Over the weekend, Reno, Nevada saw the first inaugural Barrett-Jackson Reno Tahoe event. The prestigious auction teamed up with Hot August Nights to bring the town three days of incredible sights. And needless to say, this auction was a hit.
Our (duPont REGISTRY) booth at the event displayed some amazing clients who brought some examples of their products. Lamborghini Las Vegas brought an all-new Lamborghini Aventador Roadster. A bright green custom Jeep was brought in by Starwood Motors. Behind the Jeep and Roadster was a luxurious Airstream Touring Coach. Also on scene was a motorcycle brought by FIST Enterprises which started by a swipe of it’s owner’s fingertips, and the sleek carbon-fiber Z-Clip moneyclips.
In the first two days, Barrett-Jackson sold 205 cars for over $5,000,000, an impressive feat for the inaugural auction. Helping reach such high numbers were an abundance of vehicles selling for six-figures.
Here are some highlight vehicles were on the block:
2014 Shelby GT500
Description: The last retail 2014-MY Ford Shelby GT500 Convertible to roll off of the assembly line. All proceeds from the sale were donated to the Brain Injury Association of America.
2014 Cadillac CTS-V Sport
Description: First production 2014 Cadillac CTS-V Sport. All proceeds benefited the SAE Foundation.
1961 Chevrolet Corvette Race Car
Description: Signed by Zora Duntov, the “Father of the Corvette”. It is also to have been a GM test or mule car.
2013 Chevrolet Camaro COPO
Description: Built by Richard Rawlings of Gas Monkey Garage at the GM Factory. The complete build of the car will actually be featured on an upcoming episode of “Fast N Loud”.
1950 Jaguar XK 120 2-Door Roadster
Description: Four-speed manual, with the 6-cylinder engine with all numbers matching.
1934 Ford Custom Rick Dore Roadster / 2005 Custom Rick Dore Chopper
Price: $110,000 (Roadster), $13,500 (Chopper)
Description: Both of these customs were created by renowned car customizer Rick Dore and are finished in cool “limesicle” green and were sold together as a pair. The roadster was the winner of “Best of Show” and the “Ford Heritage Award” at the 2004 SEMA show in Las Vegas. The chopper compliments the roadster’s styling and was the first motorcycle to ever leave the Rick Dore Kustoms shop.
1968 Shelby GT500 E Continuation Fastback
Description: A continuation GT500E that was completed by Unique Performance and licensed by Shelby American. The glove box and car cover are personally hand-signed by Carroll Shelby himself.