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Apr 11

Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach: Friday’s Five Cars To Watch

This hot-rod 1955 Chevrolet 210 sedan at Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach has some serious horsepower under the hood. (Photo: Tom Jensen)

This hot-rod 1955 Chevrolet 210 sedan at Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach has some serious horsepower under the hood. (Photo: Tom Jensen)

The long wait is over. The 12th annual Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach Collector Car Auction is ready to roll with 21 hours of television coverage on the FOX family of networks.

This year’s docket is hugely impressive, with about 550 vehicles of shapes, sizes and price ranges.

Here are our Friday Five To Watch cars:

LOT 3001, 1969 OLDSMOBILE 442

This car is a replica of the Oldsmobile 442 convertible that appeared at motorsports and auto events in the late 1960s. (Photo: Tom Jensen)

This car is a replica of the Oldsmobile 442 convertible that appeared at motorsports and auto events in the late 1960s. (Photo: Tom Jensen)

Linda Vaughn, the legendary Hurst Miss Golden Shifter, is here this weekend, as she often is at Barrett-Jackson auctions, and there’s a very special car going across the block today at around 4:30 p.m. ET. It’s a 1969 Oldsmobile 442 convertible Hurst Shifter car replica built by Thornton Motors Inc. of Bucks County, PA with guidance from legendary Hurst engineer “Doc” Watson. The Thornton family specializes in world-class Oldsmobile restorations, with one of their 442s selling here last year for an eye-popping $275,000.

Apr 11

What to Watch: Your Weekend Schedule

One of the most intriguing cars at Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach is a 1956 Pontiac that pays stylistic homage to NASCAR Hall of Fame member Cotton Owens. (Photo: Tom Jensen)

Barrett-Jackson will be streaming across the family of FOX networks this weekend beginning on FOX Sports 2 Friday at 12:00 p.m. (Photo: Tom Jensen)

Saturday, April 12

Noon ET – Barrett-Jackson | Palm Beach (Nat. Geo.) *LIVE
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Apr 10

Barrett-Jackson advance: Diverse lineup at Palm Beach

There is a 454 big block under the hood of this 1954 Chevrolet Corvette. (Photo: Tom Jensen)

There is a 454 big block under the hood of this 1954 Chevrolet Corvette. (Photo: Tom Jensen)

Final preparations are under way for the 12th annual Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach Collector Car Auction and all indications are that it will be a sensational event.

About 550 cars are set to roll across the block Friday, Saturday and Sunday, with a spectacular and diverse assortment of cars and trucks. That’s up from about 410 cars last year. The vast majority of the cars will sell at no reserve, meaning the high bidder will win the car, regardless of the final hammer price. Fewer than a dozen cars will sell with a reserve, or a required minimum bid price to change hands.

Apr 9

Old-School NASCAR Fans Should Love Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach

One of the most intriguing cars at Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach is a 1956 Pontiac that pays stylistic homage to NASCAR Hall of Fame member Cotton Owens. (Photo: Tom Jensen)

One of the most intriguing cars at Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach is a 1956 Pontiac that pays stylistic homage to NASCAR Hall of Fame member Cotton Owens. (Photo: Tom Jensen)

For old-school NASCAR fans, there are some cool connections at the 12th Annual Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach Collector Car Auction.

One of the most intriguing is a 1956 Pontiac that pays stylistic homage to NASCAR Hall of Fame member Cotton Owens. It’s fitting timing, given that Owens was from South Carolina and the NASCAR Sprint Cup and Nationwide Series is racing at Darlington Raceway this weekend.

Apr 1

Three FOX networks deliver 21 hours of Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach coverage

A 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL sells for $1.9 million on the Barrett-Jackson stage. (Photo: Getty Images)

A 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL sells for $1.9 million on the Barrett-Jackson stage. (Photo: Getty Images)

Signature spring collector car auction presents top cars and multiple levels of interactivity:

National Geographic Channel, FOX Sports 1 and FOX Sports 2 are set for 21 hours of live and same-day coverage from this year’s 12th annual Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach Collector Car Auction. The multi-platform, interactive broadcast begins Friday, April 11 at 12:00 p.m. ET on FOX Sports 2, continuing on FOX Sports 1 at 3:00 p.m. ET. National Geographic Channel provides eight hours of coverage on Saturday, April 12 (12:00 p.m. ET), with FOX Sports 1 culminating the weekend on Sunday, April 13 (5:30 p.m. ET).