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    Charity Vehicles, Resto-Mods, Ford Exotics At 2022 Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach

    The first production model 2022 Ford Bronco Raptor VIN 001 and first retail production 2023 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Convertible will both cross the block for charity during Barrett Jackson's 2022 Palm Beach auction going on now through Saturday.  A selection of rest-mods and trio of Ford exotics are also slated to cross the block during the three-day event.

    Charity Vehicles

    Seven vehicles are slated to cross the block for charity at the auction.  Ford donated the 2022 Ford Bronco Raptor VIN 001 (Lot #3004) with proceeds benefitting the National Forest Foundation and Outward Bound. It's powered by a twin-turbo 3.0-liter EcoBoost engine with specific Raptor-level tuning and paired with a 10-speed SelectShift automatic transmission. Designed for desert running and boulder crawling, the Ultra4 Racing-inspired SUV features a high-strength steel frame, Ford Performance-developed axles, an advanced 4×4 system and High-Performance Off-Road Stability Suspension (HOSS) system.

    2023-chevy-corvette-z06-convertible-barrett-jackson-12023 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Convertible. Vin 001. Credit: Barrett-Jackson.

    Proceeds from the auction of first retail production 2023 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 convertible (Lot #3005) will benefit the Thurgood Marshall College Fund. The Z06 is powered by the all-new 5.5-liter LT6, the highest horsepower naturally aspirated V8 to hit the market in any production car ever, at 670hp. An all-new flat-plane crankshaft design entices drivers to push the tachometer to a lofty 8,600 rpm, filling the convertible cockpit with a distinctive, rich exhaust tone unlike anything ever heard from a Corvette. The winning bidder will get to choose the car’s exterior and interior colors.

    Other charity vehicles include a 2009 Ford Shelby GT500 Super Snake from the George Shinn Collection. It's No. 309 built in 2009 and Carroll Shelby signed the black interior of this Super Snake.  It will be auctioned off with a 1986 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible Indy Pace Car from Mark Pieloch’s American Muscle Car Museum Collection.  They will be auctioned off as a pair to benefit Samaritan’s Purse and their humanitarian relief efforts in Ukraine.

    To read about all the charity vehicles click here.


    This year's auction will also include a docket of professionally built Resto-Mod vehicles at No Reserve.  They include a custom 1967 Chevrolet Camaro owned by UFC Hall of Famer and former two-time defending Middleweight Champion Rich “Ace” Franklin.


    1967 Chevrolet Camaro. Credit: Barrett-Jackson.

    “Resto-Mods have found their way into the hearts and garages of collectors worldwide,” said Craig Jackson, chairman and CEO of Barrett-Jackson. “Owning a classic vehicle, like a 1967 Chevrolet Camaro, that drives and handles like a car fresh off the GM assembly line is appealing for every collector. During this year’s Scottsdale Auction, it was clear that the demand for well-built Resto-Mods is still on the rise. Our Palm Beach Auction will continue our commitment to bring these desirable Resto-Mods to enthusiasts.”

    Barrett-Jackson says the 1967 Camaro was given as a gift to Franklin by Dana White of the UFC for being a coach on “The Ultimate Fighter” TV show. It's powered by an EFI GM performance big block 502ci crate engine bored and stroked to 565ci and paired to a TREMEC T56 Pro-Fit Magnum 6-speed transmission with a Hurst shifter. Dyno’d to 675hp, this vehicle was completely revamped by Matt Hunt Muscle Cars and features Edelbrock direct port fuel injection and an Edelbrock polished intake manifold. The interior features Autometer Carbon Series gauges, Budnik billet steering wheel, custom carbon fiber wrapped dash and interior trim, Alpine head unit, JL audio components and Orion amps. Along with the magnificently completed muscle car, the winning bidder will also receive a photograph and gloves autographed by Franklin. CLICK HERE for Barrett-Jackson’s “First Look” at Rich Franklin’s Camaro.

    1960-chevy-corvette-convertible-barrett-jackson1960 Chevrolet Corvette custom convertible. Credit: Barrett-Jackson.

    Nicknamed “Silver Bullet,” a 1960 Chevrolet Corvette custom convertible is one of the premier Resto-Mods in Barrett-Jackson’s Palm Beach Auction. Selling with No Reserve, this work of art underwent a 2-year build by Denny’s Bowtie Restorations. Powered by a GM Performance LT4 6.2L engine with upgrades, this Corvette produces over 670hp and 660 ft/lbs of torque with GMs latest CVF Racing Diamond Midnight front runner system. The engine is backed by a GM Performance 4L70E 4-speed transmission with overdrive. A performance Art Morrison GT chassis was specially prepared for this build featuring a tuned Strange front suspension, Strange 3-stage coilovers front and rear, Tru Trac 9-inch differential with 3.70 gearing and 32-spline performance axles. The custom Wine-Red Italian leather interior features fully adjustable Wise Guys seat frames and German square-weave wool carpet.

    A 1967 Ford Mustang Eleanor Tribute Edition began life as an S code 390ci big block Mustang GT. It is now powered by a 427ci aluminum engine by Robert Pond Motorsports and backed by a 5-speed TKO 600 manual transmission with Hurst and Go-Baby-Go shifter. The custom interior includes electronic luminescent gauges and dash panel, sound system with Bluetooth connectivity and custom set speakers throughout, power windows and climate control.

    There is a 1961 Corvette Resto-Mod featuring a LT4 6.2-liter supercharged V8 engine with 650 horsepower mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission with a tap shifter. The body is set on a new Art Morrison GT Sport independent front suspension chassis. The custom leather interior by Paul Atkins Interiors features custom Dakota Digital gauges, a Vintage Air climate-control system, an Alpine sound system stereo and speakers with Bluetooth capability, and an integrated backup camera.

    Finished in a deep gloss black, there is a custom 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air convertible restored by world-renowned Patrick’s Classy Cars of Phoenix, Ariz. Powered by a Hot Cam LS3 engine backed by a 4L80 automatic transmission with Jet-Hot coated dual exhaust, this Resto-Mod is equipped with a GT Sport Chassis by Art Morrison that includes chrome 4-link suspension and Strange 9-inch posi-traction rear end. This Bel-Air sits on 18-inch polished Budnik wheels specifically designed for the handling and performance of this chassis.

    1961 Chevrolet-Impala-Bubbletop-Custom-barrett-jackson1961 Chevrolet Impala Bubbletop Custom Coupe. Credit: Barrett-Jackson.

    A 1961 Chevrolet Impala Bubbletop custom coupe that received a 6-year no-expense-spared restoration will also cross the Palm Beach auction block with No Reserve. It is powered by an LS3 700hp Magnuson supercharged engine paired to a 4L65 4-speed performance automatic transmission. Virtually every part of this Chevy was custom fabricated, including H4 headlights, custom grille, smoothed chrome front bumper and custom-fabricated radiator support as well as custom-fabricated motor mounts. The interior is finished in custom premium leather upholstery and includes power windows, power seats and a multi-speaker Bluetooth stereo system.

    Ford Exotics

    A trio of Ford exotics will also cross the block, including the 2018 Ford GT ’67 Heritage Edition (Lot #732) with 295 actual miles from John Staluppi’s Cars of Dreams Collection and a Frozen White 2020 Ford GT Carbon Series, the second 2020 GT model to sell at a Barrett-Jackson auction.

    ford-gt-carbon-series2020 Ford GT Carbon Series. Credit: Barrett-Jackson.

    For more details about the 2022 Palm Beach auction and to watch the action live visit Barrett-Jackson.

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