Florida Governor Ron DeSantis on the world-famous auction block to assist in the sale of two charity cars benefiting Samaritan’s Purse, supporting humanitarian relief efforts in Ukraine. The 2009 Super Snake and the 1986 Corvette sold as a pair for $1 million and raised an additional $760,000 in donations.

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – April 10, 2022 – Barrett-Jackson, The World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions, has again proved to be the barometer of the collectible car market with another record-setting event during its 2022 Palm Beach Auction, April 7-9, at the South Florida Fairgrounds. Celebrating its most successful Palm Beach Auction, Barrett-Jackson sold 676 vehicles, all with No Reserve, for over $59.6 million, including nearly $3.8 million for charity. Also celebrating their most successful non-Scottsdale automobilia auction, Barrett-Jackson sold 412 pieces of authentic automobilia for more than $1.07 million, bringing the total auction sales to more than $60.7 million with a 100-percent sell-through rate and over 80 world-record auction sales. On Friday, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis attended the auction for the sale of two charity vehicles that raised $1.76 million to support humanitarian relief efforts in Ukraine.

LOT #725 — 2020 FORD GT CARBON SERIES — SOLD! $1,540,000

“Coming in to Palm Beach our goal was to build on the momentum that we created during our Scottsdale sale, and we delivered that in spades,” said Craig Jackson, chairman and CEO of Barrett-Jackson. “It’s been three years since we’ve hosted our auction in Florida and this week was an enormously successful return with our best Palm Beach Auction in Barrett-Jackson history. While we celebrated countless milestones this year, the highlight was hosting Florida Governor Ron DeSantis who helped us raise $1.76 million to support Franklin Graham’s Samaritan’s Purse and humanitarian relief efforts in Ukraine.”

The top 10 non-charity vehicles that sold during the 2022 Palm Beach Auction included:

2020 Ford GT Carbon Series (Lot #725) – $1.54 million2018 Ford GT ’67 Heritage Edition (Lot #732) from the Cars of Dreams Collection – $1.43 million2006 Ford GT Heritage Edition (Lot #726.1) – $704,0001960 Chevrolet Corvette Custom Convertible (Lot #720) – $550,0001968 Chevrolet Yenko Super Camaro 427/450 (Lot #705.1) from the American Muscle Car Museum Collection – $533,5001961 Chevrolet Corvette Custom Convertible (Lot #711) – $467,5001962 Chevrolet Corvette Custom Topless Roadster “Elegance” (Lot #722) – $385,0002006 Ford GT (Lot #726) – $385,0001962 Mercedes-Benz 190SL Convertible (Lot #712) – $324,5001967 Chevrolet Chevy II Nova SS Custom Coupe (Lot #687) – $297,000

In addition to Governor Ron DeSantis, numerous business luminaries, entertainers and professional athletes attended this year’s Palm Beach Auction including Golden Globe Award-winning actor Sylvester Stallone, Super Bowl Champion and six-time NFL Pro-Bowl wide receiver Reggie Wayne, UFC Hall of Famer Rich “Ace” Franklin, Florida State Senator Tom Wright, Vanilla Ice, Ant Anstead and Captain Lee Rosbach.


Barrett-Jackson raised nearly $3.8 million for charity during the Palm Beach Auction with the sale of seven vehicles, including three first production and VIN 001 vehicles. On Friday, Governor Ron DeSantis was on the stage to help auction the 2009 Ford Shelby GT500 Super Snake (Lot #3003) from the George Shinn Collection and the 1986 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible Indy Pace Car (Lot #3003.1) from Mark Pieloch’s American Muscle Car Museum Collection.

The pair of collectible vehicles was purchased by Rick Hendrick, owner of Hendrick Motorsports, for $1 million to provide humanitarian relief efforts in Ukraine through Franklin Graham’s Samaritan’s Purse. An additional $760,000 in donations were made following the winning bid, including $100,000 donations from Carolyn and Craig Jackson, Janie and Steve Davis, Megan and George Shinn, Tetiana and Mark Pieloch, Jeanette and John Staluppi, John Rosatti, and Sam Pack.

The charity vehicles that sold in Palm Beach include:

2023 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 First Retail Production Convertible (Lot# 3005) benefiting the Thurgood Marshall College Fund – $1,000,0002022 Ford Bronco Raptor SUV VIN 001 (Lot #3004) benefiting the National Forest Foundation and Outward Bound – $350,0001986 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible Indy Pace Car (Lot # 3003.1) and 2009 Ford Shelby GT500 Super Snake (Lot #3003) benefiting Samaritan’s Purse – $1,000,000 together as a pair, plus an additional $760,000 pledged by donors, totaling $1.76 million2012 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Custom 6×6 Pickup (Lot# 3002) benefiting Can’d Aid – $250,0002023

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By: Barrett-Jackson
Title: Barrett-Jackson Topples Palm Beach Auction Records with $60.7 Million in Total Sales, Including $3.8 Million for Charity and Hosts Florida Governor Ron DeSantis to Help Raise $1.76 Million in Support of Ukrainian Relief Efforts
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Published Date: Sun, 10 Apr 2022 17:18:16 +0000