Supercar Showcase Set to Bring Serious Horsepower to the 2016 Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach Auction

  • Two Porsche Carrera GTs highlight the supercars set to cross the
    auction block in Palm Beach
  • The Palm Beach docket features two of only 343 Ford GT Heritage
    Editions ever built, one of which has less than 5 actual miles on the
    odometer
  • A rare, one-owner 2006 Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren (Lot
    #406
    ) with less than 7,200 actual miles is among the highly
    anticipated Palm Beach supercars

PALM BEACH, Fla.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Barrett-Jackson,
The World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions®, is assembling an
impressive Supercar
Showcase
for its 14th Annual Palm Beach Auction from April 8-10,
2016, at the South Florida Fairgrounds. Among the top supercars in Palm
Beach are 2004 and 2005 Porsche Carrera GTs (Lot
#428
and Lot
#400
) and a 2006 Ford GT Heritage Edition with less than 5 actual
miles (Lot
#401
).

“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.”

One of the most sought-after supercars is the Porsche Carrera GT and two
will cross the block at the 14th Annual Palm Beach Auction. A 2005
Porsche Carrera GT (Lot
#400
) with less than 2,800 miles features a mid-mounted 5.7-liter,
DOHC 605hp V10 engine with 6-speed manual transmission. Also powered by
a 5-7-liter V10 engine and 6-speed manual transmission is a 2004 Porsche
Carrera GT (Lot
#428
). The Porsche Carrera GT traces its roots directly to the
racetrack, being an evolution of the power plant developed for the 1991
Arrows/Porsche Grand Prix racing team. This vehicle also rides on a
chassis and suspension developed for Porsche’s 1998 LeMans-winning GT1
race car and is an incredibly rare opportunity to own one of Porsche’s
final non-computer-assisted supercars.

Barrett-Jackson will also auction two rare 2006 Ford GT Heritage
Editions, one of which has less than 5 actual miles on the odometer.
This incredibly low-mileage Ford GT (Lot
#401
) still has the factory transport stickers, shrink wrap,
steering wheel wrap and seat plastic intact. The second Ford GT Heritage
Edition (Lot
#426
) crossing the block in Palm Beach has only 3,000 miles and is
pristine throughout. These Ford GTs are two of only 343 Heritage
Editions produced to commemorate the original Gulf Oil-sponsored GT40
that won the 24 Hours of LeMans in 1968 and 1969.

“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.”

A rare, one owner 2006 Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren (Lot
#406
) with less than 7,200 actual miles is also set to cross the
Barrett-Jackson auction block in Palm Beach as part of the Supercar
Showcase. Loaded with luxury and performance features, this vehicle
boasts a 5.5-liter, 617hp supercharged V8 and 5-speed AMG Speedshift
transmission. This smooth delivery of power brings the driver from zero
to 60 mph in 3.4 seconds with a top speed of 205 mph.

Barrett-Jackson’s Supercar
Showcase
will consist of more than 15 of the auction’s hottest
supercars and will be set up indoors in the Showcase & Exhibitor
Pavilion. For information on becoming a bidder, follow the link to http://www.Barrett-Jackson.com/Bidder/Home.

The 14th Annual Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach Auction will feature 19 hours
of live television coverage on Velocity and Discovery.

BARRETT-JACKSON LIVE U.S. Broadcast
Schedule (All Times ET):

Friday, April 8: 12:00 PM – 8:00 PM on Velocity
Saturday,
April 9:
2:00 PM – 4:00 PM on Discovery Channel, 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM
on Velocity
Sunday, April 10: 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM on Velocity

About The Barrett-Jackson Auction Company

Established in 1971 and headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona,
Barrett-Jackson, The World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions®,
is the leader in collector car auctions and automotive lifestyle events.
The company produces auctions in Scottsdale, Arizona; Palm Beach,
Florida; at Mohegan Sun in Connecticut, and Las Vegas, Nevada. With
broadcast partners, Velocity and Discovery Channel, Barrett-Jackson will
feature live television coverage in 2016, including broadcasts in over
100 countries internationally. Barrett-Jackson also endorses a
one-of-a-kind collector car insurance for collector vehicles and other
valued belongings. For more information about Barrett-Jackson, visit http://www.barrett-jackson.com,
or call 480-421-6694.

Contacts

Corporate Communications
Barrett-Jackson
Rodney Scearce,
480-306-8253
Senior Media Relations Supervisor
RScearce@Barrett-Jackson.com
or
Automotive
Media
TimePiece PR & Marketing on behalf of Barrett-Jackson
Aaron
Cook, 214-520-3430
ACook@TPRM.com