From classic cars to muscle machines, January in Arizona is the destination to add to your calendar. With Scottsdale and Phoenix hosting a number of premier collector car auctions in Arizona , you will enjoy more than just incredible weather when you visit.
While the excitement of outbidding the competition to add a new trophy to a prized collection is unmistakable, you do not have to raise a paddle to experience the energy they generate. Many collector car auctions are now “events”, featuring previews, exhibit areas, fashion shows and more. With TV and Internet coverage now reaching millions, getting close to the action has never been easier.
For passionate car collectors and fans alike, here are some of the top collector car auctions taking place in Scottsdale and Phoenix, Arizona in January 2017.
January 14-22, 2017 | WestWorld – Scottsdale, AZ
Considered the Super Bowl of collector car auctions, Barrett-Jackson has become a must attend event for the avid collector. Spanning over two weeks, some of the most highly sought-after collector cars in the entire world cross the auction block, many with a No Reserve status. In 2016, nearly 1,500 cars were up for auction, with the overall gross reaching $105 million. With national television coverage promoting the event, Barrett-Jackson has become must-see television and is wildly popular throughout the US and beyond. Offering the entire spectrum of collector cars for auction, this auction has something for every collector looking to add to their collection.
Russo and Steele
January 18-22 | Salt River Fields at Talking Stick – Scottsdale, AZ
With 5 days of auctions and 800+ collector cars scheduled to go to auction, Russo and Steele offers another signature event for Arizona making it a true destination for collectors. From European Sports and American Muscle, to Hot Rods and Customs, you can expect to see some amazing feats in automotive engineering crossing the auction block.
January 19-20 | Arizona Biltmore – Phoenix, AZ
Over 100 blue-chip automobiles, from the world’s most iconic marques, have been hand selected for this auction by RM Sotheby’s. With a catalogue spanning from pre-war classics, to contemporary supercars, collectors will have an opportunity to bid on some amazing automobiles. Leading up to the sale, the grounds of the Biltmore will play host to the Arizona Concours d’Elegance, creating the ideal destination for enthusiasts to experience.
Gooding & Company
January 20-21 | Fashion Square – Scottsdale, AZ
This two-day event is held adjacent to Fashion Square in Old Town Scottsdale. With last year’s event offering over 150 cars, spanning all marques and eras, resulting in over $43 million in sales, Gooding & Company is another strong collector car auction hosted in Arizona.
January 19 | The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa – Scottsdale, AZ
With 2016 featuring an 84% sale rate resulting in over $18 million in total sales, 2017 is lining up to be even larger for Bonhams. Offering a broad range of collecting interests, from the earliest days of motoring, to sports and racing machines, to modern supercars, the auction’s diverse catalogue features both reserve and no reserve buying opportunities.
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