From the Auction Desk: Barrett-Jackson Online Auction This Week!

Starting on Friday, you can get your springtime Barrett-Jackson fix.

Barrett-Jackson’s Online Only Auction runs through May 17. Barrett-Jackson’s Palm Beach sale, previously scheduled for April 16–18, is now scheduled for October 15–17. I’m sure more than a few of us missed their usual April appearance on the auction calendar.

Take a quick run through Barrett-Jackson’s May Online Only car docket here. The sale starts off with a strong run of American muscle and pickups, and then some Ferraris and Porsches join the sale.

Some of the highlights I found were a 1970 Buick GSX in Saturn Yellow. Reportedly restored and with a date-code-correct 455-ci V8, this car is listed in the GSX registry. Another ’70 for sale, this one a Mercury Cougar Eliminator Boss from the MS Classic Cars Collection, is one of 2,268 and one of 469 with the Boss 302. You might have a hard time finding new awards for that car to win, however. A BMW i8 — in E-Copper and Frozen Gray — is not exactly a collector car, but I think one of the best modern-day cars.

Celebrity cars are also on offer: John Elway’s ’92 Dodge Viper RT/10 roadster and Hank Williams Jr’s ’59 Cadillac Eldorado Seville are among your choices. You won’t be famous like them if you buy the cars that they formerly owned, but they’re still sweet rides.

Now, none of this is the same as actually going to the part-carnival, part-car show, mostly car sale that is a Barrett-Jackson event. Even a hermit like me is starting to miss that level of interaction and excitement. But, in these times of coronavirus, having something close to normal is better than what we’ve had lately.

Stay safe and keep washing your hands.

Chad Tyson

Chad opted for a more formal education on automotive technology at WyoTech, in Laramie, WY, after tearing into his 1967 Chevrolet Camaro at age 17. A few years later, he wound up at a Ford dealership for a while, specializing in repairing PowerStroke turbo diesels, and enjoying rekeying Focus ignition lock cylinders. Although his early preference was late-’60s GM muscle, he isn’t afraid of oddball and unique engineering. He has a fondness for dreamily searching for cars on eBay Motors and tromping around junkyards. He is a valuable part of getting auction information into the magazine.

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