Barrett-Jackson Puts Rare and Exotic Cars on the Auction Block

  • 1947 Bentley Mark VI
  • 1970 Chevy Chevelle
  • 1969 Chevy Camaro
  • 1966 Austin Healey MK3
  • 1968 Shelby GT 500E Continuation

Barrett-Jackson auto auctions began humbly with a small charitable auto show in the 60s. Now, almost five decades later, the Scottsdale-based auction company hosts four highly anticipated shows across the country each year. The next big auction, to be held April 4 to 6, will offer hundreds of rare and exotic cars at Barrett-Jackson’s 11th annual Palm Beach auction, located on the South Florida Fairgrounds. Highlights include a 1947 Bentley Mark VI with a Chevy V-8 engine and a 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle SS396 Coupe striped in Daytona yellow and black, which features a 350 hp V-8 and a 4-speed manual transmission. Also keep an eye out for the 1968 Shelby GT 500E Continuation. This licensed Shelby American underwent comes complete with a custom leather interior as well as racing harnesses. An all-alloy 7-liter V-8 and a Tremec 5-speed manual transmission power the classic muscle car, which also features a Currie-built nodular 9-inch rear end.

The 2013 Palm Beach auction follows Barrett-Jackson’s 42nd annual Scottsdale show from January, which grossed nearly $109 million over its six days—a figure that ties the company’s pre-recession record set in 2007. (480.421.6694, http://www.barrett-jackson.com/)

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