Barrett-Jackson can be easily described as the world’s famous auto auction where they auction not just cars, but motorcycles, trucks, airplanes, and rock and roll memorabilia. Some celebrities have taken part by offering their prized possessions on four wheels. For instance- in 2008, Funkmaster Flex’s 2006 Ford Mustang GT was purchased for $300,000; in 2005, the famous aviator, Howard Hughes’ 1953 Buick Roadmaster was purchased for $1,500,000; and in 2007, the great Carroll Shelby’s 1966 Shelby Cobra 427 Super Snake was purchased for the low, low price of $5,000,000. So you see that money is spent at this auction- ESPECIALLY if a car that Funkmaster Flex owned sold for more than the depreciated value.
No stranger to the Barrett-Jackson auction, Rock-n-Roller, Reality Star, and Car Enthusiast Bret Michaels has returned to auction three cars. His first donation was a 1969 Chevy Camaro SS equipped with an autographed guitar was snatched up for $200,000. This time, Bret is auctioning three vehicles, a 2004 Bentley Continental GT, a 2004 Lincoln Navigator and a 2011 Ford Explorer. I haven’t really followed the Barrett-Jackson auction, however no matter how new/used the Lincoln Navigator and Ford Explorer are, those particular vehicles will stand out like a sore thumb at this auction. In fact, I’m sure it would be the lowest selling vehicles in the history of the auction. Even the 2004 Bentley Continental GT isn’t a huge deal- how many celebrities own one?
According to the Barrett-Jackson press release, his 2004 Bentley Continental GT
(Lot #705.4, VIN SCBCR63W24C021428). The stunning, Moonbeam Silver car features a 6.0 Liter twin turbo W12, GPS navigation and premium package. Michaels is also selling his 2004 Lincoln Navigator (Lot #705.5, VIN 5LMFU28R24LJ31439), a true Rock Star vehicle as featured on Michaels’ hit VH1 show, “Rock of Love.” The 5.4 Liter V8 features leather interior and a DVD player. Finally, Michaels will sell his 2011 Ford Explorer (Lot #705.6, VIN 1FMHK7F80BGA18572) featured on his hit TV show “Life as I Know it.” The Explorer features a navigation system, luxury package and V6 engine.
I’m dying to know how much the Ford Explorer and Lincoln Navigator will auction off for. Maybe one of the “Rock of Love” girls buy it… I’m wondering if Barrett-Jackson is the reason why DMX moved to Scottsdale, AZ- the same city as Barrett-Jackson’s headquarters.