Image courtesy of Barrett-Jackson

Image courtesy of Barrett-Jackson

Legendary car collector Ron Pratte—who built most of his amazing collection through winning bids at Barrett-Jackson auctions—will sell off his entire collection of 142 vehicles and about 1,500 pieces of auto memorabilia at the Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale Auction in Arizona, beginning January 10.

The entire collection could fetch more than $50 million, auction officials said.

Pratte’s ownership adds value to many of the cars as many collectors will want to own a piece of the famed Pratte collection, Barrett-Jackson Chairman and CEO Craig Jackson said in an interview with The Arizona Republic.

Some of the highlights of Pratte’s collection to be sold include:

  • The only known 1966 Shelby Cobra Super Snake
  • A 1950 GM Futurliner bus
  • A 1954 Pontiac Bonneville Special Motorama concept car designed by Harley Earl
  • A 1969 Chevrolet Yenko Chevelle two-door hardtop, one of only 22, and the only to have a column shift.
  • A 1969 Ford Mustang Boss 302 with original engine, transmission and rear end
  • A 1929 Indian 401 motorcycle
  • A 1970 Plymouth HEMI Superbird

Check out some photos of the vehicles in the slideshow below, and read more about the Pratte collection here and here.

Author: Matt Griswold

After a 10-year newspaper journalism career, Matt Griswold spent another decade writing about the automotive aftermarket and motorsports. He was part of the original OnAllCylinders editorial team when it launched in 2012.