Mark Young has been selling cars, specifically, special interest cars for more than 30 years here in Portland. A couple years back I was driving by his store at 11834 SE Stark when I saw some cars coming out of a transport. One was a beautiful 61 Bubble Top 409 Chevrolet and I just had to stop for a closer look. Turns out Mark was getting back from Barrett Jackson. My recollection of the details on that day’s events are fuzzy, but the point is Mark sells cars and buys cars at Barrett Jackson.
Barrett Jackson’s Auction Company has turned Phoenix, more specifically Scottsdale, into a January destination for the car nuts of the world. I don’t know which Auction Company started it for sure but Barrett Jackson is arguably the best known and the biggest. Not to be left out though, now there are many collector car auctions happening in Phoenix in January. Russo & Steele, Bonhams, Gooding & Co., Silver Auctions, RM Auctions and of course, Barrett Jackson.
Mark will be at this years’ Barrett Jackson Auction with 15 cars for sale as follows:
WEDNESDAY – starts at Lot #300
# 375 1964 Gasser Nova
# 468 1968 Camaro Convertible
# 469 1969 Corvette Convertible
THURSDAY – starts at Lot #600
# 755 1955 Ford Crown Victoria
# 778 1968 427 Camaro
# 848 1970 Chevelle Convertible
FRIDAY – starts at Lot #900
#1020 1956 Corvette
#1023 1961 Austin Healey
#1070 1970 LS6 Chevelle
SATURDAY – starts at Lot #1200
#1288 1968 Hemi GTX
#5015 1970 Hemi Challenger *
#5024 1970 Hemi Cuda *
#5062 1969 GTO Judge Convertible *
#5063 1969 Yenko Camaro *
#5051.1 1963 Bunkie Corvette *
* These 5 cars “5000 series numbers” are Salon cars
They sell some high end cars at Barrett Jacksons Auctions and Marks cars fit right in. If you aren’t going to Arizona in January you can watch all the action on Velocity TV. Check it out.