Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas 2022 Results
Barrett-Jackson’s Las Vegas Auction gave viewers a chance to see more than 650 vehicles cross the block. They ranged from concours-level restorations to impressive resto-mods and some more modern performance cars. The Top Ten most expensive cars at Barrett-Jackson’s Las Vegas sale seemed to be comprised of a bit of everything, ranging from customized Corvettes to an SL65 AMG Black Series, plenty of muscle, and a very limited production first-year C2 Z06.
Top Ten Most Expensive Cars from Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas
A very impressive example of the purebred Superbird, this is equipped with a TorqueFlite automatic transmission and power steering and brakes. A very well maintained car that we’re certain will be enjoyed by its new owner.
Only 199 examples of the Z06 Split-Window Coupe were built for 1963 and this one rocks its matching numbers engine and matching numbers M20 four-speed transmission. A body-off restoration was completed in 2019 and since that time it’s won multiple awards and is Bloomington Gold Certified. Honestly, nothing to complain about on this Corvette!
Very much a resto-mod, this is ’58 Corvette houses a 7.0L LS7 V8 that’s paired to a Supermatic 4L75E transmission. Loads more power than a normal ’58 Corvette! Having said that, if you don’t notice the wheels and the hood isn’t open, this might not jump out as much of a resto-mod to the untrained eye and we like the understated style of this Corvette.
Matching the price of the ’58 Corvette, this 1971 Plymouth Hemi ‘Cuda underwent a complete rotisserie restoration and is one of only 59 four-speed cars built. It still rocks its original 426/425 Hemi V8 and retains the original fender tag and build sheet.
Finished in a classic green, this Hemi ‘Cuda is powered by its matching numbers 426 ci Hemi V8 and four-speed manual transmission. It was equipped with power disc brakes and the very stylish Shaker hood. Something about Vegas was calling out to the Mopar collectors!
This car was… different. Generally we’ll see resto-mods based on C1 Corvettes or early Fords, but hardly ever ones based on a 1941 Cadillac and that makes this car even more exciting. Powered by a 6.2L V8 LT4 Supercharged engine putting out 640 hp, it’s driven through an 8-speed 8L90-E automatic transmission. We’re not likely to see another pre-war Cadillac resto-mod anytime soon so it was a pleasure to see this one set a new world record auction price.
This Challenger RT/SE still has its original fender tag and is one of only 22 examples built. It has pretty much every option a fan of the Challenger might want – power steering, power brakes, super TrackPak, power windows, AM/FM radio and more. A 426 ci Hemi V8 sits under the hood and is paired with a four-speed manual to deliver the ultimate in a Dodge Challenger from 1970.
Not as exciting as a more recent AMG GT might be, this still has the quality of any other AMG car with a hand-assembled 6L twin-turbocharged V12 – that’s right, 12 cylinders – and a paddle-shifted five-speed automatic transmission. Originally finished in black with a black leather interior, it currently sits in a Matte Green wrap. Only 350 of these were produced and this one shows nicely with only 12,476 miles.
This ’58 Corvette comes from Weavers Customs and is powered by a 6.2L crate engine from GM with a four-speed automatic transmission. Whoever was looking for a custom, resto-mod Corvette definitely walked away happy with this car.
We’ve seen lots of tributes to “Eleanor” but this one is officially-licensed and certified to call itself an Eleanor Tribute Edition. A 5L Ford Performance Coyote V8 sits under the hood and is paired with a TKO 600 six-speed manual transmission. It even has an official “Eleanor” VIN plate! Doesn’t seem like it gets much better than this for any collector looking for their own Eleanor.