A selection of modern-day supercars will line-up in Florida next week, as part of Barrett-Jackson’s Palm Beach auction.
The company has announced that its 14th annual visit to the Sunshine State will include a ‘Supercar Showcase’, featuring some of the world’s most powerful and collectible automobiles.
“These powerful supercars represent cutting edge performance and design,” said Steve Davis, president of Barrett-Jackson. “Like every year, our Palm Beach docket showcases some of the most remarkable examples from leading industry marques, both American and European.”
Amongst the leading examples are a pair of Porsche Carrera GTs, described as "one of the most incredible and beautiful supercars of all time" and powered by a 600hp 5.7-liter V10 engine that was originally designed for use in a Formula 1 car. The cars on offer date from 2004 and 2005, each with less than 4,500 miles on the clock, and offer collectors a rare chance to acquire one of Porsche’s last non-computer assisted supercars.
Also amongst the standout lots are two highly rare 2006 Ford GT Heritage Editions, built in a limited edition of 343 examples to commemorate the original Gulf Oil-sponsored GT40 that won the 24 Hours of LeMans in 1968 and 1969.
Both are presented in superb condition – with one virtually unused, complete with shrink wrap, steering wheel wrap and seat plastic intact, and just five miles on the clock, and the other showing just 3,000 miles from new.
Also up for grabs is a single-owner 2006 Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren, boasting a 5.5-liter, 617hp supercharged V8 engine and 5-speed AMG Speedshift transmission, with a top speed of 205 mph and less than 7,200 actual miles.
"Supercars are hot right now, as we saw when a 2015 Porsche 918 Spyder sold for $1.76 million at this year’s 45th Anniversary Scottsdale Auction ," said Craig Jackson, chairman and CEO of Barrett-Jackson. "They are desirable vehicles, especially for the next generation of collectors, and our Palm Beach auction generally attracts some of the most sought-after supercars. This year’s docket is no exception."
The Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach sale takes place at the South Florida Fairgrounds on April 8-10.