West Palm Beach hosts classic car auction

April 5, 2012 by  

Running from today, April 5th to Saturday, April 7th, one the country’s more exclusive car auction dealers, Barrett-Jackson, will be holding its 10th annual classic car auction at the South Florida Fairgrounds in West Palm Beach. The company has no doubt used flyer printing and poster printing to attract as many people in the area to the auction.

Barrett-Jackson, based in Scottsdale, Arizona, is known for its classic cars that are more at the high range of the spectrum, such as a 1962 Chevrolet Corvette and a 1966 Shelby GT350. According to Craig Jackson, the general manager of the company since 1979, Barrett-Jackson offers an electric mix of cars that people find fun and want to get out and drive.

About 60,000 people are expected to attend the auction. Hours will be from 2 p.m. to 8p.m. on Thursday and Friday and on Saturday from 11a.m. to 8 p.m. There will be 450 cars for sale at the auction and will include such classics as a 1958 Chevrolet Impala Convertible, a 1958 Cadillac Eldorado Brougham and a 1956 Ford F-100 Custom Pickup.

Jackson pointed out that a 1954 Buick Skylark will probably draw the most attention. Depending on the economy, the car has sold for between $175,000 and $300,000.

A Centennial Edition of the Corvette Z06 will be auctioned by Chevrolet with proceeds of the sale going to the Austin Hatcher Foundation for Pediatric Cancer. This particular car will be the 100th Corvette of the season to roll of the assembly line.