First 2021 Ford Bronco And GMC Hummer EV Auctioned For A Ridiculous Amount of Money
When you see a rare classic car like the 1967 Corvette L88 auction for $2,695,000 at the recent Mecum Auto Show, you’re more accepting of the obscene cost because of its rarity and lack of modern production. With that said, when you see a truck that’s available in a few months for a much lower sum auctioning for millions, it’s ok to question your life choices. Well, we woke up this morning and saw the 2022 GMC HUMMER EV and 2021 Ford Bronco auction for seven figures, which is beyond our ability to comprehend.
The 2021 Ford Bronco and 2022 GMC HUMMER EV are set to battle off-road later this year, but in the first round, we’re handing the first W over to the rebooted HUMMER.
The first make of each truck off the assembly line (VIN 001) were auctioned for charity in Scottsdale, Arizona, at the Barrett-Jackson event this past weekend.
The HUMMER EV netted an absolutely astonishing $2,500,000. All of the proceeds were donated to the Stephen Siller Tunnels to Towers foundation. To put it in perspective, it’ll be on sale with a starting price of $112,495 when it reaches showrooms this fall. We understand competition and being number one here at POWERNATION, but this takes it to another level.
The Bronco that hit the auction was a fully-loaded two-door first built model that has a sticker price of around $60,000. It’s considerably cheaper than the new HUMMER EV, yet it managed to receive a high bid of $1,075,000, which benefits the National Forest Foundation and Outward Bound. With money going to charity you can’t help but feel good about it, but a million dollars for something you can get soon for $60,000? It’s really about bragging rights at this point.
Throughout the day, several other auctions took place at the event, including the first 2021 Ram 1500 TRX, which sold for $410,000, and the first 2021 Ford Mustang Mach 1 that sold for $500,00. Albeit much less, still a hefty sum.
However, despite the hefty price tags, those prices paled in comparison to the only remaining 1966 Shelby Cobra Super Snake 427, which sold for a staggering $5,000,000, translating to a $5.5 million sale after the auction fees were tacked on.
The Shelby Cobra we can understand, but these brand-new vehicles going for over a million? That’s, well, to each their own. What are your thoughts?