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Date: Mar. 7, 2012

Worldwide promises world-class cars and a world-class venue for its 11th annual Houston Classic Auction

Houston. March 7th, 2012. Regular visitors to Worldwide Auctioneers long-standing event, The Houston Classic Auction, have come to expect a catalogue sale packed with an array of diverse and exciting consignments. This year's line-up looks set to be more impressive than ever, as the auction company teams up with the inaugural Concours d'Elegance of Texas to present its 11th annual Houston sale in a spectacular new setting. The 2012 Houston Classic Auction is scheduled for Saturday, May 5th, on the lakeside grounds of the award winning La Torretta Lake Resort and Spa in Montgomery Texas, recently voted the #1 resort in the Lone Star State by Conde Nast Traveler magazine Reader's Choice awards.

"World-class cars deserve a world-class venue and we can absolutely promise you both", said Rod Egan, Principal & Chief Auctioneer. "We have a truly remarkable selection of over 100 superb motorcars lined up to go under the hammer on Saturday, and La Torretta provides the perfect setting to relax and spend the weekend enjoying great cars, good company and some of that famous Texas hospitality. Everything you need is on-site, and once your car is valeted, you can forget about it for the weekend and simply enjoy the auction and the concours and the considerable amenities the resort has to offer".

Consignments for this year's sale include a spectacular 1932 Duesenberg Model J Speedster from a well-known Texas collection, offered entirely without reserve, a beautiful1935 Bentley 31/2 Litre Drop Head Coupe with original coachwork by Kellner of Paris, and for anyone seeking something a little different, a Wells Fargo Stage Coach. Two outstanding pre-war Packards are also slated to go under the hammer; a CCCA award winning 1936 Packard Twelve Convertible Victoria, one of just 682 Packard Twelves built in 1936, and a prized 1935 Packard Twelve Convertible Sedan. Also on offer is a hand- picked collection of 17 exceptional 1936 Fords from the Paul J. Meyer Estate Collection, offered entirely without reserve and representing every body type. Examples include multiple Dearborn award winners including the 1000-point Phaeton, a beautifully restored Woodie Station Wagon, a unique Brewster and an early Ford V8 Club award winning 3-window Coupe. Enthusiasts can also look forward to the usual impressive selection of fine American and European sports cars and classics, pre-war cars and select American muscle. Consignments of individual motorcars or collections are still invited and may be discussed with any of Worldwide's Motorcar Specialists at 800.990.6789

The Concours d'Elegance of Texas is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit and has confirmed both The Collectors Foundation and The Texas Children's Hospital as its main charities. One of the consignments lined up for The Houston Classic Auction on Saturday is a one of a kind 1963 Volkswagen Super Beetle Custom Street Rod, kindly donated by a well -known Houston collector. Worldwide will auction the Beetle on behalf of the Concours d'Elegance of Texas during Saturday's sale, with both the Texas Children's Hospital and The Collectors Foundation benefiting from its sale.

The Houston Classic Auction kicks off on Saturday, May 5th at 11am, in the Versailles Ballroom at La Torretta Lake Resort & Spa, just north of downtown Houston in Montgomery, Texas. Admission is by catalogue and full details are available online at or by calling 260.925.6789 or 800.990.6789. The Concours d'Elegance of Texas starts at 10am on Sunday, May 6th. Visit the website at for information or contact Executive Director Lolly Bezy at 855.262.9900. Visit for information on accommodation and resort amenities. Visitors are urged to book their rooms early for the weekend, as the resort is expected to sell out. Contact La Torretta at 936.448.4400 and use special rate booking code WORLDAUC2012.
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