Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach Breaks $22m


2006 Ford GT with only 19 miles led the charge at Barrett-Jackson‘s Palm Beach, FL auction this past weekend, selling at $319,000. More than 60,000 auction-goers flooded the Barrett turnstiles April 17-19, sending auction totals beyond $22m with a 98.3% sell-through rate. A total of 526 vehicles crossed the block.

World-record sales included a 1987 Buick Grand National GNX at $165,000 and the movie car “Herbie” at $126,500 — the biggest price ever paid for a Volkswagen Beetle.  

Sales to benefit charity totaled nearly $1m.

“Barrett-Jackson’s international platform has helped charities raise money since the company was first founded,” said Steve Davis, president of Barrett-Jackson. “With the support of OEMs, consignors and bidders, the funds raised this weekend will fuel the work and raise the awareness of many local and national charities.”

The GM special-built 2015 Chevrolet Camaro COPO race car VIN #001 sold for $300,000 to benefit the Achilles International Freedom Team. Philanthropists and renowned car collectors Jeanette and John Staluppi donated an additional $100,000 to support the Achilles International Freedom Team. A 2016 Cadillac CT6 sedan sold for $200,000 to benefit the Karmanos Cancer Institute, and a one-of-kind Tony Stewart “Smoke” Edition 1969 Chevrolet Chevelle sold for $75,000, benefiting The Darrell Gwynn Foundation.

Pro wrestling icon Hulk Hogan was on hand to help raise money for charity with a 1969 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 donated by Torque Sports and Performance. The classic muscle car earned $150,000 for three deserving charities: Connor’s Cure, A HERO Foundation and The Grace Project.

View the complete results here.



Tony Piff

SCM Auctions Editor and Photographer

Tony has long trumpeted the virtues of collecting Japanese cars. His daily driver is a 1970 Toyota Hilux — the one with the turn signals on top of the fenders. His popular “Rising Sun” column keeps a pulse on the J-tin market.

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