An early morning rain shower did nothing to dampen the enthusiasm of fans on the final day of the 16th Annual Palm Beach Auction! Guests continued to stream through the gates, eager to catch a glimpse of the many collector cars on display, check out all the activities around the site and watch the remaining auction vehicles take their turn on the block – including the Jerry’s of Alabama Collection, featuring a group of original and restored collectible vehicles, most with incredibly low mileage.
The morning began with the last of nearly 400 items taking their turn in the spotlight at the Automobilia Auction. Once again beautifully restored gas pumps and outstanding porcelain neon signs proved to be kings of the auction stage, with interest in both categories continuing to escalate as bidders clamored to take them home. Among the top sellers today were an impressive 1928 Polly Gasoline visible gas pump (Lot #6941.1), an extraordinary Mobil station neon porcelain Pegasus sign from the 1950s (Lot #6498), and an unusual limited-edition Budweiser Dale Earnhardt Jr. NASCAR #8 light-up rotating carousel tavern light (Lot #6455).
The auction arena continued to buzz until the final gavel fell as the final 85 of the nearly 700 collector vehicles crossed the block. Among the top sellers today were two late-model Jeep Wranglers (Lot #967 and Lot #968), a 2016 Range Rover Sport (Lot #972), a ’74 Bronco (Lot #947) and a ’56 Ford F-100 pickup (Lot #936), illustrating the continuing rise in popularity of pickups and off-road vehicles, many of which are highly customized. The top seller of the day, however, was a 2017 Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet (Lot #971).
The gallery below features highlights of today’s activity around the auction site – and if you weren’t able to attend the event this year, check out the video below for a little taste of what the 16th Annual Palm Beach Auction was all about! (And make plans now to attend the 3rd Annual Northeast Auction at Mohegan Sun in Connecticut, June 20-23, 2018.)