Craig Jackson’s Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach Auction to Feature Two Cars Owned by Actor William Shatner

  • Hollywood megastar William Shatner, best known for his role as the
    original Captain Kirk in the “Star Trek” TV and movie franchise, will
    be on hand to sell two vehicles during the Palm Beach Auction
  • A 2002 Aston Martin DB7 Volante (Lot
    ) was a favorite of Shatner’s and driven only on special
    occasions, and his mint-condition 2004 Volkswagen Phaeton (Lot
    ) features a 12-cylinder engine

PALM BEACH, Fla.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Barrett-Jackson,
The World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions®, will sell two cars from
the personal collection of Hollywood megastar William Shatner during the
company’s 14th Annual Palm Beach Auction from April 8-10, 2016, at the
South Florida Fairgrounds. Shatner, best known as the original Captain
James T. Kirk in the “Star Trek” TV and movie franchise, is selling a
low-mileage 2002 Aston Martin DB7 Volante (Lot
) and a 2004 Volkswagen Phaeton (Lot
), both of which the star will autograph for the new owners
during the auction.

“Our Palm Beach auction has been host to many fantastic celebrities over
the past 14 years,” said Craig
, chairman and CEO of Barrett-Jackson. “It’s an honor to add
Mr. Shatner to our list of film and music legends that trust
Barrett-Jackson with the auction of their vehicles. Having a car that
belonged to the original ‘Captain Kirk’ will be a great story to tell
for the new owners.”

Shatner has long been a fan of everything automotive. Shortly after
being cast as Captain Kirk in “Star Trek” in 1966, Shatner splurged on a
Corvette Stingray. He has driven across the country numerous times in
trucks, cars and even motorcycles. Just last year he drove from Chicago
to Los Angeles along Route 66 for charity.

“Mechanical things have always fascinated me,” said Shatner. “The sound
of the exhaust, the ticking of the engine, the sleekness of the design
have intrigued and entranced me. I look for cars like the ones I am
selling: this great VW Phaeton – one of the most advanced cars in the
world at its time – and this Aston Martin DB7, which is a jewel of

“Barrett-Jackson is one of the great names in car auctions. I have two
wonderful cars that I am sending to them. They are like my kids, but I
know they will get great care and I will be there for the adoption
process. I am looking forward to it.”

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Barrett-Jackson, The World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions®,
is the leader in collector car auctions and automotive lifestyle events.
The company produces auctions in Scottsdale, Arizona; Palm Beach,
Florida; at Mohegan Sun in Connecticut, and Las Vegas, Nevada. With
broadcast partners, Velocity and Discovery Channel, Barrett-Jackson will
feature live television coverage in 2016, including broadcasts in over
100 countries internationally. Barrett-Jackson also endorses a
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