Behind the Scenes with Barrett Jackson 5

The Company’s Showroom Provides Year-Round Options 
for Buying and Selling Collector Cars

For four-plus decades, the Barrett-Jackson Auction Company has been synonymous with classic and collector cars. Every year, the company holds its popular auction at WestWorld of Scottsdale—an event that attracts hundreds of thousands of car enthusiasts and boasts total sales of over $100 million.

While the yearly event, which is one of the biggest car auctions in the world, is very well-known among local residents, not as many people are familiar with the Barrett-Jackson Auction Company’s other offering here in the Valley: The Barrett-Jackson Collection Showroom.

As Craig Jackson, chairman and CEO of Barrett-Jackson notes, the Showroom was created to offer a year-round option for selling and buying collector cars.

“Additionally, we created the service department to provide ethical and quality maintenance along with highly-skilled mechanics that can properly repair and maintain these vehicles,” he says.

Since the Showroom first opened in November, 2014, Jackson says it has already become an ideal venue to sell, consign or purchase quality collector cars throughout the year, with a rotating selection of immediately available premium vehicles always on hand.

From everyday owners who wish to consign a quality collectible car to a billionaire or celebrity who has a large collection of cars to sell, both the vehicles and the clientele are all treated with the same high standard of customer service and care.

Prior to accepting any vehicle for consignment, or making an offer, Jackson says it is carefully inspected to ensure that the fit, finish and mechanics meet the high standards for which Barrett-Jackson is known.

“Our consignment process is simple – contact a sales associate at the Showroom and provide details about the vehicle,” Jackson says. “We review and ensure that it is a good fit for all parties. There is an upfront fee of $500, and the contract term is 90 days. After the vehicle sells, we take a 10 percent commission.”

The dealership focuses primarily on classic, custom, resto-mod and special interest vehicle sales and service, Jackson says.

“Not only do we accept high-quality vehicles on consignment, but we also purchase vehicles outright,” he says, adding that the service department is overseen by an ASE-Certified mechanic and is well-versed in all aspects of light reconditioning, repairs and service on almost everything – even late-model supercars.

“As far as purchasing a collector piece, due to our vast marketing reach and reputation for quality, we also sell vehicles to people from around the globe, including clients in Moscow, Australia and Mexico City, to name a few,” Jackson says.

In addition to collectible vehicles, Jackson says the Barrett-Jackson Collection Showroom also features a merchandise department that’s a one-stop-shop for a variety of Barrett-Jackson items that make for great gifts for oneself or another person. Shoppers can find t-shirts, branded hats, unique garage signs and more.

“We are even an official dealer of Piloti driving shoes,” Jackson says.

While the Barrett-Jackson Collection Showroom is a relatively small facility, Jackson says that all the cars in their inventory are rare, and each has an interesting back story.

The Showroom is located in Old Town Scottsdale, at 3020 N. Scottsdale Road, and is open to the public six days a week, Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and also by appointment. Tours are also given.

“We invite those who wish to have a tour of the back of the facility to call and book an appointment at 480.306.8210,” Jackson says.

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