2007 Russo and Steele, Scottsdale: Mega gallery

At last, here's the final mega gallery of shots that didn't make our main posts from Auction Week. We showed you lots of lots from Barrett-Jackson, but managed to just barely scratch the surface. We also brought you highlights of the swanky RM Auction, held in the ballroom of the Arizona Biltmore Resort & Spa in Phoenix, Arizona. And now we have Russo and Steele. Russo has a catalog that looks like one chapter yanked from the B-J catalog. Lots of muscle cars with a few classics and oddities thrown in for good measure. Everything from a Cosworth Focus RS rally car to the Munsters Coach.

Although many of the cars had reserves, R&S managed to move more than 65% of their 500 cars in 5 days of auction action. In the process they broke the $20,000,000 mark and even set a couple of records along the way. They had a 1969 Shelby GT500 (lot 6627) sell for $451,000 and a 1965 Shelby GT350 (lot 6758) go for $358,600. Both are records for those models. They also had the only Shelby Daytona Coupe 427 sell for $1,320,000. And that was despite rain dampening spirits and soles (ha ha) every day but Sunday, when we finally got to see the Daytona unwrapped. Thanks again to Drew Phillips of Fast-Autos.net, who provided his professional photography services to us this week.

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