1967 Ford Mustang Custom Fastback
1967 Ford Mustang Custom Fastback

Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach 2015 – Auction Preview

The Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach 2015 auction will be held April 17-19 at the South Florida Fairgrounds in Palm Beach, Florida. Barrett-Jackson’s 13th annual Palm Beach sale will feature classics, exotics, muscle cars, hot rods, resto-mods and more set to cross the auction block.

“We’re really looking forward to our 13th Annual Palm Beach auction,” said Craig Jackson, chairman and CEO of Barrett-Jackson. “Our record-breaking Scottsdale event, including the unrivaled success of the Ron Pratte Collection, set the tone for the rest of the year and we expect another electrifying weekend in Palm Beach. Auction attendees will experience an action-packed three-day event and our bidders can expect a truly spectacular docket of vehicles.”

Barrett-Jackson will auction several supercars in Palm Beach, including a heavily-optioned 2015 Porsche 918 Spyder and a 2006 Ford GT with only 19 original miles. Stored in a collection since new, this Ford GT is in 100% stock, original condition and powered by a mid-mounted 5.4 liter DOHC aluminum engine with a Lysholm twin-screw supercharger visible through the rear window.

This year’s Palm Beach sale will also feature a number of classic and custom Chevrolet Corvettes from the 1950s and ’60s, including a 1962 Corvette Fuelie (Lot #402) that Barrett-Jackson said is one of the most original unrestored 1962 Corvettes in existence. This time capsule, with its original paint, original drive train and wearing 29,000 miles, was selected as one of three Corvettes presented in the 1976 original Michael Antonick publication, “Corvette! The Sensuous American,” a book dedicated to Harley Earl. This Fuelie was also part of the Chip Miller collection from 1980 through 1986 and has earned a total of six NCRS Top Flight Awards, including two National Top Flights.

A 1965 Chevrolet Corvette (Lot #435) with matching numbers on the engine and transmission adds to the list of Corvettes crossing the block at the Barrett-Jackson 2015 Palm Beach auction. In 2014, over 600 hours were spent on restoring it in the garage of seven-time NASCAR champion Richard Petty. “The King’s” team rebuilt, repaired and rechromed every original part that could be brought back to new condition. The engine, transmission and rear differential were completely rebuilt and the brake lines and fuel lines were upgraded to stainless steel with all hardware being factory replacements.

The ownership history of this 1965 Corvette is just as interesting as the car itself, all of which is well-documented with invoices and letters. The late British actor Sir John Mills originally purchased the car for his daughters, actresses Juliet and Hayley Mills. Juliet and her husband, actor Maxwell Caulfield, owned the car through the mid-1980s.

Other Corvettes at the 2015 Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach auction include a 1961 Corvette Convertible (Lot #376) and a 1957 Corvette Convertible (Lot #431), both with frame-off restorations and matching numbers. The ’61 Corvette was restored using NOS parts and features a new interior and new convertible top, while the ’57 Corvette was the recipient of a NCRS Regional Top Flight Award, scoring a 97.7.

Headlining the Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach 2015 custom docket is a black 1967 Ford Mustang Custom Fastback (Lot #427). With a brand-new build, this Mustang has collected only a few hundred miles from break-in and fine-tuning. Featuring a Shelby 427 aluminum, big block V8, the engine was bored and stroked to 750hp. Other elements include 3×2 500cfm carburetors, aluminum air cleaner and an aluminum tri-power intake manifold.

Also highlighted is a 1955 Chevrolet Bel Air Hardtop (Lot #395). The Bel Air features a dual coil-over suspension, complete with a 2013 LS3 engine with 480hp. It also features chromed suspension components, a custom stainless-steel exhaust system and custom-made leather interior.

Additional notable offerings at the Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach 2015 auction include:

  • 1937 Packard 120 Phaeton, Knightstown Phaeton with a fixed rigid roof and pillarless design, full cosmetic restoration
  • 1937 Cord 812 Phaeton, finished in Cigarette Cream with burgundy interior
  • 1989 Lamborghini Countach Anniversary Edition, 2,200 original miles, complete with owner’s manual and tools
    1963 Porsche 356B, fully restored example, matching-numbers engine, transmission and chassis
  • 1957 Chevrolet 210 Custom, 950hp Big-block 540 Shafiroff engine, Wilwood disc brakes
  • 2004 Aston Martin Vanquish V12, less than 2,500 miles since new
  • 1963 Volkswagen Beetle, Authentic “Herbie” from the series of Walt Disney movies, last used in “Herbie Goes Bananas.” Documented with a copy of the title from 1972, with “Walt Disney Productions” listed as the owner
  • 1954 Buick Skylark Convertible, total frame-off restoration, Best of Show at the 2007 Buick Nationals
  • 1969 Dodge Hemi Charger 500, most highly optioned Charger 500 known to exist, featured in Muscle Car Review magazine

The Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach auction will be held April 17-19, 2015 at the South Florida Fairgrounds in Palm Beach, Florida. Gates open at 8 a.m. EDT at the South Florida Fairgrounds (9067 Southern Blvd, West Palm Beach, Florida 33411) each day, April 17 through 19. Tickets may be purchased at the gate, or in advance at Barrett-Jackson.com.

Live coverage of the Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction in Palm Beach will broadcast on Discovery and Velocity during 19 hours of live TV coverage from Friday through Sunday, April 17 – 19.

Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach 2015 – TV Broadcast Schedule

Friday, April 17, 12-8 p.m. EDT – Velocity
Saturday, April 18, 2-5 p.m. EDT – Discovery
Saturday, April 18, 5-8 p.m. EDT – Velocity
Sunday, April 19, 12-5 p.m. EDT – Velocity

For more information on becoming a bidder, visit Barrett-Jackson.com.

[Source: Barrett-Jackson]