If you’re like me, you can’t just hop on the next airplane and fly to Palm Beach for this weekend’s Barrett-Jackson auction. But you can log on, watch the excitement, and bid from your couch via Proxibid. With more than 600 vehicles selling at No Reserve in this auction, you won’t want to miss it! Plus, our friends at Barrett-Jackson tell us the auction has sold out—so really Proxibid is the ONLY way to bid if you haven’t already purchased your ticket for this event.
What to expect at the auction? With three days and more than 600 vehicles up for bid, it can be tough to know what to pay attention to. A few highlights I think you should know about….
Three vehicles will be auctioned off for charity at this year’s Palm Beach Auction, with funds benefitting the Wounded Warrior Project, Jeff Gordon’s Children’s Foundation, and Reach Out Worldwide. One hundred percent of the hammer price from the auction of each charity car sold during the Palm Beach Auction will be donated to these organizations. Over the last 48 years, Barrett-Jackson has helped raise nearly $115million for charities across the country, and this auction is no exception.
On Thursday, a 2015 Petty’s Garage Ford Mustang GT (Lot #3000) will be sold with 100 percent of the hammer price benefiting Wounded Warrior Project. On Friday, a 2009 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 (Lot #3001) will cross the block, with 100 percent of the hammer price benefiting Jeff Gordon’s Children’s Foundation. This car was owned by NASCAR Hall of Fame driver Jeff Gordon. And on Saturday, “Dearborn Doll,” a 2010 Ford Mustang AV-X10 Custom Coupe (Lot #3002) will cross the block, with 100 percent of the hammer price benefiting Reach Out WorldWide. This one-of-one build, aviation-inspired Mustang emphasizes the connection with the famous P-51 Mustang aircraft from WWII fame and other aircraft from this era.
Chip Watkins Collection
The Chip Watkins Collection features 16 vehicles, representing seven decades of automotive performance, including a 1958 Chevrolet Corvette Custom Roadster (Lot #748) featuring an LS2 engine, Corvette C4 polished suspension with coilovers, power disc brakes and a Dana 44 rear end.
The Palm Beach Auction features a fantastic selection of hard-to-find, low mileage American muscle cars from the 1990s and 2000s. My favorite is Lot 674.1, number 73 of only 107 1993 Ford Mustang Cobra Rs produced.
Check out the auction and be sure to register to bid. This is one event you won’t want to miss