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Ron Pratte Collection Sales Soar During Barrett-Jackson Auction On Tuesday

* More than 100 cars from the Ron Pratte Collection sold on Tuesday for more than $13 million including a 1940 Ford Boyd Coddington Pickup (Lot #2010) that sold for $374,000 * More than 1,600 pieces of automobilia from the Pratte Collection were sold for

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Jan. 15, 2015 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Barrett-Jackson, The World's Greatest Collector Car Auctions,announced today that sales during Tuesday's Ron Pratte Collection auction soared, reaching more than $13 million, which included 110 vehicles and more than 1,600 pieces of automobilia pieces. Top vehicle sales included the 1940 Ford Boyd Coddington Pickup (Lot #2010), which sold for $374,000 and the 1969 Chevrolet Camaro Copo Coupe (Lot #2015) that sold for $330,000. Additional cars from the Collection, including the 1966 Shelby Cobra 427 Super Snake, will cross the block on Saturday.

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"The Ron Pratte Collection is known as one of the broadest and most eclectic collections in the world," said Craig Jackson, chairman and CEO of Barrett-Jackson. "Our debut broadcast on Discovery, featuring Tuesday's Pratte Collection, brought astounding numbers. The hammer prices of both the Pratte automobilia and vehicles underscore the vibrancy of today's collector car market."

Tuesday's top selling vehicles and crowd favorites from the Ron Pratte Collection included:

* 1940 Ford Boyd Coddington Pickup (Lot #2010) for $374,000

* 1969 Chevrolet Camaro Copo Coupe (Lot #2015) for $330,000

* 1969 Chevrolet Chevelle Yenko 427 (Lot #2016) for $275,000

* Beverly Hillbillies Custom Truck (Lot #2005) for $275,000

* 1932 Ford Custom Show Roadster (Lot #2038) for $269,500

Automobilia pieces from the Collection were also in high demand during Tuesday's auction. Those that hammered in at the highest prices included a 1930's Harley-Davidson neon porcelain sign (Lot #8997) for $86,250, a 1950's Humble Esso Aviation Products neon porcelain sign (Lot #8991) for $80,500 and a Beacon Security Gasoline porcelain sign (Lot #8931) for $47,150.

"Ron's love for cars began when he owned a gas station many years ago and owning a collection of this magnitude was a lifelong dream come true," added Steve Davis, president of Barrett-Jackson. "Mr. Pratte had the majority of his collection completely restored, making these cars the finest example of their marque and model. With the sale of his collection, Ron is giving the next generation of collectors the chance to own some truly amazing automobile history."

Some of the most anticipated cars from the Ron Pratte Collection, including the Shelby Cobra 427 Super Snake, the Pontiac Bonneville Special Motorama Concept Car and the Howard Hughes Buick Roadmaster, will cross the block on Sat. Jan. 17th.

Barrett-Jackson is now accepting consignments for West Palm Beach, April 17-19, 2015.

For more information on becoming a bidder, follow the link to

About The Barrett-Jackson Auction Company
Established in 1971 and headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona, Barrett-Jackson, The World's Greatest Collector Car Auctions™, is the leader in collector car auctions and automotive lifestyle events. The company produces auctions in Scottsdale, Arizona; Palm Beach, Florida; Las Vegas, Nevada; and Reno-Tahoe, Nevada. With broadcast partners Velocity and Discovery Channel, Barrett-Jackson will feature 100 hours of live television coverage in 2015, including broadcasts in over 100 countries internationally. Barrett-Jackson also endorses a one-of-a-kind collector car insurance for collector vehicles and other valued belongings. For more information about Barrett-Jackson, visit, or call 480-421-6694.

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