Barrett-Jackson hosted their 16th Annual Palm Beach Auction and according to the auction house, it was their most successful ever with record attendance, the largest number of registered bidders, and record sales results of $39.4 million.
Thanks to Marshall Fancher of Vette-N-Vestments for tabulating the results, we see that 69 Corvettes were sold during the three-day, no-reserve auction for a total of $4.75 million.
We were on the ground at Barrett-Jackson on Saturday and we can say that the upgrades made this year made checking out the cars outside the auction hall even better. A new tent was set up complete with AC to showcase the 145 vehicles from the John Staluppi Cars of Dreams Collection. There was also a new review tent where cars that would come off the block would run through, once again helping to educate and inform attendees about the various vehicles.
We noted a number of C4 ZR-1 Corvettes were offered this year and the results show five ZR-1s were sold. The cheapest of the bunch was a Black 1992 Corvette ZR1 with 45K miles that sold for $19,800. On the other end of the spectrum, a Torch Red 1990 Corvette ZR-1 with 5K miles sold for $44,000. The average ZR-1 price was $31,900.
Another interesting Corvette we came across was a 2000 Corvette GTR Coupe by Spectorwerks that sold for $38,500. The GTR features custom aero panels on the front, side and rear while engine upgrades take the standard 345-hp LS1 to 465-hp. Finished in Millennium Yellow with black leather interior, the car was previously owned by Ken Lingenfelter.
Leading all Corvettes was a Tasco Turquoise 1960 Corvette with the Fuel Injected 283 V8 that sold for $209,000. The matching numbers roadster comes with a four-speed, Posi-traction rear end, power windows, AM Wonder Bar radio and an auxiliary hardtop. The car has scored multiple NCRS Top Flight awards, the Duntov Mark of Excellence, Bloomington Gold, and the Gold Spinner Award.
Top 10 Corvette Sales at Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach
|Lot #||Description||Sold Price|
|712.1||1960 CORVETTE 283/290 FUELIE CONVERTIBLE||$209,000|
|3001||1988 CORVETTE 35TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION *charity||$200,000|
|711||1966 CORVETTE 427/450 CONVERTIBLE||$181,500|
|710||1967 CORVETTE 427/435 CONVERTIBLE||$176,000|
|733||1963 CORVETTE 327/360 SPLIT-WINDOW FUELIE||$165,000|
|694.1||1963 CORVETTE 327/340 SPLIT-WINDOW COUPE||$154,000|
|700||1969 CORVETTE 427/400 CONVERTIBLE||$137,500|
|702||1957 CORVETTE 283/270 CONVERTIBLE||$134,200|
|712||1967 CORVETTE 427/390 CONVERTIBLE||$129,800|
|649||1966 CORVETTE 427/390||$121,000|
Barrett-Jackson’s next auction is the Northeast Auction held June 20-23 at the Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, Connecticut.
As we were on the ground, we have a photo gallery to share! Check out these great Corvettes that were offered during Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach: