Last-built C7 Corvette sets record making $2.7 million for charity

(July 2, 2019) UNCASVILLE, CONN. — Barrett-Jackson made history with the sale of the last-built C7 Chevrolet Corvette and continued to fuel the hobby with a diverse docket of collector vehicles during the 4th Annual Northeast Auction, June 26-29, at Mohegan Sun in Connecticut. Sales over the four-day event also continued to point to the growing popularity of Resto-Mods and late model performance vehicles.

The last-built seventh-generation (C7) Chevrolet Corvette made history when Dan Snyder of Dan Snyder Motorsports purchased it for $2.7 million — a new Barrett-Jackson charity sale record by an automaker-donated vehicle. The entire amount raised from the sale of the Corvette benefited the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation’s Smart Home Program.

The rise in popularity of Japanese collector cars was also highlighted when a 1997 Toyota Supra Anniversary Edition sold for a record $176,000, making it one of the top 10 vehicles sold. Among the top ten vehicles sold during this year’s Northeast Auction, six set new auction records.

In total, 545 vehicles sold for over $21.8 million with a 100 percent sell-through rate, while 470 pieces of automobilia brought in $766,000, and more than $2.8 million was raised through the sale of three charity vehicles, bringing the total auction sales to more than $24 million.

“We’re so appreciative of all our guests, sponsors and exhibitors who contributed to this auction and made it such an extraordinary event,” said Craig Jackson, chairman and CEO of Barrett-Jackson. “Thanks to everyone’s participation and efforts, we hit incredible milestones as we wrote new pages in automotive history.

1954 Buick Special Custom Coupe

The top vehicles sold during the 2019 Northeast Auction included:
2019 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 — $2.7 million (charity vehicle)
2008 Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren Roadster — $280,500
2019 Chevrolet Corvette Yenko/SC Stage II Convertible Serial #1 — $258,500
1954 Buick Special Custom Coupe "G54" — $220,000
1969 Ford Bronco Custom SUV — $203,500
1967 Ford Mustang Eleanor Tribute Edition  — $187,000
2016 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Custom 6X6 — $181,500
1997 Toyota Supra Anniversary Edition — $176,000
2017 Dodge Viper GTC ACR — $172,700
2014 Ferrari California Convertible — $170,500
1971 Plymouth 'Cuda Resto-Mod  — $165,000
1967 Ford Shelby GT500 — $165,000

Vehicles from the Vault Portfolio and David Maxwell Collection, crossed the block during this year’s Northeast Auction. A total of 47 collector cars from the Vault Portfolio are being sold at No Reserve during three Barrett-Jackson events, including the 2019 Northeast and Las Vegas Auctions, as well as the 2020 Scottsdale Auction.

Eight vehicles from the Maxwell Collection also sold during this year’s Northeast Auction, including a 1971 Plymouth Cuda Resto-Mod, which hammered in at $165,000 and is among the top vehicles sold during the auction.

“Collector cars are the heart and soul of everything we do,” said Steve Davis, president of Barrett-Jackson. “But we’ve gone a step further to create an immersive lifestyle experience around the auction that’s unmatched in this great hobby. We offered terrific symposiums led by top automotive experts and hands-on exhibits. For the first time since its introduction, Ford offered select rides to the public in the adrenaline-pumping Ford GT supercar. Only at Barrett-Jackson can you drive home the car of your dreams, rub shoulders with industry legends and make memories that will last a lifetime.”

Snyder, who purchased the last C7 Vette, also bought the last-production models of the 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon ) and 2017 Dodge Viper. To date, Barrett-Jackson has raised over $118 million for charity. Two other vehicles crossed the block to benefit charity during the Northeast Auction: 1981 DeLorean DMC-12 — $30,000 benefiting the Automotive Technology Academy of the New York-based Rockland BOCES. and the 2018 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon Custom SUV — $85,000 benefiting NS2 Serves.

Barrett-Jackson’s Automobilia Auction featured over 470 authentic pieces, including items from the Terry Brannigan and Cedarmore Collections.