Barrett-Jackson, The World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions®, will offer an amazing selection of collectible convertibles and roadsters in the Sunshine State during the 16th Annual Palm Beach Auction, April 12-15, 2018. Among some of the most anticipated convertibles already consigned to cross the auction block at the South Florida Fairgrounds is a Volcano Red ’13 McLaren MP4-12C (Lot #726) with only 305 actual miles and a Cortez Gold ’71 Buick GS Stage 1 (Lot #424) muscle car, which is one of only 72 Stage 1 automatic convertibles built.
Open air motoring has long been a favorite in sunny Florida, making our Palm Beach Auction the perfect place to find the ideal convertible,” said Craig Jackson, chairman and CEO of Barrett-Jackson. “In addition to offering a driving experience that creates the ultimate connection with the road, drop-tops also offer unique opportunities for collectibility. Even more special for this year’s auction is the vast selection of convertibles from the John Staluppi Cars of Dreams Collection. This will certainly be one of the year’s best opportunities for collectors of every level to find the convertible of their dreams.”
The docket of covetous convertibles crossing the block in Palm Beach includes a ’55 Packard Caribbean Convertible (preview), which is #244 of 500 produced and is finished in Rose Quartz, Gray Pearl Poly and Jade White. A great addition to any collection is a highly optioned ’72 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme Convertible (Lot #648.1), which is one of 1,171 convertibles made for 1972 and includes a matching-numbers 455ci engine mated to a Turbo 400 automatic transmission. A ’67 Chevrolet Corvette 427/390 Convertible (preview) has all of the charm of a classic Corvette with a complete frame-off restoration and modern upgrades like Bluetooth radio.
“Our Palm Beach Auction guests are going to be treated to an incredible docket of top-down driving vehicles,” said Steve Davis, president of Barrett-Jackson. “We’ll have convertibles represented from every decade from the fabulous 1950s to the latest, hottest supercars. We especially look forward to watching some of the best examples of classic American convertibles cross the block from the John Staluppi Cars of Dream Collection.”
Staluppi’s collection will include some truly remarkable convertibles and roadsters, including an original ’68 Shelby GT500 convertible (Lot #714), which is one of just 402 convertibles built in 1968. A true head-turning roadster is a show-quality ’30 Ford Hi-Boy Custom Roadster (Lot #688.1) that was a no-expense-spared custom build by Tom Beard. Also included in the Cars of Dreams Collection is a multiple award-winning ’60 Chevrolet Corvette 283/290 Fuelie Convertible, which is finished in a one-year-only Tasco Turquoise with matching interior.
The Preview 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.