Barrett-Jackson, The World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions, will auction five charity vehicles during its 2023 Scottsdale auction, Jan. 21-29 at WestWorld.
Each charity vehicle will cross the auction block with 100% of the hammer price going directly to its designated nonprofit organization, according to a press release.
Helping raise over $149 million for charity to date, Barrett-Jackson is accustomed to auctioning VIN 001 vehicles to support charitable initiatives.
The 2023 Scottsdale auction will feature two of these highly collectible vehicles, including the 2024 GMC Hummer EV SUV Edition 1 VIN 001 First Retail Production (Lot No. 3002) and the 2024 Ford Mustang GT Fastback VIN 001 (Lot No. 3004).
“Barrett-Jackson has helped raise more awareness and funds for charities across the county than any other collector car auction company,” said Craig Jackson, chairman and CEO of Barrett-Jackson. “We’re proud of the legacy we’ve earned as a company known for supporting organizations that help our military veterans, first responders, youth and those needing life-saving medical care. Together with our generous donors and bidders, we are improving the lives of countless Americans across the country.”
The 2024 GMC Hummer EV SUV Edition 1 VIN 001 First Retail Production will be auctioned on Saturday, Jan. 28, to benefit Tread Lightly!, a national initiative to protect and enhance recreation access and opportunities by promoting outdoor ethics to heighten individuals’ sense of good stewardship.
The 2024 Ford Mustang GT Fastback VIN 001 will be also auctioned on Jan. 28 and all of its hammer price will benefit Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, the leading global organization harnessing the power of research, advocacy, and community engagement to advance life-changing breakthroughs for type 1 diabetes.
The winning bidder can choose any standard Ford Mustang GT fastback option, including color, transmission and interior packages.
Also on Jan. 28, Gen. Colin L. Powell’s 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray (Lot No. 3003) will be featured as well, and will be sold to benefit America’s Promise Alliance, an organization dedicated to pioneering collective impact work, bringing together organizations and communities around the most important issues facing the next generation.
General Powell’s son, Michael Powell, will be on the auction block to support the sale of this cherished vehicle, the press release stated. Owned and driven daily by the late General Powell, former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and U.S. Secretary of State, the Corvette is powered by a 6.2-liter V8 engine hooked to an automatic transmission. It is finished in Gunmetal Gray with a black interior and leather seats and has 15,600 actual miles.
“Many of our greatest auction moments over the last five decades have been the sale of charity vehicles on our world-famous auction block,” said Steve Davis, president of Barrett-Jackson. “We’ve shared celebrations and tears as our collector car family rallied around those in need. We’ll never fully grasp the extent of the countless lives saved and opportunities provided by the funds and awareness Barrett-Jackson has helped raise at our auctions, but it is an honor to continue to have the opportunity to impact the lives of those who need it the most.”
A 2023 Ford F150 Lightning 4x4 Super Crew Pickup (Lot No. 3001) will be sold Friday, Jan. 27, with 100% of the proceeds benefiting Fighter County Foundation to support the men, women and families of Luke Air Force Base by enhancing the morale, well-being, culture, tradition and sustainability of the base.
The 2021 Shelby Super Snake Count Kustoms Edition (Lot No. 3000) will cross the block on Jan. 27 to benefit Camp Freedom, a nonprofit that serves veterans, first responders, their family members and Gold Star families by providing peer-to-per interaction and camaraderie combine with an outdoor adventure to bring life-saving healing to these true American heroes.
Those interested in registering to bid on these five charity vehicles as well as the entire 2023 Scottsdale auction docket may do so at barrett-jackson.com/Bidder/Home.