The Barrett-Jackson Auction season is in mid-swing, traveling from city to city auctioning off some of the most interesting and expensive cars in the world. With a reputation that impresses, it comes with no surprise that the recent Palm Beach Barret-Jackson auction sold over $23.2 million and achieved the highest sell through rate to date at an impressive 96.3%. “Our Palm Beach auction was a remarkable success with an incredible docket of desirable supercars, original muscle cars and automobilia,” said Craig Jackson, chairman and CEO of Barrett-Jackson. Celebrities including William Shatner and Zac Brown were in attendance, both selling their exceptional rides. Among the notable collection of items sold were a large amount of cars benefiting charities. These included the VIN #001 Corvette Grand Sport Collector’s Edition!
With over 525 cars sold, these Top 10 Best Sellers managed to bring in the highest sales, including two Chevrolet Corvettes!
- 1969 Ford Mustang Boss (Lot #423) Sold: $550,000
This Ford Mustang Boss was the 170th unit produced in Ford’s effort to remain competitive in NASCAR. At a recent Mustang Meet in Charlotte, North Carolina it received an impressive 504 points thanks to its pristine condition and original paperwork.
- 2006 Heritage Edition Ford GT (Lot #401) Sold: $467,500
This Heritage Edition Ford GT is one of only 343 produced in tribute to the original Gulf Oil sponsored GT40. With only 5 miles and the original factory transport stickers, shrink wrap, steering wheel warp and seat plastic still in place, this Ford GT feels as though it just rolled off the factory floor.
3. 2006 Heritage Edition Ford GT (Lot #426) Sold: $412,500
5. 1963 Chevrolet Corvette Custom Convertible (Lot #402) Sold: $192,500
A Custom Corvette proudly takes the number 5 spot! This impeccably designed Corvette Convertible has a detailed engine bay, sculpted fender walls, a Haartz Stayfast top and a clear coat polished to a mirror shine. Custom touches also include an Autosound stereo with a Kenwood amplifier and a Bazooka subwoofer.
6. 1987 Ferrari Testarossa (Lot #419) Sold: $189,200
This 5-speed manual transmission Ferrari Testarossa was delivered new to the Symbolic Ferrari of La Jolla and spent a majority of its life on the coast of California accumulating just 37,980 miles. It was sold with the original books, pouch, tool roll and jack kit.
7. 1977 Porsche 930 Turbo (Lot #398) Sold: $187,000
One of only 717 produced, this 930 Turbo is extremely rare. Both the interior and exterior are in great shape and the engine remains the original 3.0-liter 260hp no-intercooler with only 15,200 miles driven.
9. 1989 Porsche 930 Turbo Cabrio (Lot #417) Sold: $183,700
This Porsche 930 Turbo represents an advancement is technology with its 3.3-liter turbocharged Flat-6 engine and 5 speed manual transmission. Less than 1,000 were built around the world and it continues to be one of the most sot after 911s.
10. 1967 Corvette Roadster (Lot #375) Sold: $181,500
This Corvette Roadster is an incredibly rare piece of history. It is Bloomington Gold Certified and believed to be one of only 34 red leather cars in 1967. It is has undergone a complete restoration and still has the original motor.
The next Barrett-Jackson auction will be held at the Mohegan Sun Resort & Casino on June 23-25, 2016, but you don’t have to wait until then to find your dream Corvette. Shop Rick Hendrick’s impressive new and used inventory and find yourself one of the best deals on a Corvette in the nation.