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Ferrari Dino leads Florida collection at Barrett-Jackson


A 1972 Ferrari Dino 246 GT, gleaming after a nut-and-bolt restoration, headlines the South Florida Collection that will be presented by Barrett-Jackson’s Palm Beach collector car auction to be held April 12-15 at the South Florida Fairgrounds.

The Ferrari is part of a diverse collection ranging from Jeeps and Mustangs to Jaguars and Ferraris that includes desirable muscle cars, classics and convertibles, most of them offered at no reserve. A special group of Chevrolets are among the collection’s cars that will cross the block during the Florida sale, the second of four auctions held annually by Barrett-Jackson.

Another special Ferrari in the South Florida Collection is a 1983 512 BBi powered by a 4.9-liter V12 and 5-speed transmission.

The Camaro Z/28 has a high-performance V8 and 4-speed manual

“Collections always present a unique opportunity for collector car enthusiasts, and we are excited to add the South Florida Collection to Palm Beach,” Craig Jackson, chairman and chief executive of Barrett-Jackson, said in a news release. “Certain to appeal to the diverse group of car enthusiasts at our auctions, this great collection is an eclectic mix of cars guaranteed to bring excitement to the auction block.

“The South Florida Collection, along with the John Staluppi Cars of Dreams Collection, and all the great automotive lifestyle activities throughout our event, ensures a can’t-miss experience this year in Palm Beach.”

Among the Chevrolets in the South Florida Collection are:

1956 Chevrolet Bel Air convertible – Correct T56G 265cid V8 engine and 3-speed manual transmission
1969 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 – Powered by the iconic DZ302 engine coupled with an M21 Muncie 4-speed manual transmission
1963 Chevrolet Corvette Custom convertible – One-of-a-kind build finished in Medium Blue with a gorgeous white leather interior
1966 Chevrolet Corvette 350/500 convertible – Small-block 350cid engine with a Holley 4-barrel carburetor producing approximately 500hp, along with a 4-speed manual transmission
1957 Chevrolet Bel Air – Restored to the highest standard, equipped with a dual 4-barrel carbureted 283cid engine, mated to a Powerglide transmission.

For information about Barrett-Jackson’s Florida sale, visit the auction website.

Bob Golfen
Bob Golfen
Bob Golfen is a longtime automotive writer and editor, focusing on new vehicles, collector cars, car culture and the automotive lifestyle. He is the former automotive writer and editor for The Arizona Republic and SPEED.com, the website for the SPEED motorsports channel. He has written free-lance articles for a number of publications, including Autoweek, The New York Times and Barrett-Jackson auction catalogs. A collector car enthusiast with a wide range of knowledge about the old cars that we all love and desire, Bob enjoys tinkering with archaic machinery. His current obsession is a 1962 Porsche 356 Super coupe.


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