Record Breaking Auction Anchors 2018 Spring Carlisle Event
Amazing Sell-Through Rate and Top Dollar Sales Leave Buyers and Sellers Wanting More
Wednesday, April 25, 2018
It took forever for the feeling of spring to go from concept to reality in central Pennsylvania, but when it did, the amazing weather served as THE perfect backdrop for Carlisle Auctions and its second auction event of the year. For three days, the Carlisle Expo Center came to life as part of the auction, which ran concurrently with Spring Carlisle. Of all the auctions ever produced by Carlisle Auctions, this one was, hands down, THE BEST EVER!
Over 500 consignments crossed the block and between the first slamming of the gavel on Thursday, April 19 to the final hammer to fall on Saturday, April 21, 62% of the consignments sold. If that’s not enough of a “wow” factor, how about the fact that the top five selling rides sold for $435,000. Overall, Carlisle Auctions tallied $5.7 million in total sales, an all-time best for the brand. Bidder count was up over last year’s event too, as well as the overall quality of consignment. This combination helped amass an unmatched energy in the room as well as the aforementioned $5.7 million in sales.
As top five selling cars go, the list is as follows:
1) 1969 Ford Shelby Mustang GT350 Convertible $103,000
2) 1989 Ferrari Testarossa $90,000
3) 1966 Chevrolet Corvette $85,000
4) 1969 Ford Mustang Mach 1 $82,500
5) 1966 Ford Shelby Mustang GT350 $75,000
Honorable mention to this list was a low mileage, one owner 1972 Chrysler Town & Country wagon. This gem was impeccable, loaded with all of the top of the line features of its time and went home with just its second owner ever. At $55,000, it is believed to be world record price for a 1972 Chrysler Town & Country.
Ultimately, Carlisle Auctions continues to set the bar high and backed by its FREE UNLESS SOLD guarantee, plans to offer another stellar event this summer. Brand new to the auction slate, the Summer Sale, a stand-alone auction offering, runs June 16 at the Carlisle Expo Center and spotlights 200+ consignments. It all starts at 12 p.m. and complete details on that event, plus results from this one can be found at www.CarlisleAuctions.com.
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