DAY 7 SPECTACULAR: Friday is Fueled by First-Production and VIN 001s for Charity from America’s Top Automakers

Credit: Original article published by Barrett-Jackson.

It was cheers all around when VIN 001 of the 2021 Ford Mustang Mach 1 sold for $500,000 to benefit JDRF on Friday.

 

VIN 001 of the 2021 Ram 1500 TRX Launch Edition sold for $410,000 to benefit United Way for Southeastern Michigan.

Excitement continued to build through Friday at Barrett-Jackson, with the auction arena erupting on a number of occasions – particularly when three incredible first-production and VIN 001 vehicles took to the stage to raise funds for some great causes.

Ford Motor Company continued their long history of bringing VIN 001 vehicles to Barrett-Jackson to help others by bringing VIN 001 of the long-awaited 2021 Ford Mustang Mach 1. The limited-edition fastback sold for $500,000 to benefit JDRF, an organization that is leading the fight against type 1 diabetes.

The Ram TRX has been impressing auction-goers all week with its all-terrain toughness at the new Off-Road Experience, so it was no surprise that VIN 001 of the 2021 Ram 1500 TRX Launch Edition stirred up some bidding action on the auction block Friday. When the gavel fell, a winning bid of $410,000 took the brand-new truck home, with 100 percent of the sale going to United Way for Southeastern Michigan, earmarked for veterans and their families. The same worthy cause benefited from the sale of the first retail production 2020 Chevrolet Corvette convertible, a sleek black beauty that roared onto the stage and brought in another $400,000 for the important charity.

Another great charity moment: the first retail production 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible sold for $400,000, 100% of which goes to United Way of Southeastern Michigan.

Nearly 300 more collector cars made their way across the famous Barrett-Jackson auction block on Friday. Offerings from the 1950s and 1960s dominated the Top 10 of the day, with three from 1967 taking the top three spots: a Chevrolet Chevelle SS Convertible and a Ford Mustang Eleanor Tribute Edition – each of which sold for $242,000 – and a Chevrolet Corvette Custom Convertible that brought in $231,000. More than 20 new auction records were set during Friday’s auction as well, including a 2005 Ferrari F430 Spider that sold for $172,700 and a 1972 Chevrolet K10 Custom Pickup that went to its new home for $140,800.

The day began with some noteworthy sales during the Automobilia Auction, where neon and porcelain signs ruled the day. Taking top honors was an impressive Ford V8 single-sided neon sign from the 1930s, which sold for $80,500. A stunning authentic 1960s Ferrari porcelain dealership sign featuring the iconic prancing horse logo brought in $67,850, while a 1930s three-dimensional Shell neon porcelain sign went off to its new home for $57,500.

Fasten your seatbelts – we’re revving up for a Super Saturday that’s bound to be one for the history books. For a taste of what goes on at the event, check out the gallery below – and get your general admission tickets online today!

 

Lot #1072 – 1967 CHEVROLET CHEVELLE SS CONVERTIBLE – $242,000 – NEW RECORD SALE AT AUCTION

Lot #1077 – 1967 FORD MUSTANG ELEANOR TRIBUTE EDITION – $242,000

Lot #1117 – 1967 CHEVROLET CORVETTE CUSTOM CONVERTIBLE – $231,000

Lot #1021.1 – 1951 CHEVROLET 3100 CUSTOM PICKUP – $227,700 – NEW RECORD SALE AT AUCTION

Lot #1120 – 1968 CHEVROLET CORVETTE COPO CONVERTIBLE – $214,500

Lot #1062 – 1962 LINCOLN CONTINENTAL CUSTOM SEDAN – $211,200

Lot #1118 – 1968 FORD MUSTANG 428 CJR FASTBACK – $209,000

Lot #1081 – 1951 CHEVROLET 3100 CUSTOM PICKUP – $203,500

Lot #1017.1 – 1967 CHEVROLET CHEVY II NOVA SS – $198,000

Lot #1080 – 1954 FORD F-100 CUSTOM PICKUP – $198,000

Lot #1045.1 – 2005 FERRARI F430 SPIDER – $172,700 – NEW RECORD SALE AT AUCTION

Lot #1027 – 1972 CHEVROLET K10 CUSTOM PICKUP – $140,800 – NEW RECORD SALE AT AUCTION

Lot #1027.1 – 1972 GMC JIMMY CUSTOM SUV – $115,500 – NEW RECORD SALE AT AUCTION

Lot #1025 – 1957 FORD RANCH WAGON CUSTOM STATION WAGON FROM THE LARRY WINKLER COLLECTION – $104,500 – NEW RECORD SALE AT AUCTION

Lot #1022.1 – 1952 DODGE POWER WAGON PICKUP – $121,000 – NEW RECORD SALE AT AUCTION

Lot #990.1 – 1973 TOYOTA LAND CRUISER FJ45 PICKUP – $110,000 – NEW RECORD SALE AT AUCTION

FENDER CUSTOM SHOP DIRECTOR AND PRINCIPAL MASTER BUILDER RON THORN HOLDS A CUSTOM 1969 FENDER STRATOCASTER THAT SOLD WITH THE BARRETT-JACKSON BUILDS 1969 FORD MUSTANG FENDER CUSTOM FASTBACK FOR $148,500.

ANT ANSTEAD WITH HIS 1938 ALFA ROMEO ALFETTA 158 RE-CREATION, WHICH SOLD FOR $110,000.

CRAIG JACKSON, HENDRICK MOTORSPORTS’ DALE LEDBETTER, UNITED WAY OF SOUTHEASTERN MICHIGAN’S SHELLY WATTS AND GM’S SEAN FINEGAN CELEBRATE THE $400,000 SALE OF THE FIRST RETAIL PRODUCTION 2020 C8 CORVETTE CONVERTIBLE.

Lot #9397 – 1930S FORD V8 NEON PORCELAIN SIGN – $80,500

Lot #9351 – 1960S FERRARI AUTOMOBILES PORCELAIN SIGN – $67,850

Lot #9398.1 – 1930S SHELL OIL THREE-DIMENSIONAL NEON PORCELAIN SIGN – $57,500

Lot #9398 – 1950S TEXACO OIL PORCELAIN SIGN WITH ANIMATED NEON – $52,900

Lot #9390 – 1920s FRY “MAE WEST” VISIBLE GAS PUMP (RIGHT) – $36,800

Lot #9396.1 – 1940S FORD AUTHORIZED SERVICE NEON PORCELAIN ARROW SIGN – $28,750

Lot #9388.3 – 1926 POLLY OIL GILBERT AND BARKER MODEL #178 VISIBLE GAS PUMP – $24,150

Lot #9394.1 – 1960S GULF OIL PORCELAIN WITH ANIMATED NEON SIGN – $21,850

Lot #9394 – 1952 MOBILGAS SOCONY-VACUUM PORCELAIN WITH NEON SIGN – $20,700

Lot #9393.4 – 1950S PIGGLY WIGGLY NEON PORCELAIN MARQUEE SIGN – $19,550

Lot #9396 – LARGE 1950S PHILLIPS 66 PORCELAIN WITH NEON SIGN – $19,550

Lot #9377.2 – VINTAGE RONALD MCDONALD THREE-DIMENSIONAL STATUE

CRAIG JACKSON AT THE FORD DISPLAY ON THURSDAY TO TALK ABOUT THE VIN 001 BRONCO HEADED TO THE AUCTION BLOCK FOR CHARITY ON SATURDAY.

FRIDAY WAS “RAM TRX DAY” AT BARRETT-JACKSON, AND RAM BRAND CEO MIKE KOVAL JR. KICKED THINGS OFF BY HAMMERING THE FIRST CAR SOLD.

BIDDING ON THE RAM TRX GOT INTENSE!

STEVE DAVIS AND CRAIG JACKSON WITH THE HISTORY CHANNEL’S CHRISTIAN MURPHY.

CRAIG JACKSON CHATS WITH LONGTIME SPONSOR BARRY MEGUIAR (RIGHT) AND GEORGE DIAZ OF MEGUIAR’S.