Classic car collectors rejoice, the iconic Barrett-Jackson auction kicks off this weekend

Classic car collectors will be digging deep into their pockets this week. The iconic Barrett-Jackson auction kicked off this weekend. It's like Christmas for those in the market for rare cars.

It's a car collector's paradise. Walking through the Barrett-Jackson auction is like walking through a sea of rare and historical classics.

This year, legendary Arizona car-collector Ron Pratte is putting his whole collection on the auction block. That's more than 100 classic vehicles, including this beauty, once owned by Howard Hughes. Pratte purchased this car for about a million bucks.

"This car he bought and had converted," said Jeff Catlin with the Barrett-Jackson Auction. "[The] whole trunk of this car [was] full of batteries, he could also jump start his airplane with it."

Pratte's collection is expected to fetch around $50 million. This 1912 Packard sightseeing bus is expected to be one of the most expensive.

"I wouldn't know where to start," says Catlin. "It really just takes that guy that really wants this bus. The sky is kind of the limit. You really don't see this piece anywhere."

From topless rides…

"'69 Shelby Convertible, which was actually owned by Mr. Shelby…"

To really fast rides…

"702 cube inch v12 is what's in this thing…"

To eye-candy concept vehicles like this 1950 GM Futureliner…

"This car was actually in the belly of this bus…this was the display."

The Barrett-Jackson auction has a little something for everyone. This year the auction goes for 10 days instead of 6.  It wraps up on January 18th.
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