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Results of the 2017 Barrett-Jackson Classic Car Auction in Palm Beach

The 15th annual Barrett-Jackson auction was a big success this year. On April 6-8, 2017 almost 500 classic cars & trucks, vintage vehicles, hot-rods, custom rides and exotic collector cars crossed the auction block in Palm Beach, Florida. There were some amazing vehicles present and we would like to give a special thanks to Barrett Jackson for all the great pictures they captured this year!

The South Florida Fairgrounds once again played host for the event which set new auction records during the 3 day event. Total sales during the auction totaled just over $20 million which was a little down from last year, but an impressive total none-the-less. This year’s auction had a 99.4% sell rate which is incredible!

Automobilia was also going like hotcakes. Almost 300 pieces were auctioned off totaling more then $450,000. This total crushed last year’s automobilia sales by a whopping 28%. It was the restored vintage gas pumps that stole this portion of the show. The top earner in automobilia was a perfectly restored and customized 1926 Boyle-Dayton visible gas pump that sold for $46,000.

The automobilia was incredible, but the real stars of the show were the cars. The top earning vehicles across the auction block were a 2006 Ford GTX1 that sold for a whopping $401,500. The price paid shouldn’t be too surprising considering it is one of only 200 ever made. The next big seller was a 1961 Volkswagen 23-Window Deluxe Microbus that went to the highest bidder at $291,500 . Both of these sales set records at the auction.

Other notable sales were a 1969 Ford Mustang Boss 429 that sold for $291,500 and a 1968 Ford Shelby GT500 KR owned by film star Lee Marvin brought in $220,000. Dale Earnhardt’s #3 1989 Chevrolet Lumina Race Car was also a show stopper and added $220,000 to the days total.

The CEO of Barrett-Jackson, Craig Jackson, had this to say about the event “Our 15th Annual Palm Beach Auction was an incredible follow-up to Scottsdale and will help fuel an already banner auction season that kicked off in January. Each year our Palm Beach auction continues to grow and become the heart for the collector car community in South Florida. We’re grateful for every guest who attended and poured so much energy into this year’s event. We hope they felt a part of the Barrett-Jackson family along with the millions of people who watched live auction coverage worldwide.”

Five cars were auctioned of for charity as well during the Palm Beach event. $515,000 was raised which brings Barrett Jackson ever so close to the $100 million dollar mark ($94 million so far) in total funds they have raised for charities. One of the vehicles sold for charity had a presidential past. The 2009 Ford F-150 King Ranch Super Crew Pickup used to belong George W. Bush. It was a truck he used on his ranch in Crawford, Texas, but was signed by the president and then donated to charity auction to help raise funds. It pulled in $90,000 dollars for charity.

Here is a list of the top ten vehicles sold at the Palm Beach, Barrett-Jackson auction. For a full list of the vehicles on the docket, check out the Barrett Jackson website where you find pictures of every car at the event.

Top 10 Auction Results at Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach 2017

1. 2006 Ford GTX1 (Lot #706) – $401,500

2. 1961 Volkswagen 23-Window Deluxe Microbus (Lot #711) – $291,500

2. 1969 Ford Mustang Boss 429 (Lot #729) – $291,500

4. 1962 Chevrolet Corvette LS3 Custom Convertible (Lot# 722) – $236,500

4. 1988 Lamborghini Countach (Lot #748) – $236,500

6. 1989 Chevrolet Lumina Race Car (Lot #648) – $220,000

6. 1971 Chevrolet Custom K5 Blazer 4×4 (Lot #681) – $220,000

6. 1968 Shelby GT500 KR (Lot #718) – $220,000

9. 1967 Ford Mustang GT Custom Fastback (Lot #707) – $206,800

10. 2010 Ferrari 599 GTB (Lot #732) – $200,200

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