From Our Archive
This story was published before Summer 2021, when we launched our new digital experience.

The Barrett-Jackson Car Auction Revs Up in Scottsdale


Courtesy Barrett-Jackson

As any serious car collector can tell you, the place to be in January is Scottsdale, Arizona. Every year the city plays host to the Barrett-Jackson auction—the highlight of the winter auto circuit—where thousands of people gather to see and bid on a treasure trove of historic vehicles. Among last year’s sales: a controversial 1963 Pontiac Bonneville ambulance said to have carried John F. Kennedy’s casket from the Bethesda Naval Hospital to the U.S. Capitol and Sylvester Stallone’s 1956 Ford F-100 pickup.

This year’s auction, running January 15–22, will have its own headliners. Among the not-to-be-missed? A red 1954 Desoto Adventurer II Coupe that originally belonged to King Mohammed V of Morocco and a 1928 Daimler P.1.50 Vee Front Royal Limousine, the largest British car ever built. barrett-jackson.com

Newsletter

Let’s Keep in Touch

Subscribe to our newsletter

Come On In

U.S. issued American Express Platinum Card® and Centurion® Members, enter the first six digits of your card number to access your complimentary subscription.

Learn about membership.