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.’
Chevrolet Bel Air Sedan, Year 1955, Model 4 doors with column. Inline 6 cylinder engine. Change 3 manual gears on the column. New tires to the same extent and standard as the original. Original new immaculate GM tapestry, glass finishes and other chrome finishes in perfect condition. Restored to original standards in a specialist workshop. It has the original identification plate of the vehicle.
1984 Chevrolet El Camino – V8 Truck 5.7 litre A superb 1984 El Camino truck in the sparking colour of Viper Blue. This vehicle has benefited from a considerable investment in the mechanics and various of aspects to make this a sought after vehicle. This includes New 350 5.7cc litre crate engine Four Barrel Edelbrock carburettor & Free Flowing inlet manifold New Hedman exhaust h
Chevrolet Corvette 427 Big Block 1966 LHD One of the most iconic of the Corvettes. The Chevrolet advertising for these cars was uncompromising and it is worth repeating the description from Chevrolet for the 1966 Big Blocks.——- “Just starting it makes your stomach muscles tighten” Buckle into that business like Corvette seat. Turn the key. Row Row Row . . . BrruUM! That insist
Numbers matching 350 HP 327 and Muncie 4 speed Factory A/C Recent Restoration VIN #194675S113866 (Chevrolet/Corvette/V8/two door convertible/1965/ St. Louis/13866) Engine Stamp S113866 F0316HU (327 ci 350 hp / manual transmission / Air Conditioning) Transmission P0327 = Muncie 4 Speed Rear end: Positraction 3:55 Paint 900UU = Rally Red Trim 402AA = Black Leather 24,825 Miles This 1965