Vicari Auction Hits $3.4 Million at Biloxi Event

The Vicari Auction Company announces total sales for their 16th annual Biloxi Auction reached $3.4 million, excluding buyer’s premium.
 
More than 300 vehicles crossed the block during the event, which took place Oct. 12-13, 2012, at the Mississippi Coast Coliseum & Convention Center in Biloxi, Miss. 
 
“We strive to create an entertaining and customer-focused environment for collector car enthusiasts, and this year’s record-breaking Biloxi Auction delivered just that,” said President Pete Vicari.  “It featured the most cars we’ve ever offered in Biloxi, and sales increased over last year’s event by more than $1 million.  Plus, we had the pleasure of hosting Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant, who owns a classic car himself!  We are excited to continue consigning high-quality vehicles that enthusiasts desire.”
 
Vicari’s top seller at the Biloxi Auction was a rare, numbers matching M Code 1969 Corvette that features a prototype M coded engine block built by General Motors.  There are 12 total known M coded Corvettes, and this vehicle is one of only two known produced in 1969.  This M39 coded Corvette has a 350 HP small block engine, power windows, power brakes, A/C and a tilt telescope steering wheel.
     
The Biloxi Auction Top 10 Vehicle Sales (does not include 8% buyer’s premium) were:
1. 1969 Chevrolet Corvette with M Code Engine (Lot S901) at $152,000
2. 1964 Chevrolet Corvette Resto Mod (Lot S490) at $124,000
3. 1970 Mustang Mach 1 Super Cobra Jet (Lot S373) at $84,000
4. 1961 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe (Lot S371) at $84,000
5. 1953 Buick Skylark Convertible (Lot S902) at $82,500
6. 2012 Jaguar XJL Supercharged Four Door (Lot S339) at $80,000
7. 1959 Chevrolet Corvette (Lot F80) at $66,000
8. 1968 Ford Mustang Fastback (Lot S350) at $65,000
9. 1934 Ford Two Door Sedan (Lot S361) at $64,000
10. 1970 Plymouth Roadrunner (Lot S903) at $60,000
     
The next Vicari Auction will feature more than 200 classic and muscle cars during the 3rd annual New Orleans Classic Auto Festival Dec. 1, 2012, at the famous Mardi Gras World in New Orleans, La.  Additional consignment and bidder information is available at
www.vicariauction.com.