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.
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".
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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