Crowds check out cars offered by Barrett-Jackson in Palm Beach | Nicole James Photos
Barrett-Jackson has taken over Palm Beach, Florida, for their 14th annual sale. Being that its in Florida with warm weather and sunshine, I knew it was something I could not miss.
I decided to walk the collector car tents thinking about what vehicles would make cruising the Palm Beach streets an unforgettable experience and narrowed down the hundreds of beautiful cars to these excellent muscle cars and off road machines.
Here are the cars I would take home with me if I could:
1969 Ford Mustang Mach 1
What I love about this car is that it is a a Mach 1. To me, there has always been something so fantastic about their body lines. This car in particular sucks you in with its stunning paint job, which only enhances the straight lines, The car is powered by a Ford 351 engine mated to an FMX automatic transmission, while it has other "luxury" features like power steering and brakes along with factory air conditioning.
1956 Chevrolet 3100 Pickup
This Pickup has been professionally restored and it shows. I love the combination of the black paint with grey interior and what makes this truck even more amazing is the wood bed. Under the hood this truck has a 265 V8 engine with a 3-speed manual column shifter.
1970 Pontiac GTO Judge Ram Air III
The 1970 Pontiac GTO Judge had a limited production. This example has less than 33,000 original miles and features a Ram Air III HO 400/366 horsepower engine with a Hurst 4-speed transmission. What I love about this car is that it has a whole performance vibe that is showcased through its bucket seats, full set of rally gauges, and white letter tires.
1965 Dodge Coronet Hemi AFX Racecar re-creation
Racecars are always the best cars and this one is no exception. The rear wheels have been moved 15 inches while the front wheels have been moved up 10 inches and holds a 472 HEMI motor. The car has been professionally built by Facsimile Car Productions while the motor was built by Allan Lee, a World Stock Car Champion.
1966 Toyota Land Cruiser FJ-40
Sometimes its fun to take the path less traveled and go off-road. This classic FJ has been fully restored and features a 3.8-liter inline 6-cylinder engine with an HEI distributor and Weber carburetor, and is mated to a 4-speed transmission. I love the flat gray paint job and the 4-inch lift.
1969 Dodge Charger
What I love about this car is that has been done up to look like the "General Lee" from the Dukes of Hazzard TV series. This car has under 90,000 original miles and features a small block engine with a 3-speed automatic transmission.
Nicole James has been involved in the automotive world her entire life. Her dream car is a 1965 Shelby Daytona Coupe. She currently drives a 2005 Mustang affectionately known as Marilyn and uses the car to participate in track events, car shows, and explore the world around her. Nicole joined the ClassicCars.com Content and Marketing team in 2014. Nicole is an automotive journalist and the creator of Pretty Driven - an online source for car culture and news for millennials, as well as a contributor for ClassicCars.com. Follow Nicole on Instagram and Facebook - @Nicoleeellan