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HUGHES 1953 BUICK ROADMASTER SELLS FOR $1.62 MILLION AT
BARRETT-JACKSON PALM BEACH
Aviation genius Howard Hughes
1953 Buick Roadmaster sold for $1.62 including bidders
premium at no reserve at the Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach Collector
Car Auction on Saturday, April 2, 2005. The 3rd Annual Barrett-Jackson
Palm Beach auction is running from April 1 April 3, 2005,
at the South Florida Expo Center.
$1.62 million is a
phenomenal price for this one-of-a-kind piece of Americana,
said Craig Jackson, president of the Barrett-Jackson Auction
Company. There was a fierce bidding war between three
parties for this gorgeous vehicle that ended with the setting of
a new world record for the sale of a Buick. The winning bidder is
building a world-class automotive collection and is a connoisseur
of aviation. He felt the Hughes Roadmaster would be a perfect fit
for his future plans.
Hughes drove the Roadmaster while
he stayed at the Beverly Hills Hotel, where he suffered his
second nervous breakdown that amplified his strange behavior. The
pastel blue and sea foam green Roadmaster was so important to him
that it would stay with his most prized possessions to keep it
safe from tampering until decades after his death when it was re-discovered.
Hughes, obsessed with germs,
redesigned the system for air to flow through a dust trap and
bacterial filter mounted in the trunk of the Roadmaster. In
addition to the cars typical 12-volt system, Hughes had a
full 24-volt aircraft electrical system installed with a plug-in
attachment under the trunk. The attachment gave him the ability
to drive onto the tarmac and personally jumpstart his plane,
thereby outsmarting his enemies and traveling undetected.
The Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach
Collector Car Auction is scheduled for April 1 April 3,
2005 at the South Florida Expo Center. The SPEED channel will
provide TV coverage during the event.