It’s fitting that in a city known for neon lights, the Top 10 best-selling automobilia items at the 2022 Las Vegas Auction included neon. Along with the dazzling neon signs, coin-operated kiddie rides and vintage gas pumps took center stage. At each auction, more and more collectors are drawn to automobilia as they seek authentic items to enhance their car collections, garages or homes. You’ll understand why when you see the colorful and nostalgic pieces in the gallery below. Barrett-Jackson Automobilia Auctions take place each morning of the event right before the collector cars roll across the auction block.
LOT #8299 – 1954 MOBIL OIL PORCELAIN SIGN WITH NEON – SOLD! $34,500
Pictured above is a highly prized 1954 Mobil Oil porcelain Pegasus service station sign with animated neon. One of the most prized signs of the period. Professionally restored to day-one grandeur. Wings alternate being lit up to simulate flight. Size: 94″x70″x6″.
LOT #8294 – 1940S GREYHOUND BUS LINES “GREYHOUND” BUS DEPOT TIN SIGN WITH ANIMATED NEON – SOLD! $29,325.00
Stupendous restored 1940s Greyhound Bus Lines “Greyhound” bus depot tin sign with animated neon (dog appears to be running). One of the auction highlights. Truly exceptional! Size: 68″x24″x9″.
LOT #8296 – CIRCA 1930s-40s QUALITY RESTAURANT SINGLE-SIDED NEON PORCELAIN DINER SIGN – SOLD! $25,300
Gorgeous and large circa 1930s-40s Quality Restaurant single-sided neon porcelain diner sign. Found in near-mint condition. “Soda Fountain – Table Service” alternate lighting. Features embossed lettering. Extremely desirable. Condition: 9.25+. Size: 111″x33″x10″.
LOT #7299 – LATE-1950s EARLY-60s TEXACO OIL PORCELAIN NEON SIGN – SOLD! $24,150
Phenomenal late 1950s-early 60s Texaco Oil single-sided porcelain with animated neon service station sign. Spells out “Texaco”. Face presents with just minor touch-up. Very clean. Size: 86″x54″x11″.
LOT #8254.1 – 1940S TYDOL FLYING A PORCELAIN SIGN – SOLD! $23,000
Highly-prized circa 1940s Tydol Flying A double-sided porcelain service station sign. Great colors! Condition: Display, Excellent+; Reverse, Very Good+. Size: 72″ Diameter.
LOT #7283 – RICHFIELD OIL BENNETT GAS PUMP – SOLD! $22,655
Exceptional Richfield Oil Bennett filling station gas pump with station lighter attached. Exquisite gas pump restored to perfection. Stylish pump with appealing two-tone paint scheme. Size: 26″x133″x17″.
LOT #7277 – 1929 MOBIL OIL WAYNE 615 RESTORED VISIBLE GAS PUMP – SOLD! $19,550
Superlative 1929 Mobil Oil Wayne 615 restored visible gas pump. Profoundly stylish and complemented by a high-end restoration! Simply exquisite. Size: 26″x122″x26″.
LOT #8295.2 – LATE-1950s SINCLAIR OIL NEON PORCELAIN SIGN – SOLD! $18,975
Stunning late 1950s Sinclair Oil single-sided porcelain with animated neon service station sign featuring the Dino logo. Face has been restored to perfection. Spells out “Sinclair,” then flashes. Worthy of bragging rights! Size 84″x60″x9″.
LOT #7266 – 1950s COCA-COLA VENDO 81 MODEL B SODA MACHINE – SOLD! $18,400
Impressive 1950s restored Coca-Cola Vendo 81 model B 10-cent coin-operated soda machine. The most desirable machine of the period, with eight bottle selections. Expertly restored with rebuilt compressor and re-galvanized interior. Simply the best! Size: 27″x58″x22″.
LOT #8264 – VENDO 56 RESTORED SODA MACHINE – SOLD! $18,400
Spectacularly restored Vendo 56 soda machine. Size: 53″x24″x24″.