Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach 2019 Auction Recap

"Marilyn," the stunning 1947 Buick Super 8 Convertible Coupe driving onto the auction block. She was the top seller at Barrett-Jackson's Palm Beach 2019 auction, garnering a winning bid of $412,500 (including buyer's premium).

After three action-packed days from Thursday, April 11th to Saturday the 13th, Barrett-Jackson once again proved why it is likely the world’s most famous collector-car auction company, selling 632 vehicles for over $30.18 million. Perhaps what is more noteworthy is Barrett-Jackson’s stunning 98.9 percent sell-through rate for vehicles. In addition, 258 pieces of automobilia (collectibles and memorabilia) were sold for nearly $500,000 and three charity vehicles garnered $550,000, bringing total sales for the three-day extravaganza to $31.2 million.

Wild resto-mods continued to be strong sellers at Palm Beach, as were today’s exotic supercars. Performance cars from the 1980s and 1990s also did very well, clearly reflecting demographic shifts in the marketplace. While Barrett-Jackson’s Palm Beach auction attracted a record number of vehicle consignments – 632, quality of vehicles was strong, once again proving that top quality brings top dollar. As not only an auction but more an automotive lifestyle event, Barrett-Jackson drew nearly 1,500 registered bidders and thousands of spectators.

Barrett-Jackson’s Palm Beach Top 10:
1. 1947 Buick Super 8 Custom Convertible (Lot #735) sold for $412,500
2. 2012 Lexus LFA (Lot #742) sold for $352,000
3. 2018 McLaren 720s (Lot #743) sold for $324,500
4. 2017 Rolls-Royce Silver Dawn Convertible (Lot #749) 297,000
5. 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air Custom Hardtop (Lot #731) $286,000
6. 2017 Dodge Viper ACR (Lot #722) sold for $286,000
7. 2005 Ford GT (Lot #740) sold for $275,000
8. 1964 Chevrolet Corvette Custom Coupe (Lot #734) sold for $275,000
9. 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle Custom Convertible (Lot #730) $253,000
10. 1967 Shelby Cobra CSX 4000 Roadster (Lot #745) sold for $231,000

The top-selling 1980s and 1990s cars at Palm Beach:
1. 1989 Porsche 930 Turbo Cabriolet (Lot #727) sold for $143,000
2. 1993 Ford Mustang Cobra R (Lot #674.1) sold for $132,000
3. 1986 Porsche 911 Turbo (Lot #705.1) sold for $99,000
4. 1994 Toyota Supra Turbo Liftback (Lot #680.1) sold for $62,700

For full results and details, news releases and photos, see www.barrett-jackson.com .

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