Carlisle Auctions Invades Lakeland with Best Crop of Consignments to Date
Fall Florida AutoFest and the SUN n’ FUN Campus Host Auction November 11-12
Thursday, October 27, 2016
For the second time in two November’s and the ninth time overall in Florida, Carlisle Auctions invades the Sunshine State for its amazing brand of collector car auction excitement. As part of Fall Florida AutoFest at the SUN n’ FUN Campus in Lakeland, the Carlisle Auctions team offers a two-day event that runs November 11-12; the middle two days of Fall AutoFest itself (November 10-13). The auction, always a focal point of the Florida events, is slated to again be a gem. As the cars cross the block in Lakeland, over 400 classics will be available and as always, available consignment space WILL sell out.
There is such a demand for top notch classic cars and trucks these days that interest in the Carlisle Auctions event continues to grow. These auctions always find a way of reaching capacity as the quality of consignment increases. Better yet, bidder registration continues to sky rocket, especially those committing to the event via pre-registration. Combine that with the fact that Carlisle Auctions is coming off its most successful auction of all time at its Fall Carlisle offering in late September, those attending will most certainly be in for the time of their life. In fact, classic cars aren’t the only items that will cross the block. The auction not only features the cars and trucks that everyone lusts after, but there is memorabilia, motor coaches and airplanes…yes, airplanes!
While consignments span nearly a century of automotive history, the top ones cover a nearly 30-year span (1941-1969). Of these four, each could arguably be the top seller by the time the auction is said and done. The four offer a little variety for car buffs too given that there’s a 1941 Cadillac Series 62, a 1964 Jaguar Daimler MKII, a 1965 Corvette and a 1969 Chevrolet CST10. Each has a unique appeal guaranteed to make everyone bid early and often.
The ’41 Cadillac is style personified; with a 346 Flathead V-8, factory gauges, radio and clock, dual mirrors, fender skirts, factory hubcaps and best of all, it’s a survivor, meaning what will cross the block in November of 2016 is basically THE SAME as what rolled off the assembly line over 70 years ago. Amazing!
Fast forward to the ‘60s and while there were many changes socially in the decade, one constant was the amazing automotive selections that consumers had to pick from. In 1964, Jaguar offered a Daimler MKII and this particular one comes restored and ready to drive. Coming in Old English White with a red interior, every aspect of this car has been restored, refurbished or replaced to make it 100% rust and blemish free. It’s all together possible that this Jaguar will be the bell of the ball and is more than likely THE BEST one of its type in the world.
One year later in 1965, Corvette was 12 years old and rolling out fine craftsmanship like this numbers matching, Nassau Blue dream machine. With power steering, a teak steering wheel, side pipes and a black leather interior, this showcase muscle machine should sell with ease and continue its drives around the Sunshine State.
There are many great consignments worthy of mention, but the final one this time around is a 1969 Chevrolet CST 10 truck. Under the hood it’s powered by a 350 V-8 and an automatic transmission, it rolls on GM Rally Wheels, has seat belts, dual mirrors, a deluxe interior design and for anyone who knows what Florida is all about; air-conditioning for those summer drives around town. There’s only 4,500 miles on this impressive resto piece and it’s just one of 400+ crossing the block starting November 11.
Complete details on the aforementioned four consignments and the 396+ others can be found at www.CarlisleAuctions.com. While there, learn more about registering to bid or how to consign for a future Carlisle Auction in Florida or even in Pennsylvania.
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