• Jan 19, 2007
Although Barrett-Jackson is now viewed as primarily a muscle car auction by most spectators, there was a time when European and American classics were their bread and butter lots. And if you scan the current catalog carefully you'll still see vestigial evidence of those days. In fact, several Euro classics are positioned in the featured tent, within spitting distance of the Mopars, Chevies, and Fords.

We found a pretty nice collection of Austin-Healeys, Jags and Ferraris arranged along one corner of the main tent annex. Beautiful cars in great condition, but sticking out like a sore thumb amongst the American iron. Our favorite of the bunch was the ex-A.J. Foyt Ferrari 512 BBi. Silver over black with a red interior, that classic Boxer shape still pulls at the proverbial heartstrings. There's a brief list of some of these classics after the jump and a full gallery of high res pics from Drew Phillips and Frank available by clicking on the pic above.



Lot Number 1232: 1972 FERRARI 365 GTC/4 SCAGLIETTI SPIDER red/tan
Lot Number 986: 1984 FERRARI 512 BBi COUPE silver/bordeaux
Lot Number 961.1: 1952 JAGUAR XK 120 FHC COUPE red/biscuit
Lot Number 987.1: 1953 JAGUAR XK 120 ROADSTER white/red
Lot Number 999: 1960 JAGUAR XK 150 DROPHEAD COUPE BRG/suede green
Lot Number 959.1: 1963 JAGUAR XKE SERIES I CONVERTIBLE white/red
Lot Number 975.1: 1965 JAGUAR E-TYPE ROADSTER golden sand/black
Lot Number 977: 1964 JAGUAR XKE ROADSTER coswold blue/navy/camel
Lot Number 976: 1964 AUSTIN-HEALEY 3000 MARK III California sage/parchment
Lot Number 970.1: 1964 AUSTIN-HEALEY 3000 MARK III gunmetal grey/red
Lot Number 958: 1961 AUSTIN-HEALEY 3000 BT7 Colorado red/black
Lot Number 1238: 1967 AUSTIN-HEALEY 3000 MARK III metallic golden beige/red


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      • 8 Years Ago
      Any MG TD's?

      I have a 1952 MG TD sitting in my garage waiting for me to restore it and would LOVE some hi-res pics of good examples.

      • 8 Years Ago
      Healy's what great cars. Wish they had some TR-6's
      • 8 Years Ago
      #1, I'm sure there is a TD somewhere in the Auction, as they are perennial favorites. Best to visit the B-J website and browse the catalog. My dad had a TD when I was little. He bought it when I was about 7, and restored it when I was 9. Sold it when I turned 15. Sigh. Wonderful little car! Please share some pics of it with us.

      Some caption corrections for you:

      http://www.autoblog.com/gallery/2007-barrett-jackson-european-classics/139283/
      That is an XK 150 Drop Head Coupe. It would be from 1956 through 1960.

      The OTHER white/red one a few pictures back is the '53 XK 120 roadster (or as the Brits called them 'OTS' for 'Open Two Seater'.)

      The picture of the red XK 120 Coupe, has a bit of redundancy, as "FHC" is short for "Fixed Head Coupe" so the second "coupe" is kind of silly.

      This:
      http://www.autoblog.com/gallery/2007-barrett-jackson-european-classics/139274/
      is in no way a roadster given the sheet metal above the driver's head. ;)
      It is a Series 1 FHC. They sure do look sexy with their bumpers removed eh?

      The two E-types next to it are roadsters, though why they have their tops up in Arizona is beyond me. I've always thought E-type OTS' look goofy with their tops up. The factory hard top option looks sexy as hell, but the soft top raised just shows how small the cockpit of these cars really is. I'm 5'11" and do not fit inside with the top up.

      Healey values have been insanely high the past 5 years, what do you want to bet the Healey's shown here outsell the Jaguars (which are technologically and stylistically a decade ahead of the Healey's and can outdrive them any day) by 15% pricewise?

      As for the Ferraris, I prefer the GTC over the Boxer. Over the years that Mick Jagger mouth bumper has lost a lot of ugliness, unlike it's namesake. Maybe it is just the Rossa Corsa? Maybe I've just gotten old and stuffy and think that "real" Ferraris have their engines in the front. If so, just shoot me. ;)

      Thanks for the breath of fresh air guys. A refreshing change from the buckets of Detroit V8 lumps. Now go find a Duesenberg or an Auburn to show us. My gawd what I'd give for a coachbuilt straight-eight (or V-16) monster barge!

      --chuck

      • 8 Years Ago
      Chuck -
      The MG was torn apart by the time I was old enough to remember. It supposedly had an oil leak that my father and grandfather were to take a look at, my mother came outside to find the car half unassembled.

      There are conflicting stories, I have heard that it has a cracked engine block and I have heard that it was just a cracked oil line. The vehicle was moved to its current garaged location 15-20 some years ago and was essentially boxed in to provide additional storage. The vehicle is in pieces, disassembled. We are the second owners. Everything was properly packaged, rust free, and ready to be worked on.

      We even have a complete set of whitworth standard tools to go with.

      It is a vehicle that someday will be passed down to my (future) kid just as it will be passed on to me. I am just waiting for a little time, money, and inspiration to get the project started. It is hard work to locate wallpaper sized photojournalism quality photo's of the TD.
      • 8 Years Ago
      The 365 GTC/4 has been on sale before, but never sold. It was listed for sale at around $170,000. I liked the GTC, though not as much as the GTB. The Austins are cool cars, but not worth what they're going for.