After a three-year hiatus, Barrett-Jackson made a triumphant return to the Florida auction scene with the Palm Beach 2022 Auction. The three-day sale concluded with $60.7m in total sales, of which $59.6m of that amount came from the sale of 676 no-reserve vehicles. Barrett-Jackson also had its most successful non-Scottsdale automobilia auction in Palm Beach, selling 412 pieces for $1.07m. The top automobilia lot was a Large Custom Designed O Gauge Train Set at $102,350.
Here, the venerable Ford GT again topped the sales list. This time, the top three non-charity sales were filled by the GT. A 2020 Ford GT Carbon Series at $1.54m nabbed the top spot followed by a 2018 Ford GT ’67 Heritage Edition at $1.43m in second place. Third was a 2006 Ford GT Heritage Edition at $704,000. A second 2006 GT also broke into the top ten, landing at number eight with a selling price of $385k — a relative bargain in comparison.
The majority of the other top sales were from Chevrolet — especially custom Chevys. Most notably, a 1960 Chevrolet custom convertible named “Silver Bullet” and a rotisserie-restored 1968 Chevrolet Yenko Super Camaro. The custom Corvette was created by Denny’s Bowtie Restorations and is powered by a 6.2-L LT4 V8 that pumps out 670 horsepower and 660 ft-lbs of torque. The Yenko Camaro was previously owned by Bill Goldberg and sold with a Certificate of Authenticity from Jerry MacNeish. The two cars sold for $550k and $533,500 respectively.
Barrett-Jackson raised $3.8m for charity in Palm Beach. A 2009 Ford Shelby GT500 Super Snake from the George Shinn Collection and a 1986 Chevrolet Corvette convertible Indy Pace Car from Mark Pieloch’s American Muscle Car Museum Collection were auctioned off on Friday, with proceeds going to help humanitarian relief in Ukraine. The pair sold for $1m with an additional $760k in donations collected for the cause after bidding ended taking the total to $1.76m