Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach charity auctions a success

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Find out how much money was raised at the Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach charity auctions and where it went here!

Five cars and trucks were auctioned off this year as part of the Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach charity auctions, and they all crossed the block at no reserve.

Lot #3000 – 1969 Chevrolet Chevelle “Smoke Edition” Custom

Rendering. Credit: Barrett-Jackson

Rendering. Credit: Barrett-Jackson

The first vehicle sold for charity at Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach 2015 was this 1969 Chevrolet Chevelle. It was customized specifically by Tony Stewart, and sports custom wheels donated by Chip Foose. Under the hood, a 396 cubic inch big block Chevy drives power to the rear wheels. All proceeds beenfitted the Darrell Gwynn Foundation, which serves to donate wheelchairs and benefit those who live with paralysis.

Sold for $75,000

Lot #3001 – 2016 Cadillac CT6 Sedan

The 2016 Cadillac CT6 is Cadillac’s all-new range topping sedan model. This car, the first production unit, was sold at auction for no reserve to benefit the Karmanos Cancer Institute, which offers access to over 100 cancer treatments and is a center for research located in midtown Detroit. This particular CT6 was powered by the all-new 3.0 liter twin-turbocharged V6 engine producing 400 horsepower. You can read more about my first impressions of the car in this article.

Sold for $200,000

Lot #3002 – 1996 GMC Sierra Custom Pickup

Photo: Barrett-Jackson

Photo: Barrett-Jackson

This single cab 1996 GMC Sierra pickup truck is more than meets the eye. While the Weld Racing wheels with fat rear tires and cowl hood might give away some of its aspirations, the spec sheet reads quite impressively. Under the cowl sits a modified 572 cubic inch big block Chevrolet crate engine with a built turbo 400 automatic. A sheet-metal 9″ rear out back gets the power (and presumably, quite a bit of it) to the ground. The listing also mentions a custom painted and detailed undercarriage, but unfortunately doesn’t show any photographs. All of the proceeds from the sale benefitted the Boy Scouts of America.

Sold for $41,000

Lot #3003 – 2015 Chevrolet Camaro COPO Race Car #001

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This COPO Camaro was built for the 2014 SEMA show, and it exists for one purpose: to race. It’s designed to compete in the NHRA Stock Eliminator series. The 350 cubic inch “LSX” V8 engine is topped by a 2.9 liter Whipple supercharger and has 555 horsepower. They say it’s capable of mid-8 second quarter mile times, and it sports NHRA-approved safety equipment, including a roll cage. Proceeds went to the Achilles Freedom Team, a non-profit that provides disabled athletes a venue to grow and find community. Of course, the COPO Camaro is not street legal.

Sold for $300,000

Lot #3003.1 – 1969 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 custom

Photo: Barrett-Jackson

Photo: Barrett-Jackson

Everybody loves a ’69 Camaro, and this one helped raise money for the SJO Foundation For Hope. It has a 350 cubic inch small block V8, all new interior, and a Ridetech 4-link suspension kit with coilovers. The CPP big brake kit and custom built staggered three-piece wheels from Intro work with the 4-link to make this car handle far better than any new 1969 Camaro ever DREAMED of.

Sold for $150,000

Lot #3004 – 2015 Bennington 2375GCW Boat

Photo: Barrett-Jackson

Photo: Barrett-Jackson

Yes, Barrett-Jackson is more than collector cars – they’ll sell anything if you’re willing to pay the premium and register your vehicle, especially if it’s for charity. In this case, the proceeds benefitted the Foundation for Exceptional Warriors. A sweet pontoon boat powered by a Yamaha F250XA, it’s also got blue ice LED lighting on its Bimini top, and is ready to enjoy on the water day or night. You could probably find a pretty sweet truck to tow it with at the auction as well.

Sold for $100,000

 

All told, the Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach charity auction vehicles fetched a total of $866,000 for their respective organizations!

Ray Saez, Jr.

Ray is a lifelong auto enthusiast. His father worked on the dealership side of the industry for many years, and his passion for fast, fun, and unique cars has been passed on. Particularly fond of American cars and trucks, Ray is an avid General Motors fan. When not writing, he can be found with his dogs, or at a local car show.

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