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Barrett-Jackson 2016 Las Vegas

The Barrett Jackson auction is always a high-energy auction with some incredible cars crossing the auction block.  This year was no exception and this Cool Rides Online fan had a blast looking at what I consider to be one of the largest car shows around! There were muscle cars, antiques, unusual cars and some that you may never see again.

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I was wearing my Cool Rides Online shirt during the auction and took every opportunity to share my “Champs” business cards with anyone who would I got a chance to visit with.   I met a guy in the elevator on Friday that was selling his 1970 Orange 442 that was crossing the block on Saturday with no reserve.  He was nervous about that but his car sold for over $80,000.  That is one of the notable things about Barrett Jackson auction is that most, if not all, of the cars are sold at no reserve – which means if you did not get what you wanted for your car, it was sold anyway.

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Saturday is usually when the high dollar cars cross the block but each day of the auction was filled with high quality show cars.  A 2008 Viper, gold paint to honor Hurst 75-year anniversary went for $200,000.  When I saw a 1976 AMC Pacer scheduled for the Saturday show I must admit I was asking why.  The car broke the Auction record for the AMC pacers sold before at a price of $37,000… why you ask?  The Pacer was the original car that was in the movie Wayne’s World. Go figure.

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There was still an opportunity to get some good deals though….one was a 1984 Pontiac Fiero Pace Car with only 22000 miles for $5000…and a custom Van owned by Blake Shelton went for only $10,000 plus a Lincoln Mark VIII convertible that was owned by Jerry Lee Lewis went for $12,000;  so there were still some good deals left on the table.

The most expensive car crossing the block was a 1969 Mustang Boss 429 for over $350,000 and the second highest was also a Mustang, a 1967 Shelby GT 500 Super Snake.

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Some cars were just over the top, like the car that looked like it came from a Mad Max movie and a pink Stretch Mini Cooper limo with a whirlpool at the back,

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It was a fun auction for this Cool Ride Champ on the road.

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