Barrett-Jackson had its most successful Palm Beach auction to date with a strong $60.7 million in total sales, including $3.8 million for charity. Highlighting the event was the sale of two charity cars on Friday evening when Florida Governor Ron DeSantis joined Craig Jackson and Steve Davis on the auction block, exciting the crowd and helping raise $1.76 million for humanitarian relief efforts in Ukraine.
“Coming in to Palm Beach our goal was to build on the momentum that we created during our Scottsdale sale, and we delivered that in spades,” said Craig Jackson, chairman and CEO of Barrett-Jackson. “It’s been three years since we’ve hosted our auction in Florida and this week was an enormously successful return with our best Palm Beach Auction in Barrett-Jackson history.”
Barrett-Jackson sold 676 vehicles, all with no reserve, for over $59.6 million, sold 412 pieces of authentic automobilia for more than $1.07 million, bringing the total auction sales to more than $60.7 million with a 100-percent sell-through rate and over 80 world-record auction sales.
The top 10 non-charity vehicles that sold during the 2022 Palm Beach Auction included:
- 2020 Ford GT Carbon Series (Lot #725) – $1.54 million
- 2018 Ford GT ’67 Heritage Edition (Lot #732) from the Cars of Dreams Collection – $1.43 million
- 2006 Ford GT Heritage Edition (Lot #726.1) – $704,000
- 1960 Chevrolet Corvette Custom Convertible (Lot #720) – $550,000
- 1968 Chevrolet Yenko Super Camaro 427/450 (Lot #705.1) from the American Muscle Car Museum Collection – $533,500
- 1961 Chevrolet Corvette Custom Convertible (Lot #711) – $467,500
- 1962 Chevrolet Corvette Custom Topless Roadster “Elegance” (Lot #722) – $385,000
- 2006 Ford GT (Lot #726) – $385,000
- 1962 Mercedes-Benz 190SL Convertible (Lot #712) – $324,500
- 1967 Chevrolet Chevy II Nova SS Custom Coupe (Lot #687) – $297,000
Nearly $3.8 million was raised for charity with the sale of 7 vehicles, including 3 first production and VIN 001 vehicles.
Rick Hendrick, owner of Hendrick Motorsports, purchased a 2009 Ford Shelby GT500 Super Snake from the George Shinn Collection and a 1986 Chevrolet Corvette convertible Indy Pace Car from Mark Pieloch’s American Muscle Car Museum for $1 million to provide relief efforts in Ukraine through Franklin Graham’s Samaritan’s Purse.
An additional $760,000 in donations were made following the winning bid, including $100,000 donations from Carolyn and Craig Jackson, Janie and Steve Davis, Megan and George Shinn, Tetiana and Mark Pieloch, Jeanette and John Staluppi, John Rosatti, and Sam Pack.
The charity vehicles that sold in Palm Beach include:
- 2023 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 First Retail Production Convertible (Lot# 3005) benefiting the Thurgood Marshall College Fund – $1,000,000
- 2022 Ford Bronco Raptor SUV VIN 001 (Lot #3004) benefiting the National Forest Foundation and Outward Bound – $350,000
- 1986 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible Indy Pace Car (Lot # 3003.1) and 2009 Ford Shelby GT500 Super Snake (Lot #3003) benefiting Samaritan’s Purse – $1,000,000 together as a pair, plus an additional $760,000 pledged by donors, totaling $1.76 million
- 2012 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Custom 6×6 Pickup (Lot# 3002) benefiting Can’d Aid – $250,000
- 2023 Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing Collector Series First Production VIN (Lot #3001) benefiting SAE Foundation – $250,000
- 2020 Ford Shelby GT500 (Lot #3000) benefiting John Hopkins Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center – $185,000
“The joy we felt reconnecting with our collector car family in Palm Beach was immeasurable,” said Steve Davis, president of Barrett-Jackson. “We’re so thrilled to be back in Florida and offer some of the very best collectible vehicles with something for every type of collector.”
Barrett-Jackson’s most successful non-Scottsdale automobilia auction featured 412 automobilia pieces selling for more than $1.07 million during the Palm Beach Auction. Among some of the top sales was the large custom-designed O Gauge Train set (Lot 8299.9) that sold for $97,900. The top five automobilia pieces that sold during the Palm Beach Auction include:
- Large Custom Designed O Gauge Train Set (Lot #8299.8) – $97,900
- Porsche Automobiles Neon Sign (Lot #7297) – $51,750
- Sunoco Oil Gilbarco Model #96 Gas Pump (Lot #6291.1) – $37,950
- 1950s Corvette Coin-Operated Kiddie Ride (Lot #7264) – $34,500
- 1928 Ford Wayne Model 515 Gas Pump (Lot #8282.4) – $34,500
Barrett-Jackson’s next collector car auction is at the the Las Vegas Convention Center from June 30 – July 2.