PALM BEACH, Fla. – The 2018 Barrett-Jackson’s Palm Beach auction featured celebrity guests from across the entertainment and sports industries, record attendance, record auction sales and the largest number of registered bidders for any previous Palm Beach event of its kind. Barrett-Jackson’s 16th Annual auction in West Palm Beach, Florida, was one of just four stops on their exclusive collector-car roadshow, including auctions in Scottsdale, Las Vegas, and Connecticut. Each auction is broadcast internationally to an audience of millions.
This year’s Florida Barrett-Jackson event set records with a total of 692 vehicles sold, nearly all at “No Reserve,” for more than $38.3 million, while 380 pieces of automobilia brought in over $702,000, and another $450,000 was raised through the sale of charity vehicles. All together it brought the 2018 auction sales total to more than $39.4 million. Among the Top 10 vehicles sold during the event that took place between April 12th and 15th at the South Florida Fairgrounds was a 2006 Ford GT that pulled in $244,200, making its price the fifth-highest at the auction. A fan favorite all weekend was a 1966 Ford Good Humor Truck that sold for $117,700.
Longtime Shelby enthusiast and SAAC-MCR club founder Jeff Burgy attended the Barrett-Jackson Auction at West Palm Beach to check out what fine Fords were up for bids. Burgy toured the South Florida Fairgrounds and snapped photos of some of the more notable Blue Oval rides that he saw there. Jeff agreed to share his personal photos from the event with us in the gallery below:
FORD PERFORMANCE PHOTOS / COURTESY JEFF BURGY