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Bugatti Veyron is top seller at Barrett-Jackson auction in Las Vegas

Mon, 04 Oct 2010

Barrett-Jackson Auction Co. CEO Craig Jackson has the distinction of being the highest bidder at his firm's recent sale in Las Vegas--paying $770,000, including the buyer's premium, for a 2008 Bugatti Veyron when the original winning bidder refused to pay.

Overall, the three-day auction, held Sept. 23-25, recorded sales of nearly $23 million, Barrett-Jackson said on Monday.

After the Bugatti Veyron, the highest bid at the auction was $412,500 for a 2009 Mercedes McLaren SLR roadster.

The rest of the top 10 sellers were:

-- 2010 limited-edition UFC Chevrolet Camaro, $350,000

-- 2011 Chevrolet Camaro convertible, $205,000

-- 1957 Cadillac Eldorado convertible, $165,000

-- 1981 Chevrolet Corvette coupe and a 1981 Chevrolet Corvette coupe (last one built in St. Louis and first one built in Bowling Green, Ky.), $150,000

-- 1958 Chevrolet Corvette convertible, $137,500

-- 1963 Chevrolet Impala custom two-door sport coupe, $137,500

-- 1957 Chevrolet Corvette convertible, $134,200

By Dale Jewett