AUBURN, INDIANA (April 20, 2009) – Worldwide Auctioneers plans to launch its fifth annual Houston Classic Auction with a bang, announcing today that a pair of highly sought after first-edition Pony cars will be first to go under the hammer.
The 1970 Chevrolet Camaro offered as Lot number 1 will be none other than serial number 1, the first Camaro built at the Van Nuys factory in 1970, impressively optioned, well documented and recently comprehensively restored. This unique Camaro “is a remarkable find that is sure to be an avidly sought after participant at events, where it will be the undisputed centerpiece of any second generation Camaro display”, said John Kruse, Managing Partner.
No less unique is Lot number 2, a 1969 Pontiac Firebird Two Door Sport Coupe. Again, it is carries the Serial Number 1, making it the first of an illustrious line of pony cars, muscle cars, pace cars and movie cars that all share the name Firebird. Finished in Verdoro Green over black, it retains the original numbers matching engine and transmission. In the words of Rod Egan, Managing Partner and Chief Auctioneer, “the first of any edition or manufacture is always highly sought after and we are delighted to offer this tremendous opportunity in Houston, not once, but twice”.
The Houston Classic Auction looks set to once again reward both collectors and enthusiasts with a mouth watering array of over 100 spectacular vintage automobiles, of all makes and from all eras. Among the selection of very special sports racers, select American muscle cars and stately European and American classics is a singular 1960 Scarab Grand Prix Race Car, awesome 1968 Shelby GT500 KR Convertible, magnificent 1933 Duesenberg LaGrande Cowl Phaeton and gorgeous 1951 Ferrari 340 America Berlinetta Coupe.
Racing fans will also get a rare chance to see Corvette racing legends Dick Guldstrand and Delmo Johnson reunited with some of the celebrated race cars that contributed to their success on the track, as a selection of iconic Corvette racers go under the hammer.
Held in conjunction with the fourteenth annual Keels and Wheels Concours D’Elegance, the Houston Classic Auction is on Saturday May 2nd 2009 at the Lakewood Yacht Club in Seabrook, Texas. Further details regarding any current consignment may be discussed with either Rod Egan or John Kruse on 260-927-0000. Full information on the sale, admission and advance bidder registration can be obtained by calling 260-927-0000 or visiting www.wwgauctions.com. Media and sponsorship enquiries should be directed to Jo Snyder on 512-507-7867.