a limited-edition Carbon Series finished with Carbon Blue graphics with exposed carbon mirror caps. Has a 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 engine and a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. 32 actual miles.

SCOTTSDALE 2023 – 2019 FORD GT LIGHTWEIGHT CARBON SERIES – SOLD! $1,320,000
This Carbon Series GT, Chassis No. 42, has the Lightweight Package with $74,750 in options. Power comes from a 3.5-liter V6 EcoBoost engine mated to a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. 10 actual miles.

PALM BEACH 2023 – 2020 FORD GT – SOLD! $990,000

Powered by a mid-mounted 3.5-liter twin-turbo EcoBoost V6 engine 660hp mated to a 7-speed Getrag dual-clutch automatic transmission. Can launch to 60 mph in under 3 seconds and achieve a top speed of over 216 mph. From the Steve Todhunter Collection.

LAS VEGAS 2023 – 2019 FORD GT LIGHTWEIGHT EDITION – SOLD! $990,000

Lightweight Package, Equipment Group 600A, a $70,000 option. With 3,251 actual miles from new and finished with the hood stripes with ultra-rare carbon-accent delete.

SCOTTSDALE 2023 – 1969 CHEVROLET CAMARO ZL1 – SOLD! $770,000

ZL1 COPO 9560, #61 of 69 built in 1969. Powered by an all-aluminum 427/430hp V8 engine mated to a M21 4-speed manual transmission and a 4.10 posi-traction rear end. With a Jerry MacNeish Certificate of Authenticity. From the Northside Customs Collection.

SCOTTSDALE 2023 – 1967 CHEVROLET CORVETTE CUSTOM CONVERTIBLE – SOLD! $770,000
Resto-Mod completed in October 2022 by Jeff Hayes. Powered by an LS3 540hp engine mated to a 4L70E automatic transmission. Features an Art Morrison chassis, a Buttercream interior and a Dirty Martini Green exterior.

SCOTTSDALE 2023 – 1966 SHELBY GROUP II MUSTANG – BUILT FOR KEN MILES – SOLD! $770,000
One of only 16 Shelby Group II Mustangs built in 1966. Participant of over 30 documented races. Show-quality restoration. Tons of documentation included. Powered by an era-correct Shelby American racing 289 Hi-Po V8 engine and 4-speed manual transmission.

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By: Barrett-Jackson
Title: AUCTION HIGHLIGHTS: Top Sales of 2023
Sourced From: www.barrett-jackson.com/Media/Home/Reader/auction-highlights-top-sales-of-2023/
Published Date: Wed, 25 Oct 2023 18:05:44 +0000

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2024 Rodeo Drive Concours d’Elegance Preview

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The 29th annual Rodeo Drive Concours d’Elegance, powered by O’Gara Coach, will bring a full day of free family fun to Beverly Hills on Sunday, June 16. This year’s Father’s Day car show will feature 100 rare and iconic vehicles, great food and plenty of entertainment. The Rodeo Drive Concours d’Elegance, which will take place between Wilshire Boulevard and Santa Monica Boulevard from 10 a.m.-4 p.m., is one of the area’s most beloved annual events. Here’s a glimpse at what you can expect to see on California’s most iconic street:

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Show-stopping cars

This year’s event will host a special celebration of hypercars, supercars, race cars, classics and custom-built showstoppers. Provided by exclusive private collections, passionate car enthusiasts and even some of the world’s most recognized manufacturers, this has become one of the country’s preeminent luxury car shows.

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Rodeo Drive Concours d’Elegance Chairman Bruce Meyer, Beverly Hills Mayor Lester Friedman, Rodeo Drive Committee President Kay Monica Rose and renowned car buff Jay Leno will present trophies to 12 award-winning entrants—from “Most Elegant” to “Best in Show”—on the main stage starting at noon.

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By: Rex McAfee
Title: 2024 Rodeo Drive Concours d’Elegance Preview
Sourced From: sportscardigest.com/2024-rodeo-drive-concours-delegance-preview/
Published Date: Mon, 10 Jun 2024 17:10:18 +0000

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Speed Read: A garage-built Ducati 996 café racer and more

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The latest café racers, flat trackers, and electric scooters.
We kick things off with a feel-good story of a botched Ducati 996 custom job, rescued by a talented garage builder. Then we look at a dazzling Yamaha SR500 flat tracker from 20-year-old Moritz Bree, a dustbin-faired Honda Dax from K-Speed, and a BMW CE 04 scooter from Deus ex Machina.

Ducati 996 café racer by Jaron Hall
Ducati 996 by Jaron Hall Most people would balk at the idea of customizing a Ducati 996, but Utah-based garage builder Jaron Hall’s work on this 996 is nothing short of noble. That’s because when Jaron got his hands on the 996, it was in dire need of saving.

The Ducati’s previous owner had tried to turn it into a scrambler, so it came to Jaron with no fairings, a hacked subframe, and a smorgasbord of sketchy parts. Working after hours (he has a marketing day job), and taking on the entire build solo, Jaron turned the mongrel 996 into a high-class Italian café racer.

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Title: Speed Read: A garage-built Ducati 996 café racer and more
Sourced From: www.bikeexif.com/custom-motorcycle-news-june-16-2024
Published Date: Sun, 16 Jun 2024 20:50:06 +0000

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Rolls-Royce ‘Models of the Marque’: the 1910s

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Of all the famous nameplates borne by Rolls-Royce motor cars since 1904, few are as celebrated, significant, evocative and enduring as the ‘Silver Ghost’. Formally launched in 1906 as the 40/50 H.P., it was the first model to be awarded the soubriquet of ‘the best car in the world’ that Rolls-Royce retains to this day, setting unmatchable standards for performance and reliability, proven in the era’s toughest road trials. It was also a stupendous commercial success, with almost 8,000 examples built in the UK and US over an 18-year period – an unimaginable product lifespan in the modern age. That so many Silver Ghosts still survive in full working order – and, indeed, regularly perform the same feats they achieved more than a century ago – is a lasting monument to Henry Royce’s engineering genius.

Early beginnings

By 1906, just three years after its foundation, Rolls-Royce was already something of a victim of its own success. Demand for its motor cars was such that its line-up had quickly expanded from the original twin-cylinder 10 H.P. to include three-cylinder 15 H.P., four-cylinder 20 H.P. and six-cylinder 30 H.P. models. Henry Royce had even produced the first ever V8 passenger motor car, known as the ‘Lega limit’ since the 3.5-litre engine was governed to keep it below the 20mph speed limit then in force in Britain – only three of these were ever made, and it remains the only Rolls-Royce model of which no examples survive. This proliferation of models reflected a trend across the luxury automotive sector, as competing manufacturers chased an ever more finely segmented client base.

However, for Rolls-Royce, it caused major manufacturing headaches, since many parts were not interchangeable between models. The problem was compounded by Henry Royce’s entirely laudable policy of continuous improvement; his constant adjustments and refinements went all the way down to the smallest components. This created variations between – and even within – production series, to the extent that often only a handful of individual motor cars would be entirely identical.

Simplify Production

As with almost any manufacturing process, more complexity and variability meant increased costs. This was anathema to the highly astute, commercially driven Managing Director, Claude Johnson. Having decided radical change was needed, he proposed the marque should focus all its energies on producing just one model. Charles Rolls enthusiastically agreed, but insisted it should be positioned at the top end of the market, where Rolls-Royce was already gaining a reputation as the very best motor car available. Though a ruthless perfectionist and tireless innovator, Royce was also a pragmatist. He saw the logic of his colleagues’ single-model approach and duly produced a completely new motor car, the 40/50 H.P.

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By: Rex McAfee
Title: Rolls-Royce ‘Models of the Marque’: the 1910s
Sourced From: sportscardigest.com/rolls-royce-silver-ghost/
Published Date: Wed, 12 Jun 2024 23:23:29 +0000

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