Bernie's Top 40 Picks from Barrett Jackson- Palm Beach Part I

Apr 9, 2014

April 11-13 2014 are the dates for the second Barrett Jackson auction of the year. Held in Palm Beach, Florida, this auction will not disappoint. Originally I planned to give my top 30 picks, although I selected 65. From there, I was shockingly able to reduce it down to 40. Oh, and the descriptions and the photos are from Barrett Jackson.

We're going to start this list at Lot 27, with a 1955 Nash Metropolitan Convertible. 1955 marked the first year of the Series III production Metropolitan. Polished stainless steel sweep-spears on the body sides allowed a new two tone finish to be incorporated, which had the cosmetic effect of lowering, slimming and lengthening the car. The grille was also redesigned and the hood had its non-functional hood scoop removed.

At Lot 29, we have a 1929 Ford Model A. This beautiful classic has been restored to original condition with an off-frame restoration about 10 years ago. Added safety features include a second tail light, turn indicators and an onboard water temperature gauge. It drives comfortably at 40 to 50 mph and gets 20mpg with regular gasoline. Also included is a Model A mechanic's manual and a life size replica of Marilyn Monroe...

Parked in Lot 36.1, you will find a 1966 Ford Mustang. This Ford Mustang convertible that has the classic Mustang appeal. This car is powered by a peppy 200cid inline 6 backed by an automatic transmission. This Mustang runs and drives beautifully. This is an excellent looking and performing classic Mustang.

Located in Lot 39, a 1948 Willys Jeepster Convertible will be parked in it. It has a new red paint and new Ultraleather interior. Powered by a 6 cylinder engine and 3-speed transmission with overdrive.

Found in Lot 43, there's a 1967 Jaguar 420 4 Door Hardtop. It has a new interior, power steering, power brakes, factory air conditioning, left hand drive, fresh wood work, wire wheels, inboard mounted disc brakes, clean ride, chrome is good and has factory shop manual.

Parked right next to lot 43 in Lot 43.1 is a 1951 MG TD Convertible. This body-off restoration with less than 200 test miles. Finished in rare color of Clipper Blue with tan leather interior and tan canvas top and boot cover. Drives and handles great. Lucas fog lights, wind wings and badge bar. Car cover included.

I'm so jealous because one of my dream cars are up for auction. At Lot 45, there is a 1954 Pontiac Star Chief Convertible ready to be sold. This Pontiac is equipped with a Flathead 8 cylinder engine, automatic transmission, original 6-volt system, push-button radio, day/night rearview mirror, wide white walls, fender skirts, back-up lamps and front and rear bumper guards. I WANT THIS CAR!!!!

Give me a moment...

Okay, parked next door to my dream car in Lot 46, you will find a 1955 Oldsmobile Delta 88 2 door coupe. This Delta 88 has a 324cid Rocket V8, Hydromatic automatic transmission, power brakes and power steering. New two tone paint, new chrome, new interior done with correct fabrics and wide white wall tires. Full ground-up restoration.

The next vehicle up for auction is a 1955 Chrysler St. Regis 2 Door Coupe parked in Lot 47. Displaying a refined period style, this Chrysler New Yorker St Regis is powered by the legendary 331.1/250hp Fire Power Hemi V8 engine, which is mated to an automatic transmission.

Number 10 on the list is an 1886 Benz Patent Motorwagen Re-Creation parked in Lot 55. The original Benz Patent Motorwagen was built in 1886 and is regarded as the first automobile with an internal combustion engine. the patent was granted to Karl Benz in 1886. This is a hand crafted re-creation, and it's sold on Bill of Sale only.

Located in Lot 58, there is a 1963 Bentley S3 4 Door Hardtop. Restored to original condition with all original Bentley parts. Added air conditioning and beautiful dark green lacquer finish with gold pinstripes. Original manufacture white wall tires.

Parked in Lot 74, a 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle Malibu SS 2 Door Coupe is up for auction. This Chevelle  has a big block 4-speed with rare Fathom Blue color and parchment interior. Comes with original build sheet. It was ordered new with every available option.

Located in Lot 101, a gorgeous 2008 Shelby GT500 can be found. This Shelby has proven 753rwhp with 677/lbs of torque. There are over $30,000 in custom upgrades on this car. This is a GT500 with Super Snake upgrades.

Parked in Lot 109, a 2000 Bentley Azure Convertible is up for grabs. It has an accident free Carfax report, 39,500 actual miles, white with tan leather and tan roof, touchscreen navigation system, Bluetooth hands free phone, XM radio and back up camera. This car is in excellent condition.

Number 15 on the list goes to a 2010 Factory Five GTM 2 Door Coupe that's parked in Lot 111. This is a spectacular 2010 Viper Red Factory Five GTM2 super car with under 500 miles on build. LS1, Lingenfelter heads and moderate cam tuned to 400 RWHP with Vintage Air.

Parked next door in Lot 112, there is a 2004 Customized Nissan 350Z Fairlady up for grabs. Approximately $120,000 was invested in the build of this one-of-a-kind work of art. Built originally for Sony electronics this car became a star in movies, magazines and all over the internet.

Located in Lot 136, you will find a 1969 Chevrolet Camaro Yenko Recreation. A magnificent Yenko recreation with body-off restoration. Big Block Cevy, 4-speed M22 Muncie, 12-bolt posi-traction rear end, 140 mph speedometer, nut and bolt ground up restoration.

A rare 1932 Bugatti Type 54 recreation is up for grabs in Lot 203. This Bugatti has been painted Khana Green with custom hand painted rivets and cleared with DuPont's highest quality clear coat. Engine was upgraded to a freshly built 1,641cc engine. Titled as a 1932 Bugatti Special Constructed.

When you arrive at Lot 3002, you will expect to find a 2015 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28. The winning bidder will receive the first 2015 retain production vehicle. All proceeds to benefit AARP Drive to End Hunger. Will be sold at approximately 5:30 PM on Friday, April 11, 2014.

The last car of Part I is parked in Lot 309.  This 1974 Maserati Merak was an Italian sports car introduced at the Paris Salon of 1972. This car features red exterior, black interior, 5-speed transmission and air conditioning.

Part II will be up on Friday

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