Carlisle Auctions Tops the $4 Million Sales Mark
Annual Spring Carlisle Auction Draws Record Number of Bidders Too
Tuesday, April 25, 2017
Carlisle Auctions has considered adding a third day to its Spring and Fall Carlisle auctions for some time and in 2017, it finally happened. That decision, combined with the demand for high quality classic and collector cars offered a three-day event in April that will be talked about for years to come. Carlisle auctions saw a massive increase in not only registered bidders, but those who did so well in advance of the show, plus with 500+ consignments, saw a record sales total too.
Between the time the first piece of memorabilia came up for auction on Thursday (4/20) to the final slam of the gavel and last classic car crossed the block on Saturday (4/22), $4.7 million in sales had occurred and a whopping 60% sell through rate had been executed. There were periods of time each day where it looked like every car would sell. The passion among the bidders and sellers alike ran high because the cars and trucks crossing the block were just that good.
Tops across each day included a 1970 Boss 302 Mustang (Thursday/$58,315), a 1992 Ferrari 512TR (Friday/$161,035) and a 1968 Dodge Charger that was screen used as part of the Fast and Furious movie franchise (Saturday/$96,300). While these were the top selling cars each day, the top five overall are as follows. The Ferrari and Charger were the top two, with a 1969 Dodge Super Bee A12 moving for $75,435 coming in third. Fourth was a 1969 Camaro Z/28 at $67,677 and rounding out the top five was a 1966 Corvette at $58,550. Each price listed includes fees.
The Fast & Furious Charger turned lots of heads Saturday as it was hands down the star of the day. A Facebook Live stream generated hundreds of views, the live web broadcast of the auction spiked when it came up for auction and the proverbial flash bulbs were popping left and right within the expo center. This is the second star car that Carlisle Auctions’ has sold in recent years, with a Trans-Am owned by Burt Reynolds selling for over 100,000 a few years ago.
With two auctions down and two to go, Carlisle Auctions Director of Operations Tony Cline is very pleased with not only how this event played out, but with how his season is going so far.
"At nearly $5 Million in sales, this is by far the most successful auction that we have ever presented,” said Cline. “It was great to sell the Fast and Furious car, and I look forward to an even larger auction this September at Fall Carlisle."
The next Carlisle Auctions event is part of Fall Carlisle. Again running three days, this event takes place September 28-30 at the Carlisle Expo Center. Visit www.CarlisleAuctions.com or call 717-960-6400 for details on bidding or consigning for the fall auction in Carlisle or on how to get involved with the two Florida based auction events too.
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