The collector car swap meet, car corral and auto auction presented by Auctions America by RM saw over 90,000 enthusiasts onsite to browse the thousands of cars within the corral, interact with thousands of vendors as part of the swap meet and check out some 300 cars as part of the auction. Best of all, cars sold, collectibles were purchased and restoration pieces and parts were procured as part of the insanity that is Fall Carlisle.
Gates opened promptly at 7 a.m. Wednesday and with buyers and sellers coming from far and wide, the day progressed at a fever pitch. Auction cars were available for preview at the nearby Carlisle Expo Center too, all while Auctions America by RM prepared the facility for its prime time showcase Thursday and Friday. On grounds at Carlisle, the vendor/customer interaction was non-stop as individuals and companies alike offered show-only specials, with deals and discounts to be had everywhere.
Within the car corral, thousands of cars and car owners were available as would be buyers took a trip through automotive history, all while looking for a deal and/or hidden gem. International flavor was in the air as groups from Europe and South America were on hand to buy cars for themselves or for those "back home" that they were representing.
In the midst of the swap and corral action, Auctions America by RM took center stage for two days at the Expo Center. With 300 cars crossing the block, each day's lot was sold out. Standing-
As part of the auction on Thursday and Friday, enthusiasts gathered late in the afternoon and stayed late into the night with a bevy of collector cars crossing the block. As each moved from stage left to stage right, the energy continued to build within the complex. By auction’s end, $2,515,059.00 in cars sold, with a sell through rate of 57%. The top two selling vehicles were as follows:
1) 1958 Chrysler 300D - $90,750.00
2) 1965 Corvette - $81,400.00