AUTOMOTIVE DÉCOR: Top-Selling Automobilia Items at the Inaugural Houston Auction

Credit: Original article published by Barrett-Jackson.

 

 

At the start of every auction, before the cars rumble in the staging lanes, the auction chant begins to sing out over the speakers. The rhythmic hymn highlights a world-class range of automotive memorabilia making its way across the block. Automobilia has been an important part of Barrett-Jackson for nearly two decades, starting each morning with authentic and rare items perfect for any garage or “man cave.” At Barrett-Jackson’s inaugural Houston Auction, 279 pieces crossed the block with No Reserve, selling for a total of more than $1 million. Everything from vintage gas pumps to neon dealership signs made an appearance, making Barrett-Jackson’s Lone Star State debut the most successful non-Scottsdale Automobilia Auction in the company’s history. Click through the best-sellers in the gallery below for a colorful and nostalgic journey into our motoring past.

 

#1 – LOT #7297 – 1940S-50S FLYING A SERVICE PORCELAIN WITH ANIMATED NEON SIGN – $77,050

#2 – LOT #8299 – 1950S MOBILOIL PEGASUS LEFT-FACING PORCELAIN WITH ANIMATED NEON SIGN – $69,000

#3 – LOT #8295 – 1940S-50S CESSNA AIRPLANES AUTHORIZED SERVICE NEON PORCELAIN SIGN – $57,500

#4 – LOT #8297 – 1930S FORD V8 NEON PORCELAIN SIGN – $46,000

#5 – LOT #8282.1 (RIGHT) – 1929 TEXACO FIRE CHIEF GASOLINE WAYNE 615 VISIBLE GAS PUMP – $34,500

#6 – LOT #8281.1 – MID-1950S POLLY OIL FUEL ISLAND – $29,900

#7 – LOT #7299 – LATE 1950S-EARLY ’60S TEXACO OIL NEON PORCELAIN SIGN – $28,750

#8 – LOT #7274 (LEFT) – 1950S MOBIL OIL WAYNE 100 GAS PUMP – $25,300

#9 (TIE) – LOT #8271 – LATE 1950S-EARLY ’60S PENNZOIL WAYNE 505 GAS PUMP – $23,000

#9 (TIE) – LOT #8291 – HUGE 1950S LONE STAR GAS COMPANY NEON PORCELAIN SIGN – $23,000

#10 (TIE) – LOT #7298.1 – LARGE LATE 1950S CHEVROLET OK USED CARS PORCELAIN WITH NEON SIGN – $19,550

#10 (TIE) – LOT #8294 – LATE 1950S GLOBE OIL PORCELAIN WITH NEON SIGN – $19,550