AUBURN, INDIANA (April 27, 2009) – Worldwide Auctioneers has today announced that a splendid 1969 Maserati Mistral Spyder will join the mouth watering array of great automobiles due to go under the hammer this weekend in Houston. One of only 35 4.0 liter alloy Spyders ever built, it is equipped with 6 cylinder dual overhead cam engine, Lucas fuel injection ZF 5-speed synchronized gearbox, four wheel servo assisted disc brakes, power windows and 15” Borrani wire wheels.

Part of a world renowned collection for the past ten years, the car is beautifully presented with Connally Leather interior, Wilton Wool carpets and the superb Maserati wooden steering wheel. Interested parties should contact Rod Egan or John Kruse at 260.927.0000.

The fifth annual Houston Classic Auction takes place on Saturday, May 2, at the Lakewood Yacht Club in Seabrook, Texas and is once again presented in association with the Keels & Wheels Concours D’Elegance, now in its fourteenth year.

Among the selection of very special sports racers, select American muscle cars and stately European and American classics due to cross the block, are 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 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. Enthusiasts will also get the chance to enhance their collection with the addition of “Burt’s Bandit”, a 1978 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am, as immortalized in the movie Smokey and the Bandit, currently the property of Mr. Burt Reynolds and titled in his name.

Full information on the Houston Classic Auction, including admission, advance bidder registration and directions can be obtained at Information regarding the Keels & Wheels Concours D’Elegance can be obtained at

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