As many Barrett-Jackson fans know, the auction itself is just one part of what happens around the enormous event sites each day. Guests at the inaugural 2023 New Orleans Auction at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center are able to enjoy live music in the Barrett-Jackson Fan Zone, complimentary Thrill Rides in the latest vehicles from Dodge and Toyota, shop in the vast Exhibitor Marketplace, and get some tips and tricks from the pros during the Adam’s Polishes detailing clinics.
From Jeeps to Mustangs and even a Model T Circus Wagon, Friday’s Collector Car Auction offered a little something for everyone! Topping the list for the day was a 1947 Bentley Mark VI (Lot #398) that sold for $97,900. Other top sales included a 1966 Chevrolet Chevelle SS (Lot #456) for $91,300, as well as a custom 1969 GMC C2500 pickup nicknamed “Chillipepper” (Lot #449), which set a new auction world record with its $82,500 sale. A 1966 Chevrolet Corvette 327/300 (Lot #420) was also in the spotlight with its $80,300 sale.
Onstage in the morning, the auction block was illuminated by colorful signs, pristine restored gas pumps and globes, vintage porcelain and tin signs, soda collectibles and more nostalgic pieces of the past. The star of the day’s Automobilia Auction was an impeccable Shell Oil neon porcelain sign (Lot #7298) from the 1930s, which sold for $69,000. Other items in the top slots for automobilia included a 1928 Standard Red Crown Gasoline Fry Model #87 visible gas pump (Lot #7282) for $44,850, as well as a Gilmore Oil Wayne 100 gas pump (Lot #7284) from the late 1940s that crossed the block for $33,350. A 1950s Chris-Craft Woody coin-operated kiddie ride (Lot #7268.2) went to its new home for $16,962.
Not only did the auction showcase amazing vehicles and automobilia, but it also provided a delightful surprise for motorsports enthusiasts. The legendary Linda Vaughn, also known as Miss Golden Shifter, stopped by the auction adding to the excitement surrounding the collector cars.
Be sure to purchase your tickets for Super Saturday and join us for the auction’s finale! In addition to all there is to do and see around the auction site at the convention center, the action in the auction arena itself will be electrifying, with some amazing rides set to cross the block.
For a taste of what you’ll be able to see and do at the Barrett-Jackson New Orleans Auction, which concludes on Saturday, September 30, check out the gallery below of today’s sales and activities around the site.
For a taste of what you’ll be able to see and do at the Barrett-Jackson New Orleans Auction, which concludes tomorrow, check out the gallery below of today’s sales and activities around the site.