The Barrett Jackson auction has been connecting enthusiasts and collectors with awe-inspiring cars since 1972. Everything from performance muscle cars to luxurious touring sedans grace their stages. The coolest cars feature impressive engine packages, extravagant interiors and rich histories unrivaled by competitors. Here are the three coolest cars ever auctioned by Barrett Jackson.
One pull for high selling prices is the rarity of the vehicle. Nothing gives a vehicle the rare status more than a limited production run, or only a few surviving specimens left over the years. The 1935 Rolls Royce Phantom II meets both of those specifications since there are only 19 of these coupes left in the world. In 2007, this vehicle stood on the stage while bids rolled in from left and right until reaching the final sales price of nearly half a million dollars.
The no reserve auctions attract a lot of attention from buyers who want to snag a great deal. The 1966 Shelby Cobra 427, lovingly known as the Super Snake, definitely caught the attention of dreamers from all around for this very reason. However, the bidding war began low, only to climb to more than $5.5 million in the end. Even at the fabled 800 horsepower rating, that’s about $7,000 per precious pony. Along with all of that horsepower, the buyer netted a ton of nostalgia and tradition by picking up this vehicle.
If you want to talk about history, check out the original Batmobile that rolled through the Barrett Jackson stages in early 2013. This iconic car was built on the Lincoln Futura concept commissioned in 1955. The rarity of the original platform likely drove up the price of this famous build even further to a cool $4.6 million. If all went to plan, The Bat’s ride now sits in a collector’s living room somewhere near Phoenix, Ariz.
With the sheer number of powerful vehicles and collector cars running through these auctions, you are bound to see something even cooler roll through eventually. For now, bask in the glory of these vehicles and let your imagination run wild. After all, that is a big part of the fun when watching Barrett Jackson auction.
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