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    1970 Plymouth HEMI Superbird Brings Over $1.5 Million At Barrett-Jackson Vegas

    Barrett-Jackson Vegas is a wrap and it's one for the record books. The auction wrapped up with Super Saturday on July 2nd,  a day headlined by the sale of a 1970 Plymouth HEMI Superbird that sold for a world auction record-setting $1.65 million (including the buyers fee). 

    I was watching when the Superbird sold.  It was interesting to say the least.  The bidding got to $1,000,000 pretty rapidly, and suddenly one bidder upped it to $1,500,000.  It was clear he didn’t want to be outbid. 

    1970-Plymouth-HEMI-Superbird-credit-barrett-jackson-11970 Plymouth HEMI Superbird Credit: Barrett-Jackson.

    In total, Barrett-Jackson says 663 vehicles sold with No Reserve for over $48.2 million, while 279 pieces of automobilia brought in over $869,000, bringing the total auction sales to more than $49.1 million, a Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas Auction record, with a 100-percent sell-through rate and over 40 world record auction sales achieved.

    Here's a look at the top 10 non-charity vehicles and what they sold for:

    1. 1970 Plymouth HEMI Superbird (Lot #734) – $1,650,000
    2. 1963 Chevrolet Corvette 327/360 Z06 Split-Window Coupe (Lot #733) – $566,500
    3. 1958 Chevrolet Corvette Custom Topless Roadster (Lot #748) – $550,000
    4. 1971 Plymouth HEMI ’Cuda (Lot #752) – $550,000
    5. 1970 Plymouth HEMI ’Cuda (Lot #734.1) – $517,000
    6. 1941 Cadillac Series 62 Custom Convertible (Lot #753) – $385,000
    7. 1970 Dodge HEMI Challenger RT/SE (Lot #730) – $379,500
    8. Jason “Captain America” Britton’s 2009 Mercedes-Benz SL65 AMG Black Series (Lot #745) – $335,500
    9. 1958 Chevrolet Corvette Custom Topless Roadster (Lot #738) – $330,000
    10. 1967 Ford Mustang Eleanor Tribute Edition (Lot #750) – $330,000

    Super Saturday Star Power


    Super Saturday brought out its share of stars.  Gabriel “Fluffy” Iglesias drove his 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon on the block where it sold for $154,000 and a 2015 Chevrolet Camaro Trans Am Bandit Edition which sold for $167,200. Aaron Shelby made an appearance for the sale of a 1999 Shelby Series 1 Convertible, a car designed from the ground up by his grandfather, Carroll Shelby.

    One of the most-talked-about “star cars” – a factory custom 2022 Chevrolet Corvette 3LT convertible is VIN 001 and was factory customized for Paul Stanley, the founder and guitarist for KISS.  It sold for a price of $198,000. Jason “Captain America” Britton’s 2009 Mercedes-Benz SL65 AMG Black Series also crossed the block for $335,500.

    World Records


    Barrett-Jackson says more than 20 record auction sales were set on Super Saturday, including a 1981 DeLorean DMC-12 “Mr. Fusion Time Machine” Re-creation – which sold for $170,500. A 1951 International Metro “Snap-On Tools” Display Van Re-creation set a new a new auction world record selling for $192,500. The 2022 GMC Hummer EV Edition 1 pickup also set a new auction world record with its $324,500.00 sale. Barrett Jackson also ays the sale of an Electro-Mod 1997 Porsche 911 Carrera Custom Electric Cabriolet signals a new market of collectibles.

    Charity Vehicles


    Barrett-Jackson Vegas raised $650,000 for charity from the sale of two vehicles. A 2023 Cadillac Escalade-V First Production VIN 001 (Lot #3000) raised $525,000 benefitting the Pensole Lewis College of Business and Design.

    2023 Cadillac Escalade-V-at-Barrett-Jackson-credit-cadiillacPre-production model shown. Actual production model may vary. Available Summer 2022. Credit: Cadillac.

    Barrett-Jackson VIP Dan Snyder placed the winning $500,000 bid and fellow VIP Michelle Mauzy generously donated another $25,000 to the cause. 

    “Cadillac champions big dreams and bold ambitions, and we are thrilled with this auction result,” said Global Cadillac Vice President Rory Harvey. “We are grateful to Barrett-Jackson for providing a platform that will help make a difference for the next generation of creatives in Cadillac’s hometown of Detroit.”

    A 2022 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon 392 crossed the block on Saturday with 100 percent of the $125,000 hammer price benefiting Ronald McDonald House Charities of Detroit.  

    Houston 2022

    Barrett-Jackson is now accepting consignments for the 2022 Houston Auction which takes place from October 20-22, 2022. 

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