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The 5 Most Expensive Cars at Barrett-Jackson

The Barrett-Jackson Auction Co. held its annual auto auction in Scottsdale, Ariz., last week, drawing car enthusiasts from around the globe to what is billed as “The World’s Greatest Collector Car Auction.” But we just call it Car Heaven.

It's a magical place where you can get close to 1,000-horsepower exotics, amazing muscle cars and even bid on your very own Jeff Gordon racecar. Of course, these autos don't come cheap.

Here are the five most expensive cars that crossed the auction block.

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1955 Ford Thunderbird convertible “Production No. 1”
Winning Bid: $660,000
Verified by Ford as the first production Ford Thunderbird. The rarest of all "Birds." Meticulously restored to original specifications and is equipped with the 292 "Y" block, Fordomatic transmission, power steering, windows and seats.


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1996 Buick Custom “Blackhawk”
Winning Bid: $522,500
The Buick Blackhawk is a hand-built custom 2+ 2 convertible developed to celebrate Buick's 100-year anniversary in 2003. The Blackhawk, which boasts 463 horsepower, is built from a variety of modified 1939-1986 Buick components and panels.

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1970 Plymouth Superbird custom tribute
Winning Bid: $501,100
YearOne, Gillette Evernham Racing and Bill Goldberg teamed up to re-create the legendary Superbird. Using the NASCAR Superbirds as inspiration, it features modern suspension, brakes and a present-day 750+ horsepower NASCAR Cup engine.


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2006 Chevrolet Monte Carlo NASCAR “Jeff Gordon’s”
Winning Bid: $500,000
A Jeff Gordon No. 24 DuPont Chevrolet Monte Carlo with a certified, race-winning, Hendrick Motorsports SB2 358cid V8 engine. Raced 14 times with 2 wins, 4 Top Fives and 5 Top Ten finishes.


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2005 Saleen S7 Twin-Turbo 2-door coupe
Winning Bid: $412,500
This vehicle is 1 of only less than 100 Saleen S7 mid-engine supercars ever produced and the only with the 1,000-horsepower engine upgrade. The hand-built engine is an all-aluminum 7.0 Liter Twin-Turbo V8 with a 6-speed manual transmission. The chassis is also hand-built with a custom frame, all carbon fiber body and aircraft honeycomb structural reinforcement.

All photos courtesy of Barrett-Jackson.