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Barrett-Jackson Auction

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Posted on December 2, 2004 at 08:49:43

Auction will be held January 21-25 in Scottsdale, Arizona. I can't find the teevee coverage schedule yet, but normally there is an introductory 3-hour show Friday night with the less expensive vehicles, about 8 hours coverage on Saturday and another 4 on Sunday.

Has anyone ever attended one of these? If so, I'd be interested to hear what you thought of the whole event. It may sound shallow of me, but I figure I'll have "made it" when I afford to buy a car at a Barrett-Jackson auction.

Jim
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I've been there three times..., posted on January 3, 2005 at 14:12:58
blues4ever
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over the lst ten years or so. Each time has been a mind-blowing experience. Sensory overload every time. Not only automobiles; there's motorcycles and automobile accesory vendors as well.
You get a chance to see automobiles that you just don't see elsewhere. The first time I went (sometime in the mid 90's), there must have been half a dozen real AC Cobras, not kit cars. My buddy and and I were walking past the acution tent and a 427 side oiler Cobra drove by us into the tent; it sounded incredible!
You might be surprised, but not all the cars go for six and seven figures. Depending on what you may be looking for, there are affodable automobiles to be had. What we see on the television coverage are the heavier hitters.
If you get chance to go, get there mid week for the first couple days. The crowds aren't nearly as bad as they are on the weekend. Also, don't pass up the chance to sit in the auction tent for awhile and witness the bidding. It's a lot of fun. And take at least one camera with lots of film or extra memory depending whether you use analog or digital. You won't regret it.

 

Barrett Jackson _ One of the things wrong with Classic Car Hobby, posted on January 27, 2005 at 08:12:59
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The Barrett Jackson Car Auction is one of the major players in putting ownership of Classic Cars out of reach of the "real" car people. They use alot of hype and pressure to get people at the auction to bid and purchase classic cars for much more then they are worth........to many people with more money then "cents"........
Alot of those so called "car people" just buy those cars to impress their other "centless" friends who probably couldn't change a spark plug if their life depended on it.......sorry but had to "vent" here.......

 

Re: Barrett-Jackson Auction, posted on January 31, 2005 at 12:24:55
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Jim,

Unless absolutely desperate, i would avoid BUYING from this event. You have virtually ZERO guarantee of the vehicle and the prices usually are much higher than what would be possible 'on the street.' Add to that the sales commission and you simply should avoid such events.

Also, before buying ANY car over $5k from ANYONE i would have a professional mechanic do a full PPI (pre-purchase inspection). A Carfax can be misleading!

Just my humble 2 Yen.

 

have to agree with you 100% on that but..., posted on March 24, 2005 at 02:52:30
zman
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someone is winning here. and cheers to them.
i remember when harley was a hard sell to anyone but hard core bikers now those grease monkeys are living large.
god bless the USA and the people with more money than brains..
deals can still be had on the old classics but you have to travel to get them.
what sucks the most is remembering all those cars we had and sold for peanuts. right.?

 

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