Is Your Checkbook Ready for the Best Car Auction in America? What We’re Looking Out For at Barrett-Jackson

1967 Shelby Cobra

On January 22nd, the eyes of the country (and parts of the world) will be on Scottsdale and the world-famous Barrett-Jackson car auction. We are incredibly spoiled in that it’s a short drive for us so we have the ability to easily take it in in person. So since it’s only a short drive, 1) you better go, and 2) when you do, what should you look out for?

We love this absolutely gorgeous 1967 Shelby Cobra, originally sold in Scottsdale in 1967. It received a full restoration in the early 90’s, was repainted metallic blue with white stripes and upgraded to full S/C specifications. With a 427 ci engine V8 engine, you would look incredibly cool rolling up the 101 in this.

For me personally, this 1962 Shelby Cobra turns my head a little bit faster, but I think I could manage with either one…if I had to!

For that rare gem of a person that wants to flex on everyone around them but is also environmentally conscious? Check out this McLaren P1 hybrid. Yes, a McLaren hybrid. All the performance you would expect (903 hp,0-60 in 2.8 seconds), with an incredibly sleek look and those sexy scissor doors, AND you can help save the planet. Slightly. Definitely a good talking point at least.

How about this 1970 Plymouth Hemi Superbird? Only one of 135 created and in impeccable condition, remarkably well preserved with a factory repaint. Serious muscle with a truly charming retro look.

Hey, we don’t have to tell you that there will be amazing cars for sale there. And we probably don’t need to tell you that they won’t be cheap, but that’s the point. Bring your checkbooks or your platinum cards, and don’t forget that this is a charitable event. Barrett-Jackson has raised over $133 million for charitable organizations, so consider spending big, looking fantastic in the process, and doing a good deed for those in need in the process.