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Countdown to Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach 2017: 1969 Chevrolet Camaro custom coupe

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1969 Chevrolet Camaro custom coupe | Barrett-Jackson photo

Editor’s note: This is the fifth in a 10-day sponsored series featuring cars to be sold April 6-8 during Barrett-Jackson’s Palm Beach auction.

Built to be driven and offered without a reserve during the Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach auction, this custom 1969 Chevrolet Camaro provides the ultimate in classic-car looks, performance driving, and the reliability of a new car.

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Countdown to Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach 2017: 1969 Chevrolet Camaro COPO

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1969 Chevrolet Camaro COPO | Barrett-Jackson photo

Editor’s note: This is the fourth in a 10-day sponsored series featuring cars to be sold April 6-8 during Barrett-Jackson’s Palm Beach auction.

When ordering a Camaro in the late ‘60s, options ranged from a “grocery-getter” to a tire-shredding SS 396. GM policy limited engine size for the A-body and F-body lines to 400cid, but a few performance-oriented Chevrolet dealers, including Don Yenko and Fred Gibbs, knew it was possible to build almost anything.

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Countdown to Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach 2017: 1961 Volkswagen 23-Window Deluxe Microbus

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1961 Volkswagen 23-Window Deluxe Microbus | Barrett-Jackson photo

Editor’s note: This is the third in a 10-day sponsored series featuring cars to be sold April 6-8 during Barrett-Jackson’s Palm Beach auction.

Offered without a reserve during Barrett-Jacksons Palm Beach auction, this rare, early, factory-built walk-through 23-window Volkswagen Microbus is powered by a 1.2-liter 4-cylinder engine with 36 horsepower delivered through a 4-speed manual transmission.

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Countdown to Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach 2017: 1969 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28

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1969 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 | Barrett-Jackson photo

Editor’s note: This is the second in a 10-day sponsored series featuring cars to be sold April 6-8 during Barrett-Jackson’s 2017 Palm Beach auction.

Offered without a reserve at Barrett-Jackson’s Palm Beach auction, this 1969 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 has been inspected by Jerry MacNeish and certified by Camaro Hi-Performance as a real factory-built Z/28.

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Poll Results: Hagerty offers up 10 classic cars, each currently costing less than $10,000. What is your favorite?

The Question of the Week for the week of March 20th, 2017 asked you: Hagerty offers up 10 classic cars, each currently costing less than $10,000, that it believes to be “poised for growth.” Which is your favorite?

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Countdown to Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach 2017: 1962 Cadillac custom convertible

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1962 Cadillac custom convertible | Barrett-Jackson photo

Editor’s note: This is the first in a 10-day sponsored series featuring cars to be sold April 6-8  during Barrett-Jackson’s Palm Beach auction.

Known as “Cadalina,” this 1962 Cadillac custom convertible combines the  original body lines and space-age flavor of the original car with modern presence and function. Continue reading

Poll Results: Hagerty’s annual Hot List includes 10 2017-model-year cars you can buy now that should be worth more down the road as collector vehicles.

The Question of the Week for the week of March 6th, 2017 asked you: Hagerty’s annual Hot List includes 10 2017-model-year cars you can buy now that should be worth more down the road as collector vehicles. Take your pick –

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2017 Amelia Island auctions reveal new major collector car trends

Phoenix Arizona, March 13 2017

As the events at Amelia Island come to an end, three trends have become readily apparent from the collector car auctions. After studying results from the five auctions that ran over three days, post-sale analysis reveals that the impact of younger enthusiasts and investors has begun to impact both vehicle selection for these sales as well as the overall collector car market, driving up values for vehicles that were not historically considered “blue chip investment” cars.

Trends from Amelia Island auctions included booming prices for European exotics built in the ‘80s and ‘90s as well as a continued rise in prices for the Porsche market buoyed by the constant climb in price for air-cooled 911s, which also has created lift for earlier vehicles across the 356 vehicles and water-cooled vehicles like the 944 and 928. On a related note, the desire for Italian exotics amongst the younger set paired with historically high prices for Ferraris has begun to push the non-traditional Italian marque, like Lancia, Maserati and Fiat, to new highs.

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