Million Dollar Shelby
A charity vehicle had bidders and auction-goers alike on their feet Saturday afternoon at the 2022 Houston Auction for Barrett-Jackson. In light of the recent devastation caused by Hurricane Ian, a generously donated 2022 Ford Shelby GT500 Heritage Edition was auctioned with the proceeds going to aid relief efforts. 100% of the sale price went directly to the Florida Disaster Fund. After the initial sale it was re-donated by the winning bidder to be sold a second time with the additional proceeds also going to the Florida Disaster Fund along with other audience donations. Altogether, $1,000,938 was raised for the charity!
There was plenty of action in addition to the GTs and the charitable moment, with several records set and many noteworthy sales. Among the top sales was a 2006 Ford GT for $429,000 followed by Jeff Hayes’ 1967 Chevrolet Corvette custom convertible for $379,500; a 2003 Hummer H1 Predator custom SUV for $323,400; and a 2008 Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren roadster for $302,500. Other top sellers of the day, such as the 1968 Ford Mustang Eleanor Tribute Edition that brought in $275,000 and a 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle SS LS6 which sold for $225,500 showed that Resto-Mods and original muscle continues to command attention at auction.
More than 10 record auction sales were set on this spectacular Saturday, including, a 2000 AM General Hummer H1 Predator that crossed the block for $126,500 and a 1968 Ford F-250 custom pickup that sold for $121,000.
In the memorabilia part of the sale, a Ford Mustang 5-cent kiddie ride set a remarkable price of $51,750. Gas pumps and neon lit up the automobilia auction block with the sale of a 1928 Ford Wayne Model 515 visible gas pump that brought in $41,400 and a stunning early 1950s GM Chevrolet Oldsmobile porcelain sign with animated neon which sold for $23,000.
Another unique gas pump that secured a top sale was a 1930s Gilmore Oil Tokheim Model #850 clock-face gas pump selling for $24,150. These high prices showed that memorabilia is still in demand by today’s collectors!
All in, Barrett-Jackson’s return to Texas was a huge success. We’re looking forward to seeing what Scottsdale brings in January especially with the influence of IMG, the new partner in Barrett-Jackson.