Barrett-Jackson's recent 2022 Palm Beach Auction is one for the record books. The auction house says the auction, held earlier in April, was its most successful Palm Beach auction ever. Barrett-Jackson sold 676 vehicles, all with No Reserve, for over $59.6 million, including nearly $3.8 million for charity. It was also Barrett-Jackson's most successful non-Scottsdale automobilia auction: 412 pieces of authentic automobilia brought in more than $1.07 million.
Total auction sales exceeded $60.7 million with a 100-percent sell-through rate and over 80 world-record auction sales. Florida Governor Ron DeSantis also attended the auction for the sale of two charity vehicles to support humanitarian relief efforts in Ukraine.
“Coming in to Palm Beach our goal was to build on the momentum that we created during our Scottsdale sale, and we delivered that in spades,” said Craig Jackson, chairman and CEO of Barrett-Jackson. “It’s been three years since we’ve hosted our auction in Florida and this week was an enormously successful return with our best Palm Beach Auction in Barrett-Jackson history. While we celebrated countless milestones this year, the highlight was hosting Florida Governor Ron DeSantis who helped us raise $1.76 million to support Franklin Graham’s Samaritan’s Purse and humanitarian relief efforts in Ukraine.”
Top 10 Non-Charity Vehicle Sales
This 2020 Ford GT Carbon Series sold for $1,540,000. Photo: Barrett-Jackson.
- 2020 Ford GT Carbon Series – $1.54 million
- 2018 Ford GT ’67 Heritage Edition from the Cars of Dreams Collection – $1.43 million
- 2006 Ford GT Heritage Edition – $704,000
- 1960 Chevrolet Corvette Custom Convertible – $550,000
- 1968 Chevrolet Yenko Super Camaro 427/450 from the American Muscle Car Museum Collection – $533,500
- 1961 Chevrolet Corvette Custom Convertible – $467,500
- 1962 Chevrolet Corvette Custom Topless Roadster “Elegance” – $385,000
- 2006 Ford GT – $385,000
- 1962 Mercedes-Benz 190SL Convertible – $324,500
- 1967 Chevrolet Chevy II Nova SS Custom Coupe – $297,000
Celebs attending the auction included actor Sylvester Stallone, Super Bowl Champion and six-time NFL Pro-Bowl wide receiver Reggie Wayne, UFC Hall of Famer Rich “Ace” Franklin, Florida State Senator Tom Wright, Vanilla Ice, Ant Anstead and Captain Lee Rosbach.
Charity Vehicle Sales
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis assisted in the sale of two charity cars benefiting Samaritan’s Purse, supporting humanitarian relief efforts in Ukraine. Credit: Barrett-Jackson.
Seven vehicles were sold for charity - raising nearly $3.8 million for various charitable causes. Vehicles included the three first production and VIN 001 vehicles.
A 2009 Ford Shelby GT500 Super Snake from the George Shinn Collection and the 1986 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible Indy Pace Car from Mark Pieloch’s American Muscle Car Museum Collection were auctioned off as a pair. Rick Hendrick, owner of Hendrick Motorsports, bought both vehicles for $1 million to provide humanitarian relief efforts in Ukraine through Franklin Graham’s Samaritan’s Purse. An additional $760,000 in donations were made following the winning bid, including $100,000 donations from Carolyn and Craig Jackson, Janie and Steve Davis, Megan and George Shinn, Tetiana and Mark Pieloch, Jeanette and John Staluppi, John Rosatti, and Sam Pack.
The charity vehicles that sold in Palm Beach include:
- 2023 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 First Retail Production Convertible benefiting the Thurgood Marshall College Fund – $1,000,000
- 2022 Ford Bronco Raptor SUV VIN 001 benefiting the National Forest Foundation and Outward Bound – $350,000
- 1986 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible Indy Pace Car and 2009 Ford Shelby GT500 Super Snake benefiting Samaritan’s Purse – $1,000,000 together as a pair, plus an additional $760,000 pledged by donors, totaling $1.76 million
- 2012 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Custom 6×6 Pickup benefiting Can’d Aid – $250,000
- 2023 Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing Collector Series First Production VIN benefiting SAE Foundation – $250,000
- 2020 Ford Shelby GT500 benefiting John Hopkins Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center – $185,000
To date, Barrett-Jackson says it's helped raise over $147.9 million for charitable organizations around the world.
“The joy we felt reconnecting with our collector car family in Palm Beach was immeasurable,” said Steve Davis, president of Barrett-Jackson. “We’re so thrilled to be back in Florida and offer some of the very best collectible vehicles with something for every type of collector. Over the three days, we continued to see a high demand for Resto-Mod vehicles, trucks and SUVs. These Resto-Mods are bringing a renewed interest in the original versions of the classics, which is bringing new people into the hobby. We’re so excited to keep this momentum growing as we head to Las Vegas in June.”
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Photo Credit: Barrett-Jackson/Chevrolet.