140 cars including Herbie and Indy pace car for sale without reserve
John Staluppi’s remarkable collection is to be offered by Barrett-Jackson at its Cars of Dreams Collection, South Florida, in April
Barrett-Jackson will sell over 140 cars from John Staluppi’s Cars of Dreams Collection without reserve during the 16th Annual Palm Beach Auction.
The sale, which will take place at the South Florida Fairgrounds from April 12-15, will feature one of the most notable private car collections from America’s East Coast, with convertibles from the 1950s, ’60s and ’70s set to headline. Custom vehicles and restomods will also be included.
Staluppi is renowned for his network of car dealerships and collection of superyachts. Last month he bought a 2018 Chevrolet Corvette Carbon 65 Edition for $1.4 million. The auction, which was presided over by former US President George W Bush, was held for charity, and the Corvette is among a number of charitable lots Staluppi has bought.
Notable lots in the forthcoming Barrett-Jackson auction include a 1958 Dual Ghia Convertible, ’69 Chevrolet Camaro RS/SS Indy pace car and ’65 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Convertible, as well as a ’63 Volkswagen Beetle better known as ‘Herbie’ that was used in several of the iconic Walt Disney films.
‘Over the years, John has amassed some of the best examples of cars from the golden era of automobiles. This offering will provide a special opportunity to own unique and meticulously cared-for pieces of automotive history,’ said Craig Jackson, chairman and CEO of Barrett-Jackson.
Staluppi added: ‘[My wife] Jeanette and I are extremely excited to be working alongside Craig Jackson, Steve Davis and the entire team of Barrett-Jackson.
‘We have been part of the auctions for many years, and we believe Barrett-Jackson to be the premier collector car auction company in the industry. Barrett-Jackson is a well run organisation. Not only is it a car auction, it is an event for the whole family – our children are also car collectors. We look forward to offering our collection in April at Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach.’
Classic Cars for Sale
1969 Plymouth Road Runner Factory “M” Code 440 Six Pack. Restored by JULIUS CARS (King of Mopar Restorations). EXTREMELY Collectible. www.motorcarcompany.com Body Style: 2dr Hardtop Coupe Engine: 8-cyl. 440cid/390hp 3x2bbl Six Pack M-Code Engine 3 Holley 2-Barrell Carburetors VIN: RM23M9A294942 Exterior Color: R4 Performance Red Interior Color: Black Transmission
Signal Red with a tan leather interior and matching convertible top. This numbers matching 190SL Roadster drives as well as it looks. It was restored and comes with detailed restoration records as well as its original owner’s manual, service records. The original Solex carburetors also accompany this 190SL as it has been upgraded with Weber carburetors to improve the drivability.
1956 Austin-Healey 100M LeMans Roadster Rare Factory-Installed Le Mans Modifications Body-Off Restoration Completed in 2012 Certified by the 100M Registry Matching-Numbers Certification by the BMIHT FIVA Inspected and Approved Low-Mileage Example Body Style: 2dr Roadster Engine: 2,660 CC OHV Inline 4-Cylinder Engine Two SU HS6 Carburetors (110 BHP) VIN: BN2L229821 E
Black paint 1968 Camaro great looks and performance, 350CI engine, automatic transmission, red vinyl interior. The front buckets and rear seats bring interior together perfectly. Options include air conditioning, AM/FM radio, power steering, power brakes, seat belts, radial tires, alloy rims. This is a very clean car.