Barrett-Jackson’s Million Dollar Shelby GT500

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!

Looking at the non-charity cars, two Ford GT’s (both 2019 models) came in as the first and second highest sales in Houston at $1,028,500 and $990,000 respectively.

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.