Barrett-Jackson to Continue Record-Breaking Year, Remarkable Supercars Consigned for 13th Annual Palm Beach Auction
- A stunning 2012 Ferrari 458 Spider owned by Rick Hendrick and a 2006 Ford GT with only 19 original miles are expected to be bidder favorites
- 19 hours of live coverage on Discovery and Velocity beginning Friday, April 17, at 12 p.m. EDT
PALM BEACH, Fla. – March 11, 2015– Barrett-Jackson, The World’s Greatest Collector Car AuctionsTM, will continue its record-breaking year with a docket of incredible supercars consigned for its 13th Annual Palm Beach auction in Palm Beach, Florida, April 17-19, 2015, at the South Florida Fairgrounds. These powerful vehicles, highlighted by a 2012 Ferrari 458 Spider, were among the first to be consigned for this year’s auction.
“We’re really looking forward to our 13th Annual Palm Beach auction,” said Craig Jackson, chairman and CEO of Barrett-Jackson. “Our record-breaking Scottsdale event, including the unrivaled success of the Ron Pratte Collection, set the tone for the rest of the year and we expect another electrifying weekend in Palm Beach. Auction attendees will experience an action-packed three-day event and our bidders can expect a truly spectacular docket of vehicles.”
Barrett-Jackson will auction several outstanding supercars, including NASCAR Team owner Rick Hendrick’s gorgeous 2012 Ferrari 458 Spider. Powered by a 4.5-liter V8 engine, this incredible car produces an astounding 562hp. The interior is well-appointed with navigation, automatic climate control and power-heated seats. As expected from a car of this caliber, nearly all interior surfaces are covered in leather and suede with red stitching to accent. With only 1,000 miles on the odometer, this Italian supercar is like new and looks magnificent. As with all of Hendrick’s personal cars, no detail is overlooked when it comes to maintenance or upkeep.
“High-performance supercars always draw the attention of some of our most passionate bidders,” said Steve Davis, president of Barrett-Jackson. “Applications are pouring in and we’ve already consigned some magnificent cars. These supercars are just a taste of what our Palm Beach event will offer.”
Adding to the supercar docket is a 2006 Ford GT with only 19 original miles. Stored in a collection since new, this pristine Ford GT is in 100% stock, original condition and powered by a mid-mounted 5.4 liter DOHC aluminum engine with a Lysholm twin-screw supercharger visible through the rear window. The supercharged V8 produces a factory-rate 550hp at 6,500 rpm with 500 ft/lbs of torque.
Gates open at 8 a.m. EDT at the South Florida Fairgrounds (9067 Southern Blvd, West Palm Beach, FL 33411) each day, April 17 through 19. Tickets may be purchased at the gate, or in advance online at www.barrett-jackson.com.
Live coverage of the Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction in Palm Beach will broadcast on Discovery and Velocity during 19 hours of live, high-definition TV coverage from Friday through Sunday, April 17 – 19.
Friday, April 17, 12-8 p.m. EDT – Velocity
Saturday, April 18, 2-5 p.m. EDT – Discovery
Saturday, April 18, 5-8 p.m. EDT – Velocity
Sunday, April 19, 12-5 p.m. EDT – Velocity