Barrett-Jackson Reno Tahoe 2015 was this past weekend, August 6–8, and ADESA is excited to have been a part of the record-breaking auction, serving as event sponsor. The docket included an interesting mix of classic and cool, with much celebrity thrown in.

Among the sale vehicles was the 1962 Cadillac Fleetwood sedan from the 1980s movies “Cocoon” and its sequel. The car’s sun visor was autographed by the Academy Award–winning cast.

In the unusual car category was a 1938 Phantom Corsair. This experimental, six-passenger coupe was featured in the 1938 film “The Young in Heart.” Plans to put the Phantom into production back in the day were thwarted by the death of its creator, Rust Heinz, a member of the H. J. Heinz (57 Varieties) family. A bit more updated and equally as slick was the 2008 Ford Shelby GT. As an added bonus, the Shelby’s dash was signed by “American Idol” judges Ryan Seacrest, Simon Cowell, Randy Jackson, Paula Abdul and Kara DioGuardi.

But the vehicle from the list with arguably the most charm was the 1957 Willys Jeep station wagon. The wagon was auctioned to benefit “Marines to the Mountains,” a charitable effort of the High Fives Foundation that offers skiing opportunities to injured soldiers. The auction of this one vehicle, aided by Olympic skier Johnny Mosley, brought in $50,000 for the program.

This 1962 Cadillac Fleetwood sedan was featured in the movie “Cocoon” and its sequel.

This 1962 Cadillac Fleetwood sedan was featured in the movie “Cocoon” and its sequel.

 

A 1938 Phantom Corsair looking sleek with a beautiful black finish.

A 1938 Phantom Corsair looking sleek with a beautiful black finish.

A true American classic: 1971 Chevrolet El Camino Pickup.

A true American classic: 1971 Chevrolet El Camino Pickup.

 

Perfect for cruising: a 1969 Pontiac GTO Judge

1969 Pontiac GTO Judge. Perfect for cruising.

ADESA signage near the Barrett-Jackson auction block.

ADESA signage near the Barrett-Jackson auction block.