We recently scooted over to our very first official coverage of the 2013 Barrett-Jackson auction this past weekend in Palm Beach, Florida. We were in for quite a surprise. A good one, mind you. There was a lot to look at- outside there were tents filled with cars sold and ready to be sold, inside the auction was taking place on the main stage, along with a large section of Ford and GM cars (of course) and at one point I got lost and decided the only logical thing to do was sit at a bench and eat a hot dog. It was ok.
But anyhoo, we managed to take a lot of pictures, talk to a few locals- oh, and watch the auction. Here’s seven rides we just couldn’t get enough of.
2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Convertible
That’s right, one-million smackaroos. Purchased by none other than Rick Hendrick (he also bought the first Corvette Stingray at $1.1M). Officially auctioned off on Friday night, the whopping $1M ‘Vette left the stage with all proceeds going to charity.
Sergio Marchionne’s Dodge Challenger SRT8
While it may not have been the best looking, or even fastest car of the weekend, Sergio Marchionne’s custom Dodge Challenger SRT8 went under the hammer at an impressive $175,000. All of which, headed to charity as well.
1966 Austin-Healey 300 Mark III BJ8 Convertible
I’ve always been a fan of things that are happy and British (ie: McLaren P1, Mr. Bean, etc.), especially this gorgeous 1966 Austin-Healey. A 300 Mark III BJ8 convertible to be more exact. The 150-hp, 4-speed Brit is about as pretty as it gets, and that icy blue paint job makes it that much more desirable.
1950 Ford F-1 Pickup
We came across this gorgeous- again, gorgeous- 1950 Ford F-1 Pickup. It sold for a nice $52K thanks to some classic paint, an art deco styling and just being all-around awesome to look at.
1972 Ford Mustang Mach 1
How much would you pay for a ’72 Mustang Mach 1? $50, $60,000 maybe? Me too. But apparently, some lucky bloke walked off the lot with a Mach 1 for only $18K; are you serious?!? The 351 V8 and 3-speed manual transmission combined have only racked up 85,000 miles, and considering only 413 of the black and yellow were ever made, we’re shocked it went so low.
1988 Dodge Shadow Shelby CSX-T Coupe
Ok, this one is kind of weird, but it’s the only one I saw. Actually, this is the only one I’ve ever seen in my entire life; a 1988 Dodge Shadow Shelby CSX-T Coupe, one of only 1,001. The 2.2L 175-hp 4-Cylinder wasn’t all that impressive, but it was a Shelby, and that’s all that mattered.
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