Barrett Jackson 2017 attracted thousands of cars and fans. (Photo by Mike Mertes, AZ BIG Media)
Photos: 2017 Barrett-Jackson ends with a bang
The 46th year of Barrett-Jackson in Scottsdale totaled $102.4 million in sales in Scottsdale, consigning a total of 1,719 vehicles during the week of classic cars.
The Scottsdale auction was held from Jan. 14 to 22 at WestWorld of Scottsdale. This year’s auction broke 40 world auction sales records and raised $2.2 million for charity.
One of the charity car highlight sales was when rock star Steven Tyler sold his 2012 Hennessey Venom GT Spyder for $800,000 with all proceeds benefiting Janie’s Fund.
His car wasn’t the only stunning car at the auction. Take a look at these photos we took at the Barrett-Jackson auction this year:
Photos by Mike Mertes, AZ BIG Media
There were hundreds of rare and unique cars at Barrett-Jackson, including The Charlie Thomas Collection, which featured 146 vehicles that were sold for a collective $7.1 million. Some of the top vehicles in the collection include the 1970 Plymouth Superbird and a 1955 Mercedes-Benz 190SL Roadster.
The amount of collector cars, ranging from unforgettable classics to modern gems, was overwhelming. The auction had a large turnout this year with about 320,000 car lovers in attendance, including the many celebrity guests that attended such as Steven Tyler, Floyd Mayweather, Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Burt Reynolds.