Cars & Auto

Palm Beach Barrett-Jackson Bringing Serious Muscle

The Palm Beach Barrett-Jackson car auction is still accepting consignments for their April 7 through the 9th 2022 car auction. A selection of rare high-end muscle cars will be in the auction from the American Muscle Car Museum. A press release from March 7th profiles some of the collections that will be available to be bid on.

Collectors Dashboard evaluates high-end collectibles as an alternative asset class. This means collectibles are attracting the same capital that could have been invested into stocks or bonds. Many collectibles like high-end cars now cost tens of thousands of dollars (or much more). The museum climate controlled environment the cars of the American Muscle Car Museum have existed in speaks to the highest level of collector who has a passion to own a collectible for years. Will they be competing directly against investors whose only goal is to make a profit from it in the future?

We have featured some of the spectacular prize cars from the museum with descriptions provided by the press release, and others listed below without descriptions are also going to turn some heads. The images are also from Barrett-Jackson’s auction info.

1968 Yenko Super Camaro with matching-numbers from the American Muscle Car Museum Collection selling with no reserve. According to the Barrett Jackson press release:

“The 1968 Yenko Super Camaro is powered by its 427/450hp engine and is backed by an M21 4-speed manual transmission. Numbered YS8013, this premier muscle car received a professional rotisserie restoration and is heavily documented including the original Yenko new car invoice, the original bill of sale, shipping records, dealer worksheet, registration, Protect-O-Plate and titles, sales documents, dealer notifications and a certificate of authenticity from Jerry MacNeish. It has been featured in numerous automotive publications, is a Concours d’ Elegance of America award winner and was once owned by legendary professional wrestler Bill Goldberg.”

1955 Chevrolet Bel Air convertible finished in Gypsy Red with a beige interior, no reserve. According to the press release the car is powered by its matching-numbers 265ci V8 engine mated to a 3-speed manual transmission with overdrive. Featuring 35 factory options, it includes a Continental Kit, wire wheel covers, power steering, power seat, power brakes, power windows and signal-seeking Wonderbar radio.

1958 Chevrolet Impala convertible powered by a 348ci/315hp engine with tri-power carburetion backed by a Powerglide automatic transmission. Optioned with factory air conditioning, power steering and power brakes, this Impala was restored to as-original condition.

1959 Ford Fairlane 500 Galaxie Skyliner with a retractable hardtop roof is also a part of the American Muscle Car Museum Collection selling with No Reserve. Powered by a 352ci V8, this matching-numbers Skyliner is an Antique Automobile Club of America National Show Winner. It has received a professional rotisserie restoration and is presented in a two-tone Indian Turquoise and white exterior with a matching turquoise and white interior.

1968 Chevrolet Corvette convertible 427/400 that has been on display in the museum since 1994 will find a new home in Palm Beach when it is also sold with No Reserve. Powered by an L68 427ci big block topped with tri-power carburetors and backed by an automatic transmission, this Corvette received a professional rotisserie restoration and comes with both hard and soft tops.

Other cars from the museum in the auction are listed as follows:

– 1966 Plymouth HEMI Satellite Coupe

– 1969 Chevrolet Chevelle SS 396 Convertible

– 1969 Mercury Cyclone 428 Cobra Jet Fastback

– 1976 Cadillac Coupé De Ville

– 1986 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible Indy Pace Car

– 1991 Chevrolet Silverado Custom Dale Earnhardt Edition Pickup

– 1994 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 Custom Dale Earnhardt Edition

– 1998 Chevrolet Monte Carlo Custom Dale Earnhardt Edition

– 2010 Chevrolet Corvette Custom Dale Earnhardt Special Edition

Barrett-Jackson is still accepting consignments to expand this list. Investors and collectors have opportunity in the form of museum quality climate controlled piece of mind when bidding. Barrett-Jackson provided a video with the owner of the museum and the building where the cars are housed and cared for was built to Nasa specs. Storing the space shuttle or your rare muscle car is a personal preference dependent on the caliber of investor.