Vicari to Offer Special Chevelles at New Orleans Auction Dec. 1, 2012

The Vicari Auction Company will offer select cars from the Brent Trauth Chevelle Collection during the 3rd annual New Orleans Classic Auto Festival Dec. 1, 2012, at the famous Mardi Gras World in New Orleans, La.   
 
Trauth – a long-time Chevrolet Chevelle collector and restorer – is offering several vehicles from his personal collection during the Dec. 1 Vicari Auction.  Headlined by a rare 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle SS 454 LS5 V8 automatic, which features the original engine, cowl induction, factory air, power steering, brakes and a power convertible top, this Chevelle features the renowned Black with White racing stripes exterior with pristine White bucket seats.
     
Vicari will also offer a hard top 1970 Chevelle Malibu Survivor Car from the Trauth Collection.  This two-owner car has 43,000 documented original miles and boasts its original 350 cubic inch 300 HP V8, as well as a dual exhaust, tachometer, power steering and power brakes.  It has a Grey exterior, Black hard top, Black interior with bench seats and a special ordered factory SS dash.
     
In addition, the collection features a show-ready 1970 Chevelle SS 396 and a 1972 Chevelle Malibu.
     
The cars will be available during the preview on Friday, Nov. 30, 2012, from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. at no charge to spectators.  December is a festive time to visit New Orleans and experience the holiday season with great dining, concerts and more.
     
General admission to Vicari’s New Orleans Auction is $10, with children 10 and under admitted free.  Registration is Friday from 9 a.m.-5 p.m.  Auction gates open at 8 a.m. Saturday with the collectibles and automotive memorabilia auction beginning at 9:30 a.m.  The vehicle auction starts at 10 a.m. 
     
Additional consignment and bidder information, including information on phone bidding, is available at
www.vicariauction.com or by calling 504.875.3563.