CARLISLE, PA – When Carlisle Auctions last offered an event it was in February and things as we knew it then were fairly normal. Little did anyone know, it would be more than seven months between events with some first-ever cancelations mixed in. Since knowledge is power, those seven months were used to learn, monitor and strategize ways to best host an in-person auction. Backed by industry support, a solid set of health/safety guidelines and a hungry core of bidders and sellers, Carlisle Auctions successfully hosted and executed its two-day Fall Carlisle auction (October 1 & 2) at the Carlisle Expo Center.
Powered by two great partners, the AACA Museum, Inc. and Classic Auto Mall, over 400 lots of all eras or production crossed the block. More than ever before, dozens of pre-war consignments were available, with many selling. Also highly sought after were muscle cars both past and present. Carlisle Auctions even ran a nice mix of modern rides, including the top seller, a 2018 Mercedes Benz Sprinter Midwest Automotive Design Passage Van.
Another great feature of the Fall Carlisle auction was an all-truck hour on October 1 at around 5 p.m. While the top four don’t include any of the more than two dozen trucks that crossed the block, it was a widely popular feature that will absolutely return to a future event. The top selling truck of the group ended up being a 1947 Kaiser Street Rod truck at $55,100. This truck came to Carlisle Auctions via the partnership with the AACA Museum, Inc.
The sell through rate and dollars generated were a stunning result for the Carlisle Auctions team given world events and more than anything, a testament to their efforts and the passion of those who participated in the auction. 63% of all consignments sold, with $4.4 million in total sales. Sales totals do include all buyers and sellers fees.
Top 4 at Fall Carlisle 2020:
- 1) 2018 Mercedes Benz Sprinter Midwest Automotive Design Passage Van – $91,000
- 2) 1970 Buick GSX – $80,250
- 3) 1967 Nova SS – $65,000
- 4) 2012 Bentley Continental Flying S – $63,600
While those are the top four selling lots, there are many more vehicles still available via the Classic Auto Mall still for sale showroom. Full results for the auction are available at http://CarlisleAuctions.com. In addition, vehicles that are still for sale will be available online for a few weeks following the event and noted by a special graphic within the listing. Finally, while the Fall 2020 auction has concluded, the Carlisle Auctions team is already prepping for 2021. At this time, the first scheduled auction is February 19-20 in Lakeland, Florida as part of Winter AutoFest. Following that event, the auction team returns to action in Pennsylvania as part of Spring Carlisle 2021. The spring auction is April 22-23.
Carlisle Events is a partner or producer of over a dozen annual collector car/truck events. Events are held at the Carlisle PA Fairgrounds (Carlisle, PA), Allentown Fairgrounds (Allentown, PA), the Sunset Auction Facility (Sarasota, FL) and the SUN ‘n FUN Expo Campus (Lakeland, FL). The season schedule includes four automotive flea markets of varying size, five auctions, as well as individual specialty shows featuring Corvettes, Fords, GMs, Chryslers, trucks, imports, tuners and performance sport compacts. Founded in 1974 by friends Bill Miller and Chip Miller, events hosted at Carlisle attract enthusiasts annually from all corners of the globe. More information is available at www.CarlisleEvents.com or www.CarlisleAuctions.com.
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