Numerous special cars raised big money for Barrett-Jackson's charity sale.
This past weekend saw the passing of Barrett-Jackson's prestigious Scottsdale auction, and it was quite an expensive affair. As always, some very expensive and very special metal was on sale. This is nothing new for the event, but this most recent installment was notable nonetheless, raising more than $5.8 million for charity. This was achieved partly thanks to a record number of VIN 001 and first production vehicles being offered at the auction.
In total, nine vehicles were sold to benefit charity, with the very first example of the 2022 GMC Hummer EV Edition 1 being the main draw for the day, raising $2.5 million for Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation on its own.
Also on sale was the 2021 Ford Bronco 2-Door VIN 001, selling for $1.075 million to benefit National Forest Foundation and Outward Bound. Although not every vehicle sold for seven figures, every little bit adds up. The first of the charity vehicles to cross the lot was a 2003 Chevrolet Monte Carlo NASCAR racer that sold for $115,000 in aid of Arizona Animal Welfare League, while two very special Cadillacs also crossed the lot: CT4-V Blackwing VIN 001 sold for $165,000 while Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing VIN 001 sold for $265,000, with the sales of each vehicle benefiting Black Ambition, a PolicyLink project.
Other notable sales from the auction included the first retail production 2020 Chevrolet Corvette convertible, which sold for $400,000 in aid of United Way for Southeastern Michigan. Meanwhile, the 2021 Ram 1500 TRX Launch Edition VIN 001 changed hands for a whopping $410,000 while the 2021 Ford Mustang Mach 1 Fastback VIN 001 sold for $500,000 to benefit JDRF.
Barrett-Jackson has a long history of facilitating such charitable sales and claims to have helped raise more than $133 million to date for over 130 local and international charitable organizations. With more special editions coming out every year, we're sure those numbers will only climb.