Barrett-Jackson Heads to Palm Beach Following a Strong Start to 45th Anniversary Year

  • Barrett-Jackson heads to Palm Beach for the company’s 14th Annual
    Auction at the South Florida Fairgrounds April 8-10, 2016
  • Docket highlights include one of only seven supercharged F-Code 1957
    Ford Fairlane 500 Skyliners with a retractable hardtop (preview)
    and a 1957 Ford Thunderbird F-Code Convertible (preview)
  • A 2006 Ford GT Heritage Edition with less than 5 actual miles (preview)
    and a 2005 Porsche Carrera GT (preview)
    will be among the top supercars in Palm Beach

PALM BEACH, Fla.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–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.

For more information on becoming a bidder, follow the link to http://www.Barrett-Jackson.com/Bidder/Home.

About The Barrett-Jackson Auction Company

Established in 1971 and headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona,
Barrett-Jackson, The World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions®,
is the leader in collector car auctions and automotive lifestyle events.
The company produces auctions in Scottsdale, Arizona; Palm Beach,
Florida; at Mohegan Sun in Connecticut, and Las Vegas, Nevada. With
broadcast partners, Velocity and Discovery Channel, Barrett-Jackson will
feature live television coverage in 2016, including broadcasts in over
100 countries internationally. Barrett-Jackson also endorses a
one-of-a-kind collector car insurance for collector vehicles and other
valued belongings. For more information about Barrett-Jackson, visit http://www.barrett-jackson.com,or
call 480-421-6694.

Contacts

Corporate Communications:
Barrett-Jackson
Rodney Scearce,
480-306-8253
Senior Media Relations Supervisor
RScearce@Barrett-Jackson.com
or
Automotive
Media:
TimePiece PR & Marketing on behalf of Barrett-Jackson
Aaron
Cook, 214-520-3430
ACook@TPRM.com