Barrett-Jackson, The World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions®, is ushering in an impressive cavalcade of custom collector vehicles during the 16th Annual Palm Beach Auction, April 12-15, 2018, at the South Florida Fairgrounds. One of the grand marshals of this custom parade includes a spectacular ’69 Chevrolet Camaro RS Custom Coupe (Lot #649.1) that just finished a six-figure late-2017 build. The car features a brand-new GM LS3 450hp engine with new GM 4L60E transmission, Gen 5 interior and less than 100 miles since completion.
“We have an unbelievable group of beautifully built customs coming to this year’s Palm Beach Auction,” said Craig Jackson, chairman and CEO of Barrett-Jackson. “Well-built customs have been in high demand over the last several years. They offer the nostalgia of yesteryear, but feature the performance and technology that we love in modern vehicles. Our Florida event will be a custom collector’s dream and will include vehicles from every decade since the 1930s.”
Among the top customs set to cross the block in Palm Beach at No Reserve is a ’57 Chevrolet Bel Air Custom Convertible (Lot #719) nicknamed “Night Life” and restored by renowned Patrick’s Classy Cars of Phoenix. From the Cars of Dreams Collection, it features a GT Sport Chassis by Art Morrison, along with a Hot Cam LS3 engine with a 4L80 transmission and Jet Hot coated dual exhaust. Traveling back to the prewar era, a ’33 Ford Custom Coupe (Lot #695.1) is the product of a professional, no-expense-spared build. It features smoothed running boards with integrated full wraparound rear apron, VDO instrumentation, leather-trimmed billet steering wheel and custom audio system.
“Customs have been a popular choice among collectors for many years,” said Steve Davis, president of Barrett-Jackson. “For years, Barrett-Jackson has attracted the absolute best-of-the-best of custom builders and put their vehicles in front of an international TV audience. There’s no doubt Palm Beach will present another unique opportunity to see some of the most incredible custom vehicles around.”
An additional featured custom selling at No Reserve in Palm Beach is a ’56 Chevrolet Bel Air Custom Convertible (Lot #709.1) finished in deep Candy Blue and silver with a silver glove leather interior. Part of the Cars of Dreams Collection, it is customized with 4-wheel power disc brakes, ice-cold air conditioning and a stereo system with iPod and XM capabilities.
Other customs set to cross the block, all at No Reserve, during the 16th Annual Auction include:
- ’70 Plymouth ’Cuda Custom Coupe (Lot #655) – Multiple award-winner known as “Hemicudzter”
- ’65 Chevrolet Corvette Custom Coupe (Lot #692) – High-quality frame-off custom build featuring a 2001 Z06 LS6 fuel-injected 5.7-liter V8 engine and 6-speed manual transmission
- ’55 Chevrolet 210 Custom 2-Door Post (Lot #745) – Stellar custom powered by a Chevrolet Performance ZZ502 crate engine mated to a 4L60E automatic transmission with a TCI controller
- ’70 Dodge Challenger Custom Convertible (Lot #687.1) – Rotisserie-build with a 6.4-liter HEMI engine, Legendary interior with a custom console and navigation system/backup camera
The Vehicle Docket for the 2018 Palm Beach Auction, along with additional event details, are now available at Barrett-Jackson.com. For more information on becoming a bidder for the 2018 Palm Beach Auction, including the John Staluppi Cars of Dreams Collection and the South Florida Collection, follow the link to www.Barrett-Jackson.com/bid.