It’s time again for the king of collector car auctions, the 2013 Scottsdale Barrett Jackson Auction starts on Sunday January 13 2013 and continues through Sunday January 20 2013. This car show always proves to be one of the best shows of the year with some of the hottest cars imaginable sitting out on the auction block.

There are two ways of enjoying this great automotive event, buy a ticket and head to Arizona where the action is or check out the highlights from the comfort of your recliner with a beer in hand. While both methods are worthy of mention, it’s kind of hard to beat the excitement of standing in the crowd.

Either way the game is the same, which car will reign as king of the auction and take the highest bid? While the following cars may not make the top of the list they are still worth dreaming about.

The Scottsdale Docket

So, what’s on the block this year? Well, scrolling down past some of the antique farm equipment (yah, tractors are cool but, I’m looking for the truly exceptional vehicles) the first to catch my eye is a 1941, Bantam Riviera Roadster. This rare vehicle is the only one known to exist with the twin side mounted spare tires. It comes with an upgraded 4 cylinder engine, 4 speed transmission and a Landau hardtop.

If you are looking for something a little more custom then lot number 1233 , a 1940 chopped Ford pickup with suicide doors might do the trick. The jet black with a custom flame job looks awesome.

While not really my style I did get a chuckle out of lot number 1234 which is a 1965 Amphicar. Yep, that’s right a truly amphibious car that was mass produced for non-military use.

If you are a Sinatra fan maybe the 1957 thunderbird convertible made popular by Nancy Sinatra is for you. This bird has less than 12 thousand miles and was customized by George Barris. The motor was upgraded to a 1970 Boss 302. This Thunderbird will hit the Barrett Jackson auction block on Saturday the 19th.

Well, not really a classic, but Bentleys are cool. I wouldn’t mind taking home the 2005 Neptune Blue Bentley Continental GT. How can you go wrong with a twin turbo V12 engine that puts out 552 hp in a small 2 door coupe?

While we’re talking newer sports cars the 1995 Dodge Viper RT/10 roadster would make a good gift for Dad. White with blue racing strips and 7,600 original miles would make any guy smile.

One of my favorites is a 1965 Shelby Cobra CSX 6000 Roadster that will hit the block on Saturday. This one comes with an original MSO that was signed by Carroll Shelby.
Looks like someone is already ready to part with their Snake. Guess 740hp isn’t for everyone. This 2010 Shelby GT500 Supersnake will also be hitting the block on Saturday.

Not likely I would ever own one, but when I hit the car shows I want to see some antiques. You’re going to see some great ones at the Barrett Auction. One of my personal favorites is a 1910 Buick with a blistering 18hp engine. This 4 cylinder “overhead valve” with a 2 speed transmission, all wood body and brass accessories will turn heads at the show.

Didn’t see what you were looking for on my list? You can always stop by Barrett Jackson and sped a few hours going through the over 1300 vehicles that made this year’s list at Barrett Jackson.

I always enjoy the variety of the Barrett Jackson shows and this year looks like it will be another winner. So, who is going to bring the highest bid at the auction? While my list of favorites has some great cars I’m guessing none of these has what is takes, looks like we are going to have to wait and see!