12 Crazy Cars from 2019 Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas
There’s truly something for everyone at a Barrett-Jackson auction. Nearly 700 vehicles pushed across the auction block in Las Vegas last weekend in front of thousands of people with one hand on their wallet, the other on their drink. With each car No Reserve, every car sold. This meant bargains were plentiful, and a total of $33.3 million dollars changed hands.
There’s always an eclectic collection at a Barrett-Jackson auction, so it’s difficult to select a mere dozen or so examples we thought you’d enjoy – but we did our best. So without further ado, here’s some of our favorite lots from the 2019 Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas auction.
1. 2018 Penske Ford Fusion NASCAR Cup Series Car
This is the No.2 Ford Fusion NASCAR Cup Series Car campaigned by Team Penske and raced to victory by Brad Keselowski at the 2018 Darlington Raceway event. Sporting the classic black/gold throwback MGD livery of the Rusty Wallace years, this car scored the first win for Penske at Darlington since 1975. Roger Penske himself was there to see the car off, with 100% of the proceeds going to Driving Hope for Others charity.
SOLD FOR $250,000
2. & 3. 2006 / 2017 Ford GT Heritage Editions
This 2017 Ford GT tribute to the 1966 Le Mans-winning GT40 features several stylistic paint nods to the vintage racer in addition to an exposed carbon fiber package and 20” one-piece forged aluminum wheels in a gold satin clear coat with black lug nuts. With less than 30 miles on the car, the car was brand-new and ready for its lucky winner.
SOLD FOR $1,540,000
Accompanying the ’17 GT Heritage, was its predecessor, the 2006 Ford GT Heritage. This generation looks more like the original GT40 of the two, plus the car features the iconic blue and orange Gulf Racing livery of the late 60s racer, and has only 4,932 miles on the odometer.
SOLD FOR $324,500
4. 2012 Ford Mustang Cobra Jet
One of only 50 built by Ford Racing, this Cobra Jet Mustang is ready for the drag strip out of the box. Features a 5.4L supercharged V8 engine mated to an automatic gearbox. It’s capable of beating the Bugatti Veyron’s rocket-like acceleration, posting a 0-60 time of 1.52 seconds, and 0-100 in just 3.26 seconds. This particular example has never been used on the track, only stored in a garage. So maybe the next owner will get to experience its true potential.
SOLD FOR $52,800
5. 2007 Robert Yates Racing Ford Fusion NASCAR Cup Car
This Roberts Yates Racing NASCAR Cup Car campaigned from 2006-07 by Hall of Famers Dale Jarrett (in UPS livery) and Ricky Rudd (in the present Snickers livery). This was the final year Yates built their cars in house before selling the team ownership. Included with the car was documentation including the car setups for its races, a team uniform, and the stats pertaining to the car.
SOLD FOR $28,600
6. 2008 Honda S2000
You may be surprised to see an S2000 amongst these race cars and other unique vehicles, but this has a unique story in itself. The car was kept as part of American Honda’s museum collection in Ohio, before raffling it away to an employee. Everything down to the tires were original and it’s been garaged ever since. As a result, the car only has 2,045 miles and is the closest you can get to buying a brand-new Honda S2000 today.
SOLD FOR $47,300
7. 1992 Chevrolet Lumina Z34 Dale Earnhardt Edition
This Dale Earnhardt Edition Lumina is one of only 25 produced by Earnhardt’s Newton, North Carolina dealership back in ’92. This particular example is the last one built. The car Is powered by a 200hp 3.4L twin-cam V6 mated to a 5-speed manual transmission. Along with all the Earnhardt aesthetic goodies, it also includes the original invoice signed by The Intimidator himself. There’s only a little over 1,000 miles on the odometer, so there’s plenty of door banging life left in it.
SOLD FOR $11,550
8. 1970 Volkswagen Kombi
This Volkswagen bus has been everywhere, man. From 1970 to 1987, this right-hand-drive Kombi travelled to over 100 different countries (listed on the sides of vehicle), shipped 68 times, and accumulated 380,000 documented overland miles. Let’s hope the new owner only adds to its illustrious history.
SOLD FOR $9,020
9. 1969 AMC Javelin Trans Am Race Car
This AMC Javelin wasn’t part of the auction itself, but being a displayed racecar, it’s going on this list. It’s actually owned by Craig Jackson, the CEO of the company that bears his name. Raced by USAC Champion and multiple Indy 500 driver Jerry Grant in Trans Am before Roger Penske used it as a development car. Jackson races this car regularly, and has the historic racing stickers to prove it.
10. 1972 Ford Bronco Baja Stroppe Re-Creation
Back in the late 60s/early 70s the Bronco ruled off-road racing. Racer Bill Stroppe built a racing-modified Bronco, dubbed the “Baja Bronco” – purpose built for taking on the famed Baja California race. Stroppe, along with racing legend Parnelli Jones, won both the Baja 1000 and Baja 500 by 1971. As a result, Ford worked with Stroppe to produce limited-edition Baja Broncos commemorating these victories. This particular Bronco isn’t an original Baja Bronco, but it’s been restored from the ground up and faithfully re-created to look like one. You’ve got to love the trademark paint job!
SOLD FOR $42,900
11. 2015(?) Ford GT “X1” Race Car
This is another vehicle not up for sale during the auction, but still cool to see in person. A placard sat next to the car simply reading, “X1 Race Car used for testing by Ford’s Le Mans Winning Team”, so unfortunately, we don’t have many details about the car itself. The Ford GT won the 2016 Le Mans race, beating Ferrari on the 50th anniversary of their first Le Mans triumph.
12. 2008 Ford Mustang GT Saleen Dan Gurney Edition
This special-edition Saleen Mustang features a supercharged 4.6L V8 that produces 465hp with a 5-speed manual transmission. Saleen built only 300 of these limited-edition Mustang Gurney Editions, and only 100 feature this paint scheme that harkens back to Gurney’s 1969 Trans Am car. The dash has Gurney’s autograph on it, and the car comes fully equipped with all sorts of performance goodies. Plus, there’s plenty of Gurney Eagle logos to be found both externally and internally.
SOLD FOR $28,600
Which car would you want to take home from the 2019 Barrett-Jackson auction? Let us know in the comments section below!