MONDAY ON THE MOVE: Auction Cars and Automobilia Start Crossing the Block in Scottsdale

One of the first vehicles to cross the block on Monday in front of a full house.

Excitement filled the arena on Day 3 of the 2023 Scottsdale Auction when the first winning bid echoed across the auction pavilion after two Preview Days and the annual Opening Night Gala, which officially celebrated the beginning of Auction Week at Barrett-Jackson.

The action began shortly after gates opened with the Barrett-Jackson Automobilia Auction. This popular daily event shines the spotlight on one-of-kind automotive collectibles that range from vintage toys to antique gas pumps, glowing neon signs, vending machines and more.

Among the memorabilia and automobilia heading to new homes, the day’s top seller was Lot #7496.1, a vintage Standard Oil porcelain sign with animated neon, which sold for $34,500. Rounding out the Top 3 were Lot #7491.1, a vintage large Quaker State tin sign with neon and Lot #7487, a 1920 Hayes Independent Oil visible gas pump, which sold for $28,750 and $25,300, respectively. The Automobilia Auction will continue each morning throughout the 2023 Scottsdale Auction, and all Lots can be previewed online or in the Automobilia area adjacent to the main auction stage.

Collector cars powered the afternoon, as bidders and enthusiasts filled the arena to view and bid on a diverse array of vintage and modern-day vehicles, all selling with No Reserve. The excitement began with Patrick Lauder, the anthem singer emeritus of the Arizona Coyotes NHL team, singing the national anthem prior to Barrett-Jackson’s debut of several new elements on the auction block, including new LED screens. Monday’s docket featured nearly 100 vehicles that represented decades of automotive history, ranging from a Ford Model T to a Pontiac Firebird. The top-selling vehicle of the day was Lot #77, a 1971 Plymouth ‘Cuda, that sold for $110,000 followed by Lot #75, a 1957 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz convertible that sold for $91,300 and Lot #74, a 1959 Chevrolet Impala custom coupe that sold for $83,600.

In keeping with Barrett-Jackson tradition, the night before vehicles took center stage, the auction pavilion was transformed into a sophisticated setting for Sunday night’s Opening Night Gala. Enjoy today’s gallery of images from around the auction site today and the highlight video from the Opening Night Gala.

Guests having fun at The Worlds Greatest Collector Car Auctions.

Official Barrett-Jackson merchandise on display.

Patrick Lauder, the anthem singer emeritus of the Arizona Coyotes NHL team, singing the national anthem.

LOT #7.1 – 1984 AMC EAGLE WAGON – NEW AUCTION WORLD RECORD

Memorabilia and automobilia on display.

Neon signs on display during the Automobilia Auction.

Helicopter in the Exhibitor Marketplace.

Two of the women that place the sold signs on the auction vehicles.

Excitement filled the arena on Day 3 of the 2023 Scottsdale Auction when the first winning bid echoed across the auction pavilion after two Preview Days and the annual Opening Night Gala, which officially celebrated the beginning of Auction Week at Barrett-Jackson.