The 2013 Barrett Jackson Scottsdale auction hit a new high after organizers announced that the car auction generated almost $109 million in sales, a figure that represents a 17-percent increase from their 2012 numbers.
All in all, 1,343 cars were sold, generating a sum total of $108,766,069. Of those numbers, 21 charity cars were sold for $5,005,000.
The closest the auction came to this number was back in 2007. In addition to that staggering total, the event also attracted a record attendance that was made even more impressive by the unusually cold temperatures during the weekend. In total, over 300,000 people attended the event, proving that when it comes to auctioning off classic vehicles, there’s no such thing as an economic recession.
The 2013 Scottsdale auction also set two world records, including posting the largest number of “No Reserve” vehicles offered at one auction and the largest-ever Barrett-Jackson auction measured by the number of cars sold.
Suffice to say, the auction was a resounding success for Barrett-Jackson. You don’t stumble into $109 million over one weekend. You have to be good at what you do to hit that number. It sure helped that a lot of the cars auctioned off generated varying levels of bidding wars, but in the end, give credit to Barrett-Jackson for putting the whole thing together.