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Worldwide Auctioneers ready for 'new' Houston Classic

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1932 Duesenberg Model J LWB Custom Speedster.

1932 Duesenberg Model J LWB Custom Speedster.

Worldwide Auctioneers’ 11th annual Houston Classic Auction will be held at a new venue and in conjunction with a new event.

Worldwide’s 2012 Houston Classic Auction will be held May 5 on the lake-side grounds of the award-winning La Torretta Lake Resort and Spa in Montgomery, Texas, the day before the inaugural Concours d’Elegance of Texas on May 6.

“World-class cars deserve a world-class venue, and we can absolutely promise you both,” said Rod Egan, principal and chief auctioneer of Worldwide Auctioneers. “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.”

1935 Packard Twelve convertible sedan.

1935 Packard Twelve convertible sedan.

Consignments include a 1932 Duesenberg Model J speedster offered without reserve, a Kellner-bodied 1935 Bentley 3-1/2-Litre drop-head coupe, a 1936 Packard Twelve convertible victoria, a 1935 Packard Twelve convertible sedan and 17 1936 Fords from the Paul J. Meyer Estate Collection. Many of the Meyer estate’s Fords include Dearborn winners and the most desirable body styles, such as a wood-bodied wagon, a three-window coupe, a Brewster-bodied example and more.

Details are available online at or by calling 260-925-6789 or 800-990-6789.

The Concours d’Elegance of Texas starts at 10 a.m. on May 6. Visit the website at for information.

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