Barret-Jackson's auction is GREAT for the collector car hobby. The reason is is that it makes a CLEAR distinction between UNRESTORED/PROFESSIONALLY RESTORED MATCHING #'s cars, and street machine cars. The big dollar cars were the unrestored, or excellent restorations (with the exception of some street rods with TREMENDOUS craftsmanship). There was a Yellow 68 Camaro that went for $5200 at Barret Jackson. It was a nice, clean, cool looking street machine, but probably didn't have the original engine(it didn't say)- alot like what you see at the local cruise night. Cheaper than the "deals" on Ebay, and a decent price for a non-stock car. On the OTHER hand were the "concourse" cars (the Yenko's etc. EXTREMELY RARE)- unrestored or original with the original engine, etc. They deserve to fetch the money they get, as the years pass and they are truly getting rarer and rarer, since many prefer just to use the car as a street machine- which is fine, but consequently will not collect near the amount of money at sale that an original car will with an educated buyer, since the original powerplant is usually yanked and tanked for something else. The Auction actually is good because it creates a much needed divide in value between the unrestored/restored originals, and the street machines. It makes the parity in old car prices seen in the classifieds, Ebay, etc. look as ridiculous as it is.