From Porsche to McLaren: 5 most expensive cars sold at Barrett-Jackson auction

2022-05-05 0 By

Barrette Jackson just had a memorable January.The auto auction house set a record $203.2 million at its recent nine-day scottsdale auction.Among the cars earmarked for charity, the first Chevrolet Corvette Z06 sedan sold for $3.6 million, 40 times the sticker price of the new model.Of course, the non-charity portion of the auction offers a striking array of four-wheeled vehicles, from vintage to contemporary sports cars.Here are the top five items from the Barrett-Jackson auction house, which is calling it the most successful car collector’s sale in its 50-year history.2004 Porsche Carrera GT – $1,980,000the 2004 Porsche Carrera GT is a stylish 6-speed GT silver metal.Equipped with removable roof panels, the interior is decorated in dark grey leather with racing-style seats with carbon fiber and Kevlar shells.It’s powered by a 5.7-liter, four-cam V-10 engine with a six-speed manual transmission that puts out 650 horsepower and 435 foot-pounds of torque.1955 Mercedes 300SL Gull Wing – $1.87 million This fire truck red Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gull Wing was one of 855 cars built in 1955 and once belonged to professional racing driver Santiago “Chaquito” Gonzalez,He drove it to first place in the 1957 Gran Pix National race in Havana.This gorgeous model has its original tilt-6 engine, powered by Bosch mechanical direct fuel injection and dry cylinder lubrication.The exterior of the car was indeed restored in the 1990s, including a new interior, as well as a rebuilt engine, transmission and brakes.The 2015 Porsche 918 Spyder is one of only 918 hybrid supercars produced by the brand.Its sleek all-white body consists of a red leather interior.Under the hood is a powerful 4.6-liter V-8 engine with a 7-speed PDK dual-clutch transmission that produces 608 horsepower at 8,700 RPM.With two electric motors mounted on the front and rear axles, the 918 produces a maximum of 887 horsepower and 944 FLB of torque.Its record is only 377 miles, according to Barrett-Jackson.The 2014 McLaren P1 sold for $1.7 million and is coated in “F1 liquid silver” to look like a scene from Terminator 3.The 3.8-liter twin-turbo V-8, meanwhile, has 644 ft. pounds of torque and Formula 1 brake steering.The PL can reach a top speed of 217 MPH and the rocket goes from zero to 62 MPH in 2.8 seconds.Liquid silver.For those who want a true track monster, the 2019 Ford GT Legacy fills the bill.The heritage version celebrates ford’s four consecutive Victories at Le Mans, paying homage to the famous Gulf Oil blue and orange paint scheme and displaying a large number 9 graphic on the hood and door.The GT has a 647-horsepower turbocharged 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 and a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission.This limited edition car has less than 20 miles registered, so it’s basically brand new.