Collector and Vintage Auto Auctions Roar Into the Valley of the Sun

See what Collector Car Auction Week is all about.

January brings Collector Car Auction Week in the Valley of the Sun, which means auto enthusiasts from around the world arrive to view and bid on coveted collector vehicles and automobilia collectibles, attend events and more. Here, seven popular auctions happening around the Valley.

Automobiles on display

Barrett-Jackson’s 48th Annual Scottsdale Auction

At Barrett-Jackson’s 48th Annual Scottsdale Auction, held Jan. 12-20 at WestWorld of Scottsdale, dream cars crossing the auction block include a ’12 Lexus LFA Nürburgring Edition (one of only 50 built globally), an ’01 Ferrari 550 Barchetta with only 28,000 actual miles, and an ’06 Fort GT Heritage Edition. Also up for sale? The VIN 001 2019 Ford GT heritage edition, with 100% of the hammer price benefiting the United Way. Billed as an ultimate automotive lifestyle event, Barrett-Jackson also features Dodge thrill rides, a STEM center, symposiums, automobilia auctions, Restoration Alley, interactive exhibits, food courts and more. 

1971 Mercedes-Benz 280SL at Russo and Steele.

Russo and Steele

Celebrating its 19th year, Russo and Steele Collector Automobile Auctions, held Jan. 16-20 at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick, features more than 800 cars for auction, presented in an “auction-in-the-round” format. Showcasing a variety of European Sports, American Muscle, Hot Rods and Customs, the event’s layout includes a premium concourse-style experience for attendees; a Main Auction Pavilion; and a Vendor Pavilion with more than 130 vendors, including a food court-style seating area for the Food Truck Showcase, a jumbotron streaming the live auction, and direct access to the Main Auction Pavilion with all of the action. 

1930 Cadillac V-16 Sport Phaeton

RM Sotheby’s

RM Sotheby’s Arizona 2019 auction, held at the Arizona Biltmore from Jan. 17-18, features a 1985 Ferrari 288 GTO with less than 3,000 miles; 4.8 litre, V-10 powered 2012 Lexus LFA, showing only 70 miles and one of just 50 cars equipped with the competition-focused Nürburgring package; The Calumet Collection, with 11 British motor cars; and The Richard L. Burdick Collection, with 10 pre- and post-war American motor cars. 

1958 Ferrari 250 GT Tour de France at Gooding & Company.

Gooding & Company

Taking place Jan. 18-19 at Scottsdale Fashion Square, Gooding & Company’s Scottsdale Auctions offers automobiles ranging from iconic 300 SLs to the classic 4.5 SE Cabriolet. Also up for auction: a 1958 Ferrari 250 GT Tour de Fance. 

Former Team Cunningham 1959 Lister-Jaguar Sports Racer at Bonham’s.


More than 100 mid-century sporting cars from Italy, Germany and England and the U.S. are on the docket at Bonham's 8th Scottsdale Auction, including a 1952 Maserati A6G 2000 Spider and the former Team Cunningham 1959 Lister-Jaguar Sports Racer, on Jan. 17 at Westin Kierland Resort & Spa. Also, a 1934 Mercedes-Benz 500K Four-passenger Tourer, with coachwork by Mayfair Carriage Works Ltd., which will be sold at no reserve, and automobilia.

WorldWide Auctioneers

The Scottsdale Auction, held Jan. 16 at 6460 E. McDowell Road, includes a rare 1925 Bugatti Type 35A, a 1958 Alfa Romeo 1900 Sport, and a 1933 Auburn 12-161A Cabriolet (offered with no reserve). 




Michelle Glicksman
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