Vicari Announces 4th Annual New Orleans Classic Auto Festival

The Vicari Auction Company will offer more than 200 classic and muscle cars at Auction during their 4th annual New Orleans Classic Auto Festival, Aug. 9-10, 2013, at Mardi Gras World, LA.

Crossing the block this year are several rare vehicles from J. Gordan Farmer estate including a 1934 Packard Twelve Club Sedan and 1931 Packard Dual Cowl Sport Phaeton. Of the Packard’s built in 1934 just 986 were equipped with V12 engines and very few have survived to this day. The body of the 34′ Club Sedan was exquisitely refined and considered by most to be the most elegant of the era. The V12 engine has been described as a whisper at idle and offers 160 hp. The Model 1107 Twelve was built on a 142″ wheel base and with seating for 5 in luxury. Standard equipment included extra wheel, tire and tube, metal tire cover, front and rear bumpers, fender lamps, twin tail lamps, twin horns and shatterproof glass throughout. This model included the upgraded Pelican Radiator Emblem which originally cost $20, Automatic starter costing $14.50 and Packard DeLuxe Radio adding an additional $79.50 to the $4060 List price. The 1931 8 Series Packard Sport Phaeton was built on the 833 chassis with a 134 1/2″ wheel base. It incorporates a hinged tonneau cowl and rear single piece folding windshield of non-shatterable glass. Both automobiles are in show quality condition. Other offerings by Vicari Auction include a 1965 Amphicar light heartedly dubbed by Mr. Vicari as a “Katrina evacuation vehicle,” a 1947 Jaguar MK IV, 1952 Jaguar XK120 and a garden variety of muscle cars.

“New Orleans is a great venue for classic and muscle car auctions, there is high enthusiasm for collectible automobiles across the region, astonishing private collections and the city is the perfect backdrop for high caliber auto auction event. You can bid on cars in New Orleans under $20,000 or add cars to you collection like the 1957 Cadillac Eldorado Biarittz Convertible that sold for $178,200 last year said President Pete Vicari. “New Orleans is a family oriented city with a diversity of restaurants, shopping and historical attractions that all add to the one of a kind atmosphere that only New Orleans can provide.”