Barrett-Jackson heads to Palm Springs for spectacular 15th anniversary sale

Joes Garage

Joes Garage

2017-03-07 15:12:18

Barrett-Jackson will celebrate their 15th anniversary in Palm Beach next month, as they return to Florida with a spectacular docket of collector cars.

Amongst the leading lots are several ZO6 Corvettes offered directly from the Chevrolet Collection.

The six cars were all used exclusively as marketing and promotion vehicles across the U.S, and come with low mileage and low VINs that make them highly desirable to collectors.

They include two 2016 Chevrolet Corvette Z06s, VIN 001 and 002, and a 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 VIN 005 – all offered at No reserve.

Another star lot will be a 1968 Shelby GT500KR formerly owned by movie legend Lee Marvin. One of only 231 examples delivered new in May 1968 in Acapulco Blue, the car comes equipped with a C6 Select automatic transmission, power steering, power brakes and air conditioning.

Having been completely restored, the car has less than 50,000 miles from new and also features Carroll Shelby’s autograph and a personal message to Marvin himself.

(Images: Barrett-Jackson)

(Images: Barrett-Jackson)

Further highlights from a diverse line-up include a highly rare 1961 Volkswagen 23-Window Deluxe Microbus, beautifully restored and complete with the original safari windshields; and an iconic 1996 Porsche 911 Turbo, offered fresh from a recent exhibition at the Porsche Cars North America museum.

"Our Palm Beach Auctions continue to demonstrate the growing enthusiasm for collectible vehicles at all ends of the spectrum," said Steve Davis, president of Barrett-Jackson. “
"From prewar classics to the latest muscle, we will have an amazing selection. We’re especially thrilled that Chevrolet has selected Barrett-Jackson to auction their promotional Z06 Corvettes. It is rare for GM to make them available to collectors. We’re proud that Chevrolet chose to have them sell on our block in Palm Beach."

In addition to the auction, the three-day event will host numerous attractions including Ford and Chevrolet Ride ’N Drives, Dodge Thrill Rides and 'Behind the Hobby' Collector Car Symposiums.

"We’ve assembled top experts to share their knowledge with our guests," said Craig Jackson, chairman and CEO of Barrett-Jackson. "These symposiums are just one way for people to learn more about the collector car hobby.

"We go to great lengths to create fun events so each of our guests can take home lasting memories, invaluable knowledge and, of course, their dream collector vehicle."

The Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach sale takes place at the South Florida Fairgrounds on April 6-8.

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