An astonishing 1948 Tucker Torpedo (Lot #5008) from the Ron Pratte Collection, one of only 51 ever made, was the top selling vehicle, garnering $2.915 million; a world record for the sale of a Tucker. Following the Tucker in top sales was an ethereal 1947 Bentley Mark VI Coachworks by Franay (Lot #5005) with a sale price of $2.75 million. Rounding out the top three was a breathtaking 1954 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing with only 4,159 original miles—the lowest mileage model known to exist. This exceptional Mercedes also represents a world-record for the highest-selling price for a steel-bodied 300SL Gullwing model. All three vehicles sold on Saturday, Jan. 21 and were part of the new Barrett-Jackson Salon Offering Collection, a selection of ultra-rare and highly-sought classic cars.
“Barrett-Jackson has an unparalleled reputation for success, which is why I chose to sell my collection with the company. From beginning to end, the Barrett-Jackson team made the entire experience enjoyable, if you can believe it, surpassing my standards both on and off the auction block. There is no better place to sell your cars than Barrett-Jackson.”
- Victor Gomez, Notable Collector
“I’ve sold and bought cars with many notable auction houses, but Barrett-Jackson is the biggest and the best
in the business. The thrill of buying and selling under their auction tent is unparalleled. I started my collection at Barrett-Jackson with a 1955 Thunderbird. Ten years and over a hundred cars later, I’m still hooked and keep coming back for more. There’s nothing like it.”