PALM BEACH, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--#barrettjackson--Barrett-Jackson,

The World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions®, was a star-studded event

that featured celebrity guests from across the entertainment and sports

industries, record attendance, record auction sales and the largest

number of registered bidders for any Palm Beach auction. Three

impressive collections were sold at the 16th annual auction, highlighted

by renowned collector and philanthropist John Staluppi’s highly

coveted Cars of Dreams vehicles, which all sold at No Reserve.

Celebrities who flocked to the four-day auction included Jimmy De

Martini, fiddler with the Zac Brown Band, as well as Hollywood icon Burt

Reynolds, who greeted fans, signed autographs and encouraged bidding on

the block for three Pontiac Trans Ams. Other celebrity guests included

actor Alfie Wise, North Carolina Panthers head coach Ron Rivera, NASCAR

legend Rick Hendrick and former NFL wide receiver Reggie Wayne.

In total, 692 vehicles sold, nearly all at No Reserve, for more than

$38.3 million, while 380 pieces of automobilia brought in over $702,000,

and $450,000 was raised through the sale of charity vehicles, bringing

the total auction sales to more than $39.4 million. This year’s auction

also attracted more than 700 new bidders, a new record for Palm Beach.

In addition, there was an impressive showing from the international

community, including vehicle consignments from Brazil and Italy.

Our guests have made the Palm Beach Auction such an electrifying

event year after year,” said Craig

Jackson, chairman and CEO of Barrett-Jackson. “We were especially

honored to be trusted to auction three incredible collections, including

the ‘Cars of Dreams’ owned by our good friends Jeanette and John

Staluppi. Their 145 vehicles, which all sold at No Reserve, represented

some of the finest examples of ’50s, ’60s and ’70s-era American cars. It

was a pleasure working alongside John and Jeanette to find new homes for

the vehicles in his remarkable collection, and we so appreciate their

philanthropic support of our charity efforts over the years.”

At the beginning of the week, Barrett-Jackson kicked off its 16th Annual

Palm Beach Auction with a special parade featuring vehicles from John

Staluppi’s Cars of Dreams Collection. During the four-day auction, 145

vehicles from the collection sold for $13.96 million.

The top 10 vehicles sold during the four-day 2018 Barrett-Jackson Palm

Beach Auction included:

  1. 2012 Lexus LFA Nurburgring Edition (Lot
    ) - $770,000

  2. 1959 DeSoto Adventurer Convertible* (Lot
    ) - $330,000

  3. 1970 Plymouth Superbird (Lot
    )* - $286,000

  4. 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air Custom Convertible (Lot
    )* - $275,000

  5. 2006 Ford GT (Lot
    ) - $244,200

  6. 1959 Cadillac El Dorado Convertible (Lot
    )* - $231,000

  7. 1957 DeSoto Adventurer Convertible (Lot
    )* - $231,000

  8. 1956 DeSoto Fireflite Convertible (Lot
    )* - $225,500

  9. 1959 Dodge Custom Royal Super D-500 Convertible (Lot
    )* - $220,000

  10. 1960 Chevrolet Corvette 283/290 Fuelie Convertible (Lot
    )* - $209,000

*From the John Staluppi Cars of Dreams Collection

Several auction sale world records were also set by vehicles from the

Cars of Dreams Collection including “Herbie”, a 1963 Volkswagen Beetle (Lot

#703) that sold for $128,700; a 1970 Superbird (Lot

#708), which sold for $286,000; a 1959 Desoto Adventurer Convertible

#718.1), which sold for $330,000; and a 1966 Ford Good Humor Truck (Lot

#392.1) that sold for $117,700.

Automobilia sales during this year’s event were among the best recorded

to date in Palm Beach, with restored gas pumps and porcelain neon signs

among the most sought-after pieces. Top automobilia sales included:

  • Richfield gas station island with rare A.O. Smith matching electric
    gas pumps (Lot
    ) - $36,800

  • 1940s used cars single-sided neon porcelain dealership sign (Lot
    ) - $26,450

  • 1940-50s Pontiac Automobiles double-sided neon porcelain dealership
    sign (Lot
    ) - $25,875

Barrett-Jackson also continued raising funds and awareness for deserving

charities with the sale of a 2006 Ferrari F430 Spider (Lot

#3000) previously owned by Zac Brown Band fiddler Jimmy De Martini.

With De Martini on the auction block, the Ferrari sold on Friday for

$250,000, with 100 percent of the hammer price benefiting Camp Southern

Ground. On Saturday, the 35th Anniversary Corvette (Lot

#3001), which raised $350,000 in Scottsdale, sold again for $200,000

to benefit the American Heart Association. Renowned philanthropists

Jeanette and John Staluppi were the winning bidders, and generously

donated the Corvette back to be sold at a future auction. To date, the

Corvette has helped raise $550,000 as part of Barrett-Jackson’s yearlong

Driven Hearts charity initiative.

“This year’s Palm Beach Auction is proof that it’s a golden age for car

enthusiasts and collectors,” said Steve

Davis, president of Barrett-Jackson. “We are so thankful for our

guests who joined us in Florida and spread their enthusiasm for this

great hobby that we all love. We especially appreciate those who

contributed to our efforts to raise money for charity. Together we

raised $450,000 to help the American Heart Association and Camp Southern

Ground move the needle on helping those they support.”

Barrett-Jackson’s Northeast

Auction will be held June 20-23, 2018, at Mohegan Sun in Uncasville,

Conn. For more information on becoming a bidder for the 2018 Northeast

To submit an application to consign at the 2018 Northeast Auction, click

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 and automotive lifestyle events, which include

authentic automobilia auctions and the sale of high-profile estates and

private collections. 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 features extensive live

television coverage, including broadcasts in over 150 countries

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