From cool to quirky, the remaining 150 or so collectible cars had their turn on the auction block today.
After the success Dennis Collins of Collins Bros Jeep had last year with a few low-mileage Fox Body Mustangs, he decided to double down and brought 24 cars with him to this year’s event, 18 of which were the Fox Body model. His knowledge of current trends paid off: 7 of those Fox Bodies sold for record prices; a Mustang II in his collection also snagged a record sale.
As for the quirky, the much-talked-about “Carpool De Ville” (Lot #1601) – a 1969 Cadillac that’s been converted into a fully functional, fully mobile hot tub – had its turn in the Barrett-Jackson spotlight, filled with water and a driver navigating its trip across the stage.
Topping today’s collector car sales were a pair of Peugeot 205 T16 Rally Prototypes: Lot #1601.1 with just over 2,000 kilometers sold for $187,000, while Lot #1602 with nearly 16,000 kilometers went to its new home for $146,300.
At the morning’s Automobilia Auction, 175 items crossed the block, with neon dealership signs, gas pumps and an ultra-rare 1950s Porky Pig statue and restaurant menu holder (Lot #9580.2) taking top honors.
It was unquestionably an event to remember, full of those special Barrett-Jackson moments that can only be found at The World’s Greatest Collector Car Auction. Enjoy the video below that relives them all:
We look forward to seeing everyone in April for our Palm Beach Auction!