Ron Pratte is known in the automotive world for sitting front and center at the Barrett-Jackson auctions and for having a world-renowned car collection. Mr. Pratte is a businessman who has been part of some very integral moments at the Barrett-Jackson events over the years. For instance, back in 2011, when he purchased a 1964 Ford Fairlane for charity at a cost of $700,000, only to give the car back to the man who donated it, Steve Davis, the president of Barrett-Jackson.
Now, the very auction that he has been a part of over the years has announced in a May 29 press release that they will be selling Pratte’s collection at the Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale 2015 auction, which will take place January 10-18.
“This is going to create excitement beyond anything we’ve ever seen,” said Steve Davis. “We have huge expectations for this auction.”
Included in his pristine collection are a number of vehicles, including Carroll Shelby’s personal vehicle (featured above) – the only 1966 Shelby Cobra Super Snake that remains today. This car last sold for a record $5.5 million.
The Ron Pratte Collection will add a large amount of cars and more than a thousand pieces of automobilia, making the 2015 Scottsdale auction an event for the ages. Be sure to stay with us for more information as it is released.
In the meantime, be sure to watch the video uploaded by SPEED on Jan. 16, 2012, covering the three cars from Pratte’s collection that were previously sold by Barrett-Jackson.