Gear Up: The Arizona Collector Auto Auctions You Need to Know About in 2018

January's four big automobile auctions draw auto enthusiasts from all over the world.

January in the Valley means it’s time to browse, view, and for some lucky bidders, purchase one of the collector automobiles showcased at the many vintage and collector auctions taking place. With thousands of cars crossing the auction block, plus automobilia auctions and auto-related vendors, it's auto enthusiast's dream week, drawing attendees from around the world.

1966 Shelby GT350 at Barrett-Jackson 2018.

Barrett-Jackson's 47th Annual Scottsdale Auction

This year’s event is held Jan. 13-21 at WestWorld of Scottsdale and features such gems as a one-of-a-kind 1951 Talbot-Lago T-26 Grand Sport Saoutchik Coupe, and the incredibly rare, last-known HEMI ’Cuda, built in the 1970s. Also on the docket: many of the most desirable Ford collectibles representing Ford’s performance heritage on both the street and track, including a 1966 Shelby GT 350 Prototype #001. In addition to the auto auctions, there are automobilia auctions, Dodge thrill rides, exhibitors, and entertainment and activities for the entire family. 16601 N. Pima Road, Scottsdale

1967 ASA 1100 C. C. Spider

Russo and Steele Collector Automobile Auctions

In 2018, Russo and Steele Collector Automobile Auctions not only celebrates its 18th year, but debuts a new layout at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick. Held Jan. 17-21, more than 800 cars, including a 1948 Dandy Grand Luxe Delahaye and an ASA 1100 C.C. Spider cross the auction block in the Main Auction Pavilion, which is now on hard surface asphalt. A larger Vendor Pavilion is also on asphalt, and features a range of vendors, food trucks, and a jumbotron streaming the live auction that’s just a walkway away. 7555 N. Pima Road, Scottsdale

2014 Pagani Huayara

Gooding & Company

With The Scottsdale Auctions, Gooding & Company creates a thriving automotive marketplace adjacent to Scottsdale Fashion Square mall, Jan. 19-20, with viewing available Jan. 17-20. Set to cross the auction block: Supercars 2014 Pagani Huayara (estimate $2.2 to $2.6 million), 2015 Porsche 918 Spyder (estimate $1.8 to $2.2 million) and more, as well as a 1972 Ferrari Dino 246 GT and a 1970 Maserati Ghibli 4.7 Spider. 4700 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale

RM Sotheby’s

Returning to Arizona for its 19th year, RM Sotheby’s is held Jan. 18-19 at the Arizona Biltmore Resort & Spa. Last year’s sale highlight was a one-off, owner-commissioned 1939 Mercedes-Benz 540 K Special Roadster that sold for $6.6 million. Numerous best-of-category Ferraris also took top honors, led by a 1969 Ferrari 365 GTS, which sold for $3,602,500. This year’s auction includes more than 100 blue-chip automobiles, ranging from pre-war classics and contemporary supercars through important
sports and racing cars.