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Coming to Mandalay Bay in October

Set for the weekend of October 6 at the Mandalay Bay Resort, the Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas Collector Car Auction promises to bring celebrities, collectors and the public under one roof to view some of the greatest automobiles ever produced. VIP packages will be available soon at the Barrett-Jackson website offering an unparalleled behind the scenes experience with inclusive beverages and food along with auction block tours showing the inner workings of this massive event. Stay in touch with your local Chapman Las Vegas dealership to see if you can score some free general admission passes to this fun weekend.

More Than $25 Million in Sales Last Year

With sales of $26.9 million and a sell-through rate of almost 100 percent, last year’s Barrett-Jackson auction was a huge success. A 1968 Chevy Corvette L88 was the top seller at $330,000, followed closely by a 2005 Ford GT at $291,500. A 1966 Ford Fairlane went for $275,000. “Ending with a successful event in Las Vegas made 2015 one of the strongest auction years in terms of overall sales and attendance for Barrett-Jackson,” Craig Jackson, the company’s CEO, told “Sports Car Digest.” 2015 was a year of firsts for the giant auction company, including being televised on both the Discovery and Velocity television networks.

Charity the Big Winner in 2015

Charity always plays a large part in a Barrett-Jackson auction and 2015 in Las Vegas was no different. The auction raised $750,000 to benefit the Fisher House Foundation, National Multiple Sclerosis Society and College for Creative Studies. The three cars sold were a 2013 Camaro, 2015 Camaro Z/28 and a 2016 Corvette C7.R Z06 which sold for $500,000.

Have a Car to Sell?

To become a car consigner for a Barrett-Jackson Auction, you simply need to follow a few simple steps. The first is to complete a preliminary consignment request form and include photos of your vehicle and title. After that, the discussion begins in terms of pricing and which auction is best for you. You can choose either to put a minimum acceptable bid on your car or go no reserve, where the top bid wins no matter how low. Although Barrett-Jackson says that a no reserve car usually attracts higher bids, you do run a risk of selling a car for less than its worth. Feel free to bring your car by any Chapman Las Vegas dealership for a free assessment of its worth.