Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach auction gets American Muscle Car Museum cars

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Mark Pieloch’s ever-expanding collection of ultra-rare vehicles is fast consuming the floor space at his 123,000-square-foot American Muscle Car Museum complex in Melbourne.

So Pieloch — who estimates his cars now exceed $100 million in value — will sell a colorful assortment of 13 pristine vehicles at the upcoming Barrett-Jackson auction in West Palm Beach. 

The History Channel and FYI will broadcast the auction live, which is scheduled from April 7 to 9 at the South Florida Fairgrounds. 

Pieloch’s showcase auction car: a 1968 Chevrolet Yenko Super Camaro — one of only 70 built that year. Powered by the original 427-cubic-inch, 450-horsepower engine, painted in Grotto Blue with a blue vinyl interior, the pony car has 49,108 miles.

This 1968 Chevrolet Yenko Super Camaro — one of only 70 built — with 49,108 original miles will be sold during the upcoming Barrett-Jackson auction in West Palm Beach.

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How much is it worth? For comparison’s sake, a 1967 Chevrolet Yenko Super Camaro with the 427/450 combination sold for $632,500 during Barrett-Jackson’s auction in January in Scottsdale, Arizona.

“They have sort of a cult following. These cars are very desirable,” said Craig Jackson, chairman and CEO of Barrett-Jackson.

“What’s so significant about this is the high-horsepower motor. It still has every piece of paperwork. And still has the original components as it was built, back in the day,” Jackson said.

“They’re like finding a unicorn, finding one of these,” he said.

Barrett-Jackson is highlighting the American Muscle Car Museum’s 13 consignments via promotional videos and news releases. 

Pieloch’s yellow 1986 Chevrolet Corvette convertible Indianapolis 500 pace car will hit the auction block on Friday, April 8.

“I bought that car way back in 1993, when it only had a couple thousand miles on it. Today, it has 9,300 miles. I used to drive that as a Sunday car: take a ride in it, take the kid out for a ride, go have an ice cream, date-night car,” Pieloch said.