A MIGHTY FRIDAY: Day Two at Barrett-Jackson Houston Shines with Little Red and More Record Sales

Credit: Original article published by Barrett-Jackson.

 

At the Little Red/Shelby event on Friday in the Ford exhibit: Craig Jackson with (from left) Jason Billups of Billups Classic Cars; Kash Singh, Global Ford Performance Enthusiast Marketing Manager; and Aaron Shelby, Carroll Shelby’s grandson and co-president of the Carroll Shelby Foundation.

As many Barrett-Jackson fans know, the auction itself is just one part of what happens around the massive event site each day.

On Friday in the Ford Motor Company booth there was a very special presentation of two historically significant vehicles from 1967 – Craig Jackson’s fabled “lost” Ford Shelby GT500 known as “Little Red” and the only Shelby GT500 convertible built that year – marking the first time the two big-block concept cars have ever been displayed side by side. Both Jackson and Aaron Shelby (Carroll Shelby’s grandson) were on hand to honor the legacy these cars represent.

Onstage in the morning, the auction block was illuminated by colorful blinking neon signs, pristine restored gas pumps and globes, vintage porcelain and tin signs, soda collectibles and more nostalgic pieces of our past.

Friday’s top seller: a 1967 Ford Mustang Eleanor Tribute Edition, which brought in $330,000.

From tractors and Toyotas to Mustangs and Maseratis, Friday’s Collector Car Auction offered a little something for everyone! Topping the list for the day was a 1967 Ford Mustang Eleanor Tribute Edition, which sold for $330,000, while two Chevrolet Camaros – one a custom from 1968 and the other an original SS from 1969 – as well as a custom 1966 Chevrolet Impala SS were also among the top sellers on Friday.

The day also saw more record sales, including a 1977 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme Convertible, a custom 1986 Ford Bronco and a 2018 Alfa Romeo 4C Spider.

The star of the day at the Automobilia Auction on Friday was an impeccable Flying A Service animated neon porcelain sign from the 1940s/50s, which sold for a whopping $77,050.

Neon signs had a big day at Friday’s Automobilia Auction, with a Flying A Service example (left) taking top honors with a sale price of $77,050, a Westinghouse Appliances sign from the 1940s/50s (center) selling for $12,650, and a late 1950s/early ’60s Texaco Oil neon brought in $28,750.

Also among the top automobilia sellers for the day was a late 1950s/early 1960s Texaco Oil neon porcelain sign ($28,750), as well as a beautifully restored Mobil Oil gas pump from the 1950s ($25,300). In the “not something you see everyday” category was an all-original, museum-quality coin-operated Cracker Jack dispenser, which went to its new home for $11,500.

Fasten your seatbelts, because the best is yet to come: Be sure to get your tickets today for Super Saturday! In addition to all there is to do and see around the auction site at NRG Center (including the complimentary Thrill Rides and Hot Laps in the latest vehicles from Ford, Chevrolet, Dodge and Toyota), the action in auction arena itself will be electrifying with some amazing rides – including the 1979 Porsche 928 used in the movie “Risky Business,” Sir Stirling Moss’ 1966 Shelby GT350, two stunning 2019 Ford GTs, some incredible examples of American muscle cars and stunning custom pickups and SUVs – crossing the block.

For a taste of what you’ll be able to see and do at the Barrett-Jackson Houston Auction, which concludes tomorrow at NRG Center, check out the video below – as well as the photo gallery of highlights of today’s sales and activities around the site.

Lot #443 – 1967 FORD MUSTANG ELEANOR TRIBUTE EDITION – $330,000

Lot #442.1 – 1968 CHEVROLET CAMARO CUSTOM COUPE – $132,000

Lot #426 – 1966 CHEVROLET IMPALA SS CUSTOM HARDTOP – $102,300

Lot #461 – 1969 CHEVROLET CAMARO SS – $97,900

Lot #454 – 1972 CHEVROLET K5 BLAZER CUSTOM SUV – $93,500

Lot #446.1 – 1969 PLYMOUTH ROAD RUNNER CONVERTIBLE – $84,700

Lot #416 – 1956 FORD F-100 CUSTOM PICKUP – $82,500

Lot #444 – 1957 CHEVROLET BEL AIR CUSTOM COUPE – $82,500

Lot #460 – 1960 WILLYS CUSTOM WAGON – $82,500 – NEW RECORD SALE AT AUCTION

Lot #447 – 1967 CHEVROLET CORVETTE 327/350 – $80,300

Lot #371 – 1971 OLDSMOBILE CUTLASS SUPREME CONVERTIBLE – $77,000 – NEW RECORD SALE AT AUCTION

Lot #368 – 1966 OLDSMOBILE F-85 HOLIDAY COUPE – $47,300 – NEW RECORD SALE AT AUCTION

Lot #435 – 1986 FORD BRONCO CUSTOM SUV – $60,500 – NEW RECORD SALE AT AUCTION

Lot #441 – 2017 ALFA ROMEO 4C SPIDER – $79,200 – NEW RECORD SALE AT AUCTION

Lot #7298.1 – LARGE LATE 1950S CHEVROLET OK USED CARS PORCELAIN WITH NEON SIGN – $19,550

Lot #7292.3 – LARGE SUNOCO OIL NEON SIGN – $17,250

Lot #7293 – 1950S INTERNATIONAL HARVESTER NEON PORCELAIN SIGN – $17,250

AMONG THE TOP 10 SALES IN FRIDAY’S AUTOMOBILIA AUCTION WERE TWO MOBIL OIL GAS PUMPS – AN EXAMPLE FROM THE 1950S (FAR LEFT) THAT SOLD FOR $25,300 AND ANOTHER EXAMPLE FROM THE 1940S THAT BROUGHT IN $16,675.

Lot #7298 – 1940-50S BUICK LUBRICARE NEON PORCELAIN SIGN – $13,800

Lot #7285 – 1929 TEXACO OIL SKY CHIEF GASOLINE WAYNE 615 VISIBLE GAS PUMP (LEFT) – $13,225

Lot #7262 – 1940S-50S COIN-OPERATED CRACKER JACK DISPENSER (RIGHT) – $11,500

CHRISTIAN MURPHY OF FYI (RIGHT) INTERVIEWS STEVE DAVIS AND CRAIG JACKSON AT THE START OF FRIDAY’S LIVE TV BROADCAST.

NOTHING BEATS CELEBRATING YOUR 40TH BIRTHDAY THAN HAVING THE WINNING BID ON A 2007 BENTLEY CONTINENTAL GT!

SHOPPING FOR JEWELRY IN THE EXHIBITOR MARKETPLACE.