Would You Rather: Ford GT With Five Miles or Shatner’s Aston Martin?

Your CliffsNotes for this weekend’s Palm Beach Auction

By The Editors

Would You Rather: Ford GT With Five Miles or Shatner’s Aston Martin?
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08 April 2016

Look. Over there.

It’s a coupe … It’s a V8 ... It’s a supercar.

To be accurate, it’s actually multiple supercars.

They congregated this past weekend in South Florida for the 14th annual Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach Auction, which ended yesterday.

We’re happy to introduce you to some of the distinguished guests that were in attendance.

The Elder Statesman
With a 300 HP overhead-valve V8, four-barrel Holley carburetor, McCulloch/Paxton VR57 centrifugal supercharger and retractable hardtop, this F-code 1957 Ford Fairlane 500 Skyliner looks pretty good for its age.  Even though it was driven in top-level drag races and won the national championship for its class in 1957 and 1958, this rare model remains in excellent condition.

The One You, Pause, While Talking About 
Captain “William Shatner” Kirk is selling his 2002 Aston Martin DB7 Volante (above, left) at the auction and will be on the premises to oversee the transaction. He only took the vehicle out on special occasions and will autograph it once bidding is complete.

The Other One You Pause, While Talking, About
Shatner is also selling a mint-condition 2004 Volkswagen Phaeton (above, right). The 12-cylinder model has tons of power, a meticulously detailed interior and was one of the most advanced cars in the world when it was produced. “Mechanical things, have always, fascinated me,” says Shatner. “The sound of the exhaust, the ticking of the engine, the sleekness of the design, have intrigued and entranced me.”

The Ridiculously Impractical but Also Really Fun One
One of only 343 Ford GT Heritage Editions that were produced, this 2006 model has a supercharged 5.4-liter aluminum DOHC V8 under its hood and fewer than five miles on its odometer. Still in its original “factory delivery state,” this 550 HP GT also boasts a Ricardo six-speed manual transmission, HID headlights and BBS-forged aluminum wheels with factory Goodyear Eagle F1 tires.

The One(s) You Can Write Off
During the auction, eight vehicles will be auctioned off to benefit U.S. veterans organizations, youth programs and medical research. The list of charity lots includes a 2017 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport, a 50th anniversary Chevrolet Camaro, a 2014 Ford Raptor Hennessey VelociRaptor 600, a 1974 BMW 2002 and a 1993 Dodge Viper Hennessey Venom 500 that features an exterior airbrushed with images of a U.S. Navy SEAL team carrying out Operation Red Wings in 2005.

All images via Barrett-Jackson

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