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If there's one man whose legend transcends five decades of automotive change, it's Carroll Shelby. At 85 years of age, he still wants to leave his mark. Of course, he already has.
Few people can build cars Carroll Shelby’s lean and mean way. Take his original Cobra of the 1960s for example. His personal car, with 800 horsepower, recently sold at auction for $5 million. Rare and powerful defines all Shelby vehicles and the Series 1 was no exception. With plenty of Oldsmobile power corralled inside an ultra-sleek structure, this hot-shoe roadster represented pure driving pleasure for the well-heeled enthusiast.
Baby boomers with a penchant for performance and who get all misty-eyed for the good ol’ days have Ford to thank for pandering to their nostalgic yearnings. The company continues to create derivatives of its iconic Mustang with a nod to the past and enough raw power to broil the tires and confirm the neighbors’ suspicions that you are indeed at the high point of a mid-life crisis.
The final tallies are in for the Barrett-Jackson auto auction. The annual event in Scottsdale sold 1,271 collectible cars and pop culture memorabilia for a total of $112 million, surpassing last year’s record-high sale total. View slideshow.
Clint Goldwater had one of the best seats Saturday at the 37th annual Barrett-Jackson Auto Auction in Scottsdale. The freelance cameraman from Austin, Texas, operated a 40-foot-long camera crane that stretched over classic and rare automobiles worth millions of dollars.
Strolling through the Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction is like being surrounded by kids in a candy store. Except these kids have considerably more disposable income and gray hair.
From Carroll Shelby’s personal ’66 Cobra to Johnny Cash’s personal guitar, the 36th annual Barrett-Jackson World’s Greatest Collector Car Event will roll into WestWorld on Monday, rocking the normally quiet north Scottsdale horse park with roars and riffs.
An Ahwatukee Foothills man scored the original 19-foot-long black, bubble-topped car used in the 1960s “Batman” TV show for $4.2 million Saturday night at the Barrett-Jackson car auction at WestWorld in Scottsdale.
In Barrett-Jackson’s auction staging area Saturday, rocker Sammy Hagar was getting more attention than the 1967 Shelby GT500 fastback he was hawking.
In Barrett-Jackson’s auction staging area Saturday, rocker Sammy Hagar was getting more attention than the 1967 Shelby GT500 fastback he was hawking. Dozens swarmed the Van Halen frontman hoping for a photo or an autograph.
As the last car rolled off the stage to close the 37th annual Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction on Sunday — a 1980 Mercedes-Benz Roadster — it marked the end of about 1,200 collectible cars sold to new owners who spent millions of dollars to take them home.
Barrett-Jackson shattered an auction record Saturday when auto industry icon Carroll Shelby’s personal vehicle, the 1966 Shelby Cobra 427 “Super Snake,” sold for $5.5 million.
In what is being billed as one of the renowned automobile show and auction's best years in some time, big spending blended with a re-emergence of the classics at the Scottsdale-based Barrett-Jackson Auto Auction very well could be a sign that the economy is starting to improve, the auction's Chairman and CEO believes.
The automobiles are usually the stars at the Barrett-Jackson World’s Greatest Collector Car Auction. But lately, some other stars have been shining more brightly.
The Robosaurus and the Rondine will take center stage at Barrett-Jackson’s Collector Car Auction, which roars into WestWorld of Scottsdale this weekend.
Four-story-tall, fire-breathing car mangler Robosaurus, a one-of-a-kind metal-bodied Corvette and Carroll Shelby’s personal 1969 Shelby Mustang will be on the block at Barrett-Jackson’s Scottsdale auction in January.
A school holiday, free admission for young tire-kickers and dirt-cheap entry fees for their parents should attract a crowd today to the usually posh and pricey Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction.
NEW YORK - Dean Avery recalls being awestruck when his mother’s date picked her up in a 1965 blue fastback Mustang. Avery, 11 or 12 at the time, thought the car and its sloping back window were cool.
After 11 years of Chryslerdominated sponsorship, Barrett-Jackson is teaming up with Ford Motor Co.
It’s late August and the sky over Houston, Tex., is torched, the air sticky and humid after days of steady rain. The sweltering heat is not lost on Ahman Green, one of the city’s most heralded transplants, who for six seasons in Green Bay, Wisc., was more likely to suffer from frostbite than heat exhaustion.
Auto shows are a fun and profitable way for dealers, car auctioneers, collectors, and those who just want to see, to come out and look at the affordable and not-so-affordable vehicles.
Win at any cost” was the battle cry adopted by the Ford Motor Company in the early 1960s as the company strove to show the world that it was better than Ferrari. Just as the GT40 competition cars had done in 1966 by winning the French 24 Hours of Le Mans — considered the race of all endurance races — the 1967 Ford Mark IV was created to further the effort and carry the company’s colors to the winner’s circle for a second straight season.
The first thing you notice about Beau Boeckmann is his smile. It never leaves his face. Why not? He has plenty to smile about. As a kid, his “toy box” was Los Angeles’s Galpin Ford where his father not only established the first Shelby Mustang dealership in California, but also forged his reputation for building and selling an assortment of wild-and-crazy customized vehicles, a reputation that stretches back to the early 1950s.