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Auctions America hits big in Carlisle

Published 03 May 2013

Auctions America returned for its third annual Spring Carlisle collector car auctionat the Carlisle Expo Center. The two-day auction - a featured attraction of the Carlisle Events Spring Carlisle Collector Car Swap Meet and Corral weekend - made more than $2.2m in total sales with more than 53% of all lots sold.

This year’s strong attendance saw high quality collector cars sell before a lively crowd. Bidders hailed from 27 states across the USA with more than one third of bidders first time clientele. Top sale honours went to a rare, Bloomington Gold Certified 1959 Chevrolet Corvette (above) 'Big-Brake' fuel-Injected Convertible that made $148,500. The black Corvette, one of only 142 built had been extensively restored and had complete owner history dating back to 1959.

Taking the number two spot was a beautifully restored 1963 Chevrolet Corvette Split-Window Coupe for $96,250. 'We were pleased to once again join forces with Carlisle Events to deliver the Spring Carlisle sale,' said Donnie Gould, president, Auctions America.'This grass roots collector car event continues to draw passionate crowds as the quality of the offering improves each year. We look forward to continuing the momentum at our Auburn Spring collector car weekend next week.'

Auctions America’s Spring Carlisle Auction Top Five sales:

  • 1959 Chevrolet Corvette “Big-Brake” Fuel-Injected Convertible $148,500
  • 1963 Chevrolet Corvette Split-Window Coupe $96,250
  • 1962 Chevrolet Bel Air 409 $85,800
  • 2007 Ford Shelby GT500 Super Snake $74,250
  • 1999 Bentley Azure $70,950


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