The auction was actually the third Carlisle Auctions backed event since November of 2013, but it was the first held within Carlisle’s home confines. Further, the auction was the first promoted with a full-time auction staff in place and just like the two Florida dates in November and February respectively, the Spring Carlisle auction sold out! Not only did 300+ cars cross the block, the quality of cars improved, as did sales data across the board. Plus, there was an increase in bidder participation, making the fever pitch nature of the auction even more exhilarating.
Daily, at least 150 cars crossed the block and of that lot, over 72.46% of them sold. Within that 72.46% sell through rate are numbers like $3.2 million, the total automotive sales achieved and $6,300, the total sales price of a 2001 min-van that was donated by William H. Wessels, a regionally local dealer within central Pennsylvania. The Wessels’ donation was auctioned for charity and that $6,300 will go entirely to the Carlisle branch of The Salvation Army.
The auction offered a little bit of something for everyone with cars moving from mid four-figure prices to high five figure totals. A sampling of cars consigned included a 1981 DeLorean that was used as part of a Michael J. Fox promotional spot for ABC and even autographed by John DeLorean, a 1949 Fiat Woody barn find that has been in storage for 60+ years, 1956 Plymouth Belvedere and so many more classics.
Complete auction results are available via www.CarlisleAuctions.com. There you’ll find not only the top five selling cars, but also photos and the complete run list, including sale prices where applicable. With a majority of consignments selling, nearly all of the 300+ cars listed will have a sales price adjacent to them. These totals, plus the overall quality of consignments and sell through rates also speak volumes to Carlisle Auctions’ FREE UNLESS SOLD policy. This allows owners to consign without fear of losing out on funds if a consignment doesn’t sell.
“I want to personally thank our guests, consignors, bidders and staff for a tremendously successful auction,” said Carlisle Events’ partner Bill Miller III. “Without them, none of this would be possible. I’d especially like to thank our full-time auction team which includes Tony Cline, Dave McCoy, Denny Baish, Ron Kuhn and Kim Wickard. They are the backbone of the happenings at the Expo Center and I speak for them when I say thanks to everyone!”