A ’69 Pontiac GTO Judge Ram Air IV and ’74 Pontiac Trans Am 455 Super Duty Among Most Coveted
PALM BEACH, Fla. – March 12, 2018 – Barrett-Jackson, The World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions®, is filling its docket with fully restored American GM muscle cars for its 16th Annual Palm Beach Auction April 12-15, 2018 at the South Florida Fairgrounds. Highlighting the American muscle cars are a rare ’69 Pontiac GTO Judge Ram Air IV (Lot #708.1) at No Reserve, one of only 549 Judges with the Ram Air IV engine option, and a ’74 Pontiac Trans Am 455 Super Duty (Lot #699), also offered at No Reserve, that is one of only 943 built.
“The American muscle cars of the 1960s and 1970s are among the most iconic collector cars in the world,” said Craig Jackson, chairman and CEO of Barrett-Jackson. “That generation ushered in a whole new level of innovation, performance and racing capabilities that broke new ground with design and technology. General Motors was one of the most prolific builders of these American muscle cars during this era, and some of those groundbreaking cars, many of which have been beautifully restored and well-preserved, will cross the block in Palm Beach and offer our bidders a chance to own an important part of our American culture.”
Restored and rare GM muscle cars that will cross the Palm Beach Auction block at No Reserve include a ’70 GTO Convertible (Lot #698.1), which underwent a body-off restoration in 2016 and is one of only 241 GTO convertibles from that year equipped with 455ci engine and 3-speed automatic transmission. One of the most well-documented 442 convertibles in the country, a ’71 Oldsmobile 442 (Lot #697.1) has been fully restored to exact factory specifications with great attention to detail. Also crossing the block is a Montero Red ’66 Pontiac GTO (Lot #648) that recently underwent a nut-and-bolt restoration with all-original sheet metal.
“What’s incredible about many of these GM muscle cars is how well they’ve been maintained,” said Steve Davis, president of Barrett-Jackson. “Also, the level of detail that’s been given to the ones that have been restored is something you have to see to believe. Not only are the cars an incredible part of our American identity, they are ready to roll off the auction block and on to the open highway.”
Other anticipated GM muscle cars making their way to Palm Beach at No Reserve include a ’69 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 RS (Lot #418.1), which has less than 1,000 miles since its restoration and features the original LeMans Blue paint code with white stripes, 302ci engine and 4-speed manual transmission. A Milano Maroon ’66 Chevrolet Corvette 427/390 (Lot #649) is equipped with factory air conditioning, beautiful black vinyl interior, teakwood sport steering wheel and AM/FM radio with power antenna.
The Vehicle Docket for the 2018 Palm Beach Auction, along with additional event details, are now available at Barrett-Jackson.com. For more information on becoming a bidder for the 2018 Palm Beach Auction, including the John Staluppi Cars of Dreams Collection and the South Florida Collection, follow the link to www.Barrett-Jackson.com/bid. To submit an application to consign at the 2018 Palm Beach Auction, click here.