Monday, September 28, 2015

The Ron Pratte Collection

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Barrett-Jackson, The World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions™, is honored to be selected by world-class businessman and car collector Ron Pratte for the sale of his world-renowned collection at the Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale 2015 auction.

Ron Pratte, a businessman who demands perfection in everything he has a hand in, built the majority of his collection at Barrett-Jackson auctions. This pristine collection includes Carroll Shelby’s personal vehicle – the only remaining 1966 Shelby Cobra Super Snake, that sold for a world record $5.5 million, and a Pontiac Bonneville Special Concept Car, one of only two.

Shelby pegged the car's 0-60-mph time at just over three seconds.
The Pontiac Bonneville Special is a purpose-built concept car unveiled at the General Motors Motorama in 1954, the first 2-seater sports car Pontiac ever produced.

Two prototypes, one painted metallic bronze and one emerald green, were built with the intention of unveiling them simultaneously at the Grand Ballroom of the Waldorf in New York and the Pan Pacific Auditorium in Los Angeles in 1954.

The 1954 Pontiac Bonneville Special concept car, went for $3.3 million

The former record for a Tucker was $ 1.1m. $2,915,000.00
"This year's Scottsdale auction was on a scale unlike anything in our 44-year history," said Craig Jackson, chairman and CEO of Barrett-Jackson, in a statement

The bus roared to $4 million on the block.

This 1947 Bentley Mark VI last sold for $ 1.7m. $2,750,000.00

One of only 153 1968 Shelby GT 500s. $440,000.

1957 Desoto Adventurer Covertible $225,500.00

1955 Chevrolet Nomad Autorama Custom Wagon