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Apr 13

Barrett-Jackson Sunday: Five Cars to Watch

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This tricked-out 1954 Oldsmobile Holiday 88 Custom Roadster should draw plenty of attention Sunday at the auction. ( photo)

It’s the third and final day of the 12th annual Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach Collector Car Auction and so far, the event has been a huge success with a great docket of more than 550 , millions raised for charity and massive crowds.

Today, the focus is on the fun, the funky and the affordable collector cars, the kinds of rides that are perfect for weekend jaunts rather than some of the uber-high-dollar cars that end up as museum pieces.

With that in mind, here are Sunday’s Five To Watch cars from Palm Beach:

LOT 634, 1954 OLDSMOBILE CUSTOM ROADSTER

A wonderful, period-correct cruiser, this 1954 Oldsmobile Holiday 88 Custom roadster evokes the legendary customizer Gene Winfield. This Olds is chopped, channeled, shaved, decked, frenched and about everything else you can do.

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Apr 12

Rick Hendrick purchases first ’15 Z06 Stingray for $1 million

Rick Hendrick was expected to buy

Rick Hendrick was expected to buy the first 2015 Z06 Stingray, no matter what the cost. When the hammer dropped, the final price had risen all the way up to $1 million. (Photo: )

It was a Rick Hendrick kind of day: He came, he saw, he bought.

As expected, the championship NASCAR team owner and dealer came to the 12th annual Collector Car Auction, where late Saturday afternoon he bought VIN No. 1 of the 2015 Corvette Z06 Stingray for $1 million, all of which will go to the Karmanos Cancer Institute, one of Chevrolet’s favorite charities.

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Apr 12

‘Need For Speed’ Mustang sells for $300k

 

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The “Need for Speed” 2013 was one of the top charity in the auction. (Photo: )

The “Need For Speed” 2013 Ford Mustang movie car jumped to the top of the sales charts, at least temporarily, with an emotional, high-energy $300,000 sale Saturday afternoon at 12th annual Collector Car Auction.

All of the sale proceeds will go to benefit the Henry Ford Health System, one of Ford Motor Co.’s pet charities.

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Apr 12

Bentley Owned By NBA Superstar LeBron James A Dud At Barrett-Jackson

This 2006 Bentley Arnage R hammered away for a disappointing $65,000 at Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach. (Photo: Issac Baldizon - Getty Images / Tom Jensen - FOX Sports)

This 2006 Bentley Arnage R hammered away for a disappointing $65,000 at . (Photo: Issac Baldizon – Getty Images / – FOX Sports)

The name might have some magic in South Beach, but a little further up the east coast of Florida not quite as much, apparently.

Saturday at the 12th annual Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach Collector Car Auction, a 2006 Bentley Arnage R luxury sedan that James once owned sold at auction for $65,000. That’s a far cry from its original base price of $212,990 when new. In fact, there was no celebrity premium at all for the maroon sedan.

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Apr 12

Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach: Saturday’s Five Cars to Watch

This 2015 Corvette Z06 coupe caught everyone's attention, but no one was more interested than Rick Hendrick. (Photo: Carey Spencer / Best Digital Shots)

This 2015 Z06 coupe caught everyone’s attention, but no one was more interested than Rick Hendrick. (Photo: Carey Spencer / Best Digital Shots)

After a great opening day at the 12th annual Collector Car Auction, it’s time for Super Saturday, when the quality of the goes way up and with it the prices.

The action begins at noon ET and runs all the way until 8 p.m., with live television coverage on the National Geographic channel the entire time.

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