Uncommon, Expensive Chevrolets at 15th Palm Beach Auction

AutoInfomred.com on Palm Beach Aution April 2017

Million dollar Chevrolet Corvette. Ten dollar photographer.

The lineup of rare Chevrolets on the block at 15th Annual Palm Beach Auction, April 6-8, 2017, at the South Florida Fairgrounds is rich – both senses of rich. One expensive Chevrolet is a 1967 Corvette 427/400 horsepower convertible (Lot #717) one of 16 painted in Greenwood Green over a black vinyl interior, yes vinyl. An original matching-numbers car is equipped with factory air conditioning, automatic transmission, power steering, power brakes, power windows, tilt wheel, speed warning indicator and tinted glass. Since 1977 the car had two frame-off restorations and has been awarded the NCRS Top Flight, Bloomington Gold, Chevy Vette Fest Concourse Gold and the coveted Triple Diamond award.

AutoInformed on Palm Beach Auction“The number of man-hours and dollars invested in the restoration of some these Chevrolets is simply incredible,” added Steve Davis, president of Barrett-Jackson.

Then there’s what is claimed to be an authentic ’69 Chevrolet COPO Camaro (Lot #709) with 425 horsepower from its L72 V8 engine mated to a 4-speed manual transmission. Painted in Hugger Orange with Ivory interior, this fully restored COPO Camaro features matching-numbers engine and correct date-coded drivetrain. It comes with the original Protect-O-Plate, installment sales contract, Roger Budd Chevrolet envelope package and 1969 pre-delivery inspection sheet.

Or how about a ’60 Chevrolet El Camino Pickup (Lot #700). The result of thousands of man-hours of work, the exterior body is laser-straight and finished out in Mist Opal Green Metallic and Desert Silver Metallic paint. Custom interior features include a suede headliner, deluxe carpeting, Mercedes-Benz bucket seats, door panels, waterfall console, Classic Instruments gauges, a tilt steering column, Billet Specialties steering wheel, air conditioning, power driver’s seat, power windows, power vent windows and custom sound system. Under the hood is a GM ZZ 502ci engine with a Ram Jet fuel-injection system coupled to a Richmond 6-speed transmission, with an aluminum driveshaft and Ford Fab 9″ rear end.

Other Chevy-powered vehicles crossing the Palm Beach Auction block include Lot #699, a ’69 Camaro Z/28 that has been inspected by Jerry MacNeish and certified by Camaro Hi-Performance as a real factory-built Z/28. Also, on the block is a ’55 Chevy Nomad Custom Wagon (Lot #685). Finished in Orange Pearl paint, this custom Nomad is powered by a polished fuel-injected LS1 power plant and has a full leather custom interior with European tweed carpeting.

The 15th Annual Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach Auction will be broadcast – click here – on Discovery, Velocity and Velocity Canada during the three-day auction. For more information on becoming a bidder, follow the link to http://www.Barrett-Jackson.com/Bidder/Home.


Established in 1971 and headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona, Barrett-Jackson, deals in “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 have extensive live television coverage in 2017, including broadcasts in more than 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 jackson.com or 480-421-6694.

About Ken Zino

Ken Zino is an auto industry veteran with global experience in print and electronic media. He has auto testing, marketing, public relations and communications expertise garnered while working in Asia, Europe and the U.S.
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