Houston Classic Auction Preview – Worldwide Auctioneers

Worldwide Auctioneers will hold its 2009 Houston Classic Auction on Saturday, May 2nd in Seabrook, Texas.

The fifth annual Houston Classic Auction, held in conjunction with the fourteenth annual Keels and Wheels Concours D’Elegance, will feature more than 100 automobiles for the single-day event. The auction is headlined by a 1936 Delahaye 135 S Court Competition Teardrop Coupe, 1933 Duesenberg Model J Dual Cowl Phaeton, 1955 Jaguar D-Type Competition Short Nose, 1951 Ferrari 340 America Berlinetta, plus a very strong collection of sports racing cars.

Worldwide Auctioneers’ event will be held at the Lakewood Yacht Club in Seabrook, Texas, on Saturday, May 2nd at 11am, with a full day auction preview on Friday, May 1st, from 10am to 5 pm. Admission to this sale requires the purchase of the auction catalog for $75, which will admit two.

For more information, contact Worldwide Auctioneers at (260) 927-0000 or visit www.wwgauctions.com.

Notable 2009 Houston Classic Auction Consignments:

1936 Delahaye 135 S Court Competition Teardrop Coupe – Estimate Unavailable. Coachwork by Figoni & Falaschi; only all-alloy body.
1936 Delahaye 135 S Court Competition Teardrop Coupe – Estimate Unavailable. Coachwork by Figoni & Falaschi; only all-alloy body.
<strong>1933 Duesenberg Model J Dual Cowl Phaeton – Estimate $1,600,000 - $1,800,000.</strong> Coachwork by La Grande, ACD Certified Category One, Multiple Award Winner.
1933 Duesenberg Model J Dual Cowl Phaeton – Estimate $1,600,000 - $1,800,000. Coachwork by La Grande, ACD Certified Category One, Multiple Award Winner.
<strong>1955 Jaguar D-Type Competition Short Nose – Estimate Unavailable. </strong>Ex-Jaguar experimental department glass fibre prototype.
1955 Jaguar D-Type Competition Short Nose – Estimate Unavailable. Ex-Jaguar experimental department glass fibre prototype.
<strong>1951 Ferrari 340 America Berlinetta – Estimate $1,200,000 - $1,400,000. </strong>
1951 Ferrari 340 America Berlinetta – Estimate $1,200,000 - $1,400,000.
<strong>1960 Scarab Grand Prix Race Car – Estimate $750,000 - $850,000.</strong> Ex-Lance Reventlow, Chuck Daigh and Richie Ginther chassis GP-2.
1960 Scarab Grand Prix Race Car – Estimate $750,000 - $850,000. Ex-Lance Reventlow, Chuck Daigh and Richie Ginther chassis GP-2.
<strong>1957 Chevrolet Corvette Airbox Fuel Injected COPO Race Car – Estimate $700,000 - $900,000.</strong> The Ex-Bob Mouat Factory Big Brake, Air-Box Fuelie. Reportedly most extensively raced '57 Corvette race car; successfully raced straight from showroom, achieving 21 victories and over 50 top-10 finishes.
1957 Chevrolet Corvette Airbox Fuel Injected COPO Race Car – Estimate $700,000 - $900,000. The Ex-Bob Mouat Factory Big Brake, Air-Box Fuelie. Reportedly most extensively raced '57 Corvette race car; successfully raced straight from showroom, achieving 21 victories and over 50 top-10 finishes.
<strong>1965 Chevrolet Corvette "8-Ball Cobra Killer" Race Car – Estimate $300,000 - $500,000. </strong>Ex-Dick Guldstrand and Herb Caplan raced successfully in USRRC and SCCA. Caplan drove it to victory at Stardust Grand Prix and 1966 Northern Pacific A Production SCCA Divisional Championships.
1965 Chevrolet Corvette 8-Ball Cobra Killer Race Car – Estimate $300,000 - $500,000. Ex-Dick Guldstrand and Herb Caplan raced successfully in USRRC and SCCA. Caplan drove it to victory at Stardust Grand Prix and 1966 Northern Pacific A Production SCCA Divisional Championships.
<strong>1932 Packard 903 Deluxe Eight Coupe Roadster – Estimate $260,000 - $290,000.</strong> AACA Senior Grand National First Place and CCCA Senior First Place Award Winner.
1932 Packard 903 Deluxe Eight Coupe Roadster – Estimate $260,000 - $290,000. AACA Senior Grand National First Place and CCCA Senior First Place Award Winner.
<strong>1934 Rolls-Royce Phantom II Continental Three Position Drophead Coupe – Estimate $475,000 - $575,000.</strong>
1934 Rolls-Royce Phantom II Continental Three Position Drophead Coupe – Estimate $475,000 - $575,000.
<strong>1978 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am 'Bandit' – Estimate $55,000 - $75,000.</strong> Property of Burt Reynolds.
1978 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am 'Bandit' – Estimate $55,000 - $75,000. Property of Burt Reynolds.
<strong>1947 Talbot-Lago T26 Record Cabriolet – Estimate $260,000 - $290,000. </strong>
1947 Talbot-Lago T26 Record Cabriolet – Estimate $260,000 - $290,000.
<strong>1931 Cadillac 452A V16 All-Weather Phaeton – Estimate $225,000 - $275,000. </strong>
1931 Cadillac 452A V16 All-Weather Phaeton – Estimate $225,000 - $275,000.
<strong>1931 Cadillac 370-A V12 Dual Cowl Sport Phaeton – Estimate $220,000 - $270,000. </strong>
1931 Cadillac 370-A V12 Dual Cowl Sport Phaeton – Estimate $220,000 - $270,000.
<strong>1968.5 Ford Mustang Cobra Jet 'R Code ' GT Fastback – Estimate $85,000 - $115,000. </strong>
1968.5 Ford Mustang Cobra Jet 'R Code ' GT Fastback – Estimate $85,000 - $115,000.
<strong>1963 Maserati 3500 GTI Vignale Spyder – Estimate $240,000 - $280,000. </strong>
1963 Maserati 3500 GTI Vignale Spyder – Estimate $240,000 - $280,000.

[Source: Worldwide Auctioneers]