PALM BEACH, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Barrett-Jackson, The World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions®, has a docket filled with coveted convertibles that will cross the auction block during the 15th Annual Palm Beach Auction April 6-8, 2017, at the South Florida Fairgrounds. South Florida’s premier automotive lifestyle event, Barrett-Jackson’s docket includes a convertible for almost every taste including a rare 2003 BMW Z8 Alpina (preview), an untouched 1971 Chevelle SS LS5 convertible (preview) and a 1967 Chevrolet Corvette 427/390 (preview).
“We’re bringing some top-down fun to the Sunshine State with some incredible convertibles during our 15th Annual Palm Beach Auction,” said Craig Jackson, chairman and CEO of Barrett-Jackson. “Convertibles and roadsters of every kind have garnered incredible attention at our events, especially in Florida. That’s because they offer more than just good looks ‒ they also offer an exciting driving experience that can’t be matched by a coupe.”
Among the convertibles crossing the Palm Beach Auction block is #336 of only 555 BMW Z8 Alpinas (preview) built in 2003. It features a full automatic transmission with all of the luxury amenities, including a factory flip phone, 6-disc CD and rack for the hardtop. With only 36,000 miles, it is a true collector convertible.
Built by some of the best custom coachwork shops, a 1962 Cadillac Custom Convertible known as “Cadalina” (preview) combines the outstanding original body lines and space-age flavor of the original car with modern presence and function. The subtly modified Cadillac body features a Mediterranean Sea Blue and Pearl custom paint finish. The chassis is equipped with RideTech air suspension, including Shockwave aluminum air shocks and General Motors disc brakes. Under the hood is a 5.3-liter LS V8 engine and a GM 4L60E overdrive automatic transmission.
“Everyone wants to have a convertible in their garage,” said Steve Davis, president of Barrett-Jackson. “Convertibles are often more rare than a coupe, giving owners an opportunity to enhance the value of their collection. Whether it’s a beautiful Resto-Mod, a late-model exotic or original muscle car, convertibles have a universal appeal.”
Also included in the convertible lineup during the Palm Beach Auction is a stunning 1971 Chevrolet Chevelle SS Convertible (preview). An impressive example of an untouched, all-original Chevelle, this rare muscle car features almost every option available in 1971. Features include a black power top, Turbo 400 automatic transmission, F41 suspension, factory air conditioning, AM/FM radio, power steering, power disc brakes, glove box light, ZL2 cowl induction, tachometer and gauge package and bucket seats with horseshoe shifter.
An exceptionally restored Rally Red 1967 Chevrolet Corvette 427/390 Convertible (preview) headed for Palm Beach is powered by a 427ci turbo-jet V8 that cranks out 390 horsepower. Other features include red vinyl bucket seats, Rally wheels with red line tires, side-pipe exhaust and AM/FM radio. The original owner’s manual, protection plan booklet and Chevrolet Order Copy are included.
Other notable convertibles crossing the Palm Beach Auction block include a 1956 Chevrolet Bel Air Convertible (preview) finished in Sierra Gold poly with Adobe Beige, a 1988 Rolls-Royce Corniche II Convertible (preview) with only 41,000 original miles and a 1957 Thunderbird Convertible (preview), which includes complete documentation of the frame-off restoration.
The 15th Annual Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach Auction will be broadcast on Discovery, Velocity, Velocity Canada and Discovery Turbo UK during the three-day auction. For specific television schedules, please click here.
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 and automotive lifestyle events, which include authentic automobilia auctions. 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 extensive live television coverage in 2017, 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.
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