After much anticipation and preparation, the famous Barrett Jackson Auction will begin tomorrow Saturday January 14th 2012. Established in 1971 the Barrett-Jackson Auction provides enticement and excitement for even the most serious classic collector.
The original auction was held by Russ Jackson and Tom Barrett. Jackson and Barrett met when Jackson was introduced to Barrett’s 1933 Cadillac V-16 Town Car. In 1967, Barrett and Jackson put on a car show called “Fiesta del Auto Elegance”, a fund-raiser for local charities. In 1971, the two presented another classic car auction and Tom Barrett’s Mercedes 770 Phaeton sold for $153,000 at this event. Although it is classified as an automobile auction, many other items including trucks, motorcycles, airplanes, engines and many other classic pieces certainly make their appearances. The auction is often referred to as “Shatterday” for all the record breaking sales that occur during that day.
Sameday has helped in the preparation for this event, such as restoring this 1934 Super Eight Packard and this 1933 Chrysler Imperia to their original showroom quality. By using our state-of-the-art leather and paint refinishing systems, our technicians are able to restore the classics back to their original condition.