Barrett-Jackson, The World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions, is heading to Palm Beach, Florida, for the company’s 14th Annual Palm Beach Auction from April 8-10, 2016, at the South Florida Fairgrounds. This year’s docket will feature a broad range of vintage, custom, supercars and late model vehicles. Some early consignments include a rare 1957 Ford Skyliner F-Code Retractable Hardtop (preview) and an extremely low-mileage 2006 Ford GT Heritage Edition still in the wrapper (preview).
“This year’s Scottsdale auction kicked off our 45th Anniversary year with one of the strongest events in company history,” said Craig Jackson, chairman and CEO of Barrett-Jackson.“We’re excited to continue that momentum with our Palm Beach auction in April and we have an exciting weekend planned for what has become a true world-class lifestyle event in South Florida.”
Among the hotly anticipated vehicles is an exceptional 1957 Ford Skyliner F-Code Retractable Hardtop (preview). This Skyliner is one of only seven Fairlane 500s built with a supercharged F-Code 300 brake horsepower, 312ci overhead-valve V8 engine with a retractable hardtop. The original owner campaigned this vehicle at top-level drag races and won the national championship for its class in 1957 and 1958.
A 1957 Ford Thunderbird F-Code Convertible (preview) is the perfect complement to the 1957 Skyliner. This F-bird is one of only 205 also fitted with the supercharged F-Code 300 brake horsepower, 312ci overhead-valve V8 engine. It has been meticulously restored and is finished in a rare Flame Red exterior.
“Our Palm Beach auction has become an annual tradition for automotive enthusiasts and collector car fans alike,” said Steve Davis, president of Barrett-Jackson. “The greatest part of our success in Palm Beach is a result of our incredible docket of cars. No other auction company brings the diversity and quality of collector cars to the area like Barrett-Jackson.”
Supercars are always among the most sought-after vehicles in Palm Beach. This year’s docket features a 2006 Ford GT Heritage Edition (preview) still in the wrapper. With less than 5 actual miles on this vehicle’s odometer, finding one of the 343 Heritage Editions this pristine is extremely rare. Also included in the Palm Beach auction docket is a 2005 Porsche Carrera GT (preview) mid-engine supercar putting out 605 horsepower with its 5.7-liter V10 and 6-speed manual transmission. Only 1,270 units of the Carrera GT were ever produced, making this a rare opportunity to own one of the most sought-after supercars.