Barrett-Jackson Auto Auction: From Zero to Sexy

A restored ‘63 Chevy Corvette, with a V7 twin-turbo mid-engine, which can take you from 0 to 60 in less than 3 seconds. A 1988 custom-built Kittredge K350 two-man submarine with a maximum operating depth of 350 feet. How about Willie Nelson’s golf cart? If it’s a vehicle, and even if it’s not, it might be on display – and on sale – at the Barrett-Jackson Auto Auction, which is celebrating its 10th anniversary in Palm Beach County with its show running Thursday through Saturday at the South Florida Fairgrounds. Photography by Greg Lovett/The Palm Beach Post.

Barrett-Jackson Auto Auction: From Zero to Sexy

A 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air 2 Door Hardtop.

Barrett-Jackson Auto Auction: From Zero to Sexy

A 1957 Buick Roadmaster 2 Door Hardtop.

Barrett-Jackson Auto Auction: From Zero to Sexy

Vic Mette, of Ft. Walton Beach, works to fasten the hood release that came loose as he drove his 1971 Oldsmobile Cutlass to the auction.

Barrett-Jackson Auto Auction: From Zero to Sexy

A 1953 Packard Caribbean Convertible.

Barrett-Jackson Auto Auction: From Zero to Sexy

A 1968 Chevrolet Corvelle.

Barrett-Jackson Auto Auction: From Zero to Sexy

A 1951 Custom 2 Door Coupe.

Barrett-Jackson Auto Auction: From Zero to Sexy

A 1932 Ford Model B Pickup.

Barrett-Jackson Auto Auction: From Zero to Sexy

Dick Steimel, of Fort Lauderdale, peers out the window of a 1940 Ford Deluxe Custom 2 Door Coupe.

Barrett-Jackson Auto Auction: From Zero to Sexy

Mothers professional detailer Cesar Hernandez of West Palm Beach, polishes a 1961 Chevrolet Impala Bubble Top.

Barrett-Jackson Auto Auction: From Zero to Sexy

A dice cap on the wheel of a 1951 Mercury Custom 2 Door Coupe.

Barrett-Jackson Auto Auction: From Zero to Sexy

A 1950 Chevrolet Short Bed Pickup.

Barrett-Jackson Auto Auction: From Zero to Sexy

A 1949 MG TC Convertible.

Barrett-Jackson Auto Auction: From Zero to Sexy

Spectators gather around a 1959 Porsche 356A Convertible D with tan interior.

Barrett-Jackson Auto Auction: From Zero to Sexy

Gordy Chilson, of Lawrenceville, Pennsylvania, appreciates the neon signs on display at the auction. “Everything here is the best. That’s what I really love about it. This is the 4th year in a row for me.”

Barrett-Jackson Auto Auction: From Zero to Sexy

Artist Greg Hildebrandt puts the finishing touches on a painting on the 1953 Cadillac El Dorado in Aztec Red with a Fabulous Brunette. This is part of his American Beauties Vintage Pinup art series. The acrylic on canvas original can be purchased for $25,000.

Barrett-Jackson Auto Auction: From Zero to Sexy

Girls from Rachel’s Gentleman’s Club and Steak House in West Palm Beach, ride in the back of a 1949 Crosley Hook and Ladder Fire Truck. The girls cheered for the highest bidder who paid $35,200 for the vehicle.

Barrett-Jackson Auto Auction: From Zero to Sexy

A 1956 Ford Victoria 2 Door Hardtop.

Barrett-Jackson Auto Auction: From Zero to Sexy

A 1956 Crown Victoria Skyliner 2 Door Hardtop.

Barrett-Jackson Auto Auction: From Zero to Sexy

A 1949 Crosley Hook and Ladder Fire Truck.

Barrett-Jackson Auto Auction: From Zero to Sexy

Country singer Willie Nelson’s former 1981 electric golf cart with Rolls Royce features, wet bar on board and named the The 19th hole. It was a gift from his wife Connie, but was seized by the IRS and auctioned. A bidder paid $4,675 for the cart at this year’s auction.

Barrett-Jackson Auto Auction: From Zero to Sexy

Frank Dziewit snaps a photograph of a 1947 Lincoln Zephyr 4 Door Sedan.

Barrett-Jackson Auto Auction: From Zero to Sexy

A 1956 Ford F-350 Custom Truck.

Barrett-Jackson Auto Auction: From Zero to Sexy

A 1960 Chevrolet Impala 2 Door Hardtop with a freshly overhauled 350cid engine with two 4 barrel carburetors and 350 turbo transmission.

Barrett-Jackson Auto Auction: From Zero to Sexy

An auction bidder sports a pair of stairs and stripes styled cowboy boots.

Barrett-Jackson Auto Auction: From Zero to Sexy

Restored gas station pumps on display.

Barrett-Jackson Auto Auction: From Zero to Sexy

A 1928 Dodge Pickup that sold for $14,300.

Barrett-Jackson Auto Auction: From Zero to Sexy

A bumper sticker on the back of a 1958 Edsel Corsair 2 Door Hard Top that sold for $9,900.

Barrett-Jackson Auto Auction: From Zero to Sexy

A packed house looks at a 1979 Lincoln Mark V up for auction.

Barrett-Jackson Auto Auction: From Zero to Sexy

A 2004 Mercedes SL600 RENNtech “Chrome Edition” is on the auction block.

Barrett-Jackson Auto Auction: From Zero to Sexy

The 2004 Mercedes SL600 RENNtech “Chrome Edition” is pushed off the auction block after selling for $155,000. Robert Bassam, of Washington D.C., purchased the automobile; the money will go to the Doug Mansfield Foundation Trust, a Sarasota based charity that provides seeing eye dogs for children and blind veterans.

Barrett-Jackson Auto Auction: From Zero to Sexy

A 1953 Chevrolet 3100 Pickup is inspected by bidders on the auction block.

Barrett-Jackson Auto Auction: From Zero to Sexy

A 1957 Ford Thunderbird is pushed away after selling for $33,000. Click image to zoom.

Barrett-Jackson Auto Auction: From Zero to Sexy

An auction driver closes the trunk of a 1954 Oldsmobile Holiday Custom Roadster after it sold for $30,800.

Barrett-Jackson Auto Auction: From Zero to Sexy

Car enthusiasts take one last look at the cars at the end of the day’s auction.

Barrett-Jackson Auto Auction: From Zero to Sexy

One man watches the big screen as the last few cars are auctioned at the end of the day.

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