Barrett-Jackson's Scottsdale auction realises an outstanding $29.2m

Barrett-Jackson's 5000 Series auction at the Scottsdale event this weekend (January 19-20) saw impressive results, as the leading classic car auction house offered its finest consignments.

Talbot-Lago T-26 Scottsdale
One of just 30 Talbot-Lago T-26s Grand Sports ever built, and one of only eight with the short chassis

In a release, the auction house stated that the sale generated more than $29.2m, with bids led by the $4.6m Batmobile.

Clark Gable's 1955 Mercedez-Benz 300SL Gullwing provided the second highest selling lot, and the auction house also saw two new auction records. The 1947 Talbot-Lago T-26 Grand Sport set a new world record for the model at $2m, while the 1956 Chrysler Diablo Concept Convertible became the world's most valuable Chrysler concept car at $1.3m.

According to the auction house, "it was clear from the cheers of the crowd and the final sales price that both cars showed strong results, signifying a rise in the collector car market".

Chrysler Diablo Cocept Convertible
The Chrysler is over 21 feet long and is one of the most important American concept cars ever made

Also starring in the top sales list is the 1934 Duesenberg J Murphy LWB Custom Beverly Sedan - a spectacular machine that sold for $1.4m. Following this was the 1971 Plymouth Hemi 'Cuda Convertible, which realised $1.3m.

President of Barrett-Jackson, Steve Davis commented: "The vehicles that sold at Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale this year were among some of the most exquisite cars I've ever seen and the experience is something I'll remember for years to come."

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