More than three dozen vehicles from John Staluppi’s Cars of Dreams Museum will be available for sale at Barrett-Jackson’s 2022 Palm Beach auction. Staluppi is also offering an extensive collection of automobilia at the April auction and previously auctioned more than 140 of his vehicles at Barrett-Jackson’s 2018 Palm Beach auction.
“A return to Palm Beach for our first auction in South Florida since 2019 wouldn’t be complete without Jeanette and John Staluppi,” said Craig Jackson, chairman and CEO of Barrett-Jackson. “Their collection is known worldwide for having the finest examples of collector cars from all marques and eras.”
The collection is highlighted by many classic cars, including a 1967 Shelby GT500 fastback finished in its original color of Brittany Blue Metallic. One of 438 finished in Brittany Blue Metallic, it received a ground-up restoration and retains its original sheet metal, fiberglass, wood steering wheel and green line gauges.
A restored 1957 DeSoto Adventurer convertible finished in factory gold with white highlights is available. One of 300 produced, it’s powered by a 345ci V8 HEMI engine with dual 4-barrel carburetors and is paired with an automatic transmission.
Also available is a 1958 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz resto-mod powered by a LQ9 2012 ESV engine featuring Holley Terminator electronic fuel injection and a 4L65E transmission. It’s one of 815 produced in 1958 and received a rotisserie restoration.
“The Cars of Dreams Museum is recognized worldwide for its exceptional vehicles and one-of-a-kind pieces of automobilia,” said Steve Davis, president of Barrett-Jackson. “Jeanette and John have taken great care of these vehicles and we’re honored to have them cross the block at our highly anticipated return to Palm Beach in April.”
The Barrett-Jackson 2022 Palm Beach auction is scheduled for April 7-9 at the South Florida Fairgrounds.