Tag Archives: Barrett-Jackson

Event: Barrett Jackson West Palm 2016

Blue Oval Bidding

Ford’s presence was strong at the South Florida stop on the auction’s tour

By Steve Turner

Automotive auctions have become a television staple because it’s fun to watch well-heeled bidders buying pristine collectible cars. Theses beauties might be beyond the reach of most of us, but it’s still fun to dream. Not all the dream cars are completely unattainable, however. There are some real-world cars for sale too.
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News: 2016 Shelby GT-H Auction

Rent to Own

Bid on the Shelby GT-H prototype at the Barrett Jackson auction in June

By Steve Turner
Photos courtesy of Ford Motor Company and Shelby American

On Monday we learned that Ford, Hertz and Shelby celebrated the 50th anniversary of the 1966 Shelby GT350-H rental car with the introduction of a 2016 Shelby GT-H at the New York International Auto Show. Starting this Memorial Day weekend, you’ll be able to take a summer road trip in style by renting one at a participating airport rental counter. If you would rather own one, however, that opportunity is coming in June.
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News: 2016 Focus RS Auction

Sliding Sale

Ford set to auction a custom Focus RS at Barrett Jackson this weekend

By Steve Turner
Photos courtesy of Ford Motor Company

Ford Motor Company is set to auction a 2016 Ford Focus RS for charity at the 45th Anniversary Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale Auction in Scottsdale, Arizona, this weekend, so you can not only score Ford Performance’s hottest hatch, but help a worthy charity in the process. All the monies generated from the sale of this Focus RS will benefit JDRF, which funds Type 1 Diabetes research in over 17 countries.
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Event: Barrett-Jackson West Palm Beach

Ready for Auction

Even if you aren’t bidding, Barrett-Jackson is an automotive wonderland

By Steve Turner

As amazing as it might sound, your author had never attended one of Barrett-Jackson’s auction spectaculars. In all my years on the automotive scene, I have documented the sales of significant Fords at these sales—particularly those sold by the Blue Oval for charity—but never made one in person. This year the fates were with me as the West Palm Beach, Florida, auction was to take place on the weekend I was heading down to Miami, Florida, for a Caribbean cruise—April 17-19.
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News: 2016 Shelby GT350R Auction

First Choice

The first retail Shelby GT350R raises $1,000,000 for charity at Barrett-Jackson

By Steve Turner
Photos courtesy of Ford Motor Company

Having any 2016 Shelby GT350R would be special, but having the first one to roll out of Flat Rock is really something. If you have enough loot in the bank, you’ll have the opportunity to own the first one—at least the first one available for retail sale—as it rolls across the auction block at Barrett-Jackson in Scottsdale, Arizona, today. However, even if you can’t afford to buy it, you can feel good that the proceeds will help fight juvenile diabetes.
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