Boss 429 Mustang sets record for a car at Carlisle auction

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Cars to cross block | Carlisle Auctions photos

When buyer’s fees were added, a 1970 Ford Boss 429 Mustang that hammered sold at the Fall Carlisle Auction late last month set a record for the highest price paid at a sale in Carlisle, Pennsylvania — and did so by nearly $30,000.

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Bidders assistant helping on the block

The Mustang was among 419 consignments crossing the block at an auction at which sales totaled $4.6 million, a 38 percent increase compared to the same event in 2015.

The sale also posted a 60 percent high sell-through rate than a year ago.

The sale featured three cars offered to benefit area charities. A 150-passenger 1999 Chevrolet bus and a 2003 Ford Sport Track raised $3,800 for Carlisle Cares and a 1985 Oldsmobile Toronado raised $450 for the American Red Cross.

Top 10 sales, Fall Carlisle Auction 2016:

  1. 1970 Ford Mustang – $200,000
  2. 1961 Mercedes Benz 190SL – $110,000
  3. 1954 Buick Skylark Convertible – $99,000
  4. 1969 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 Pro Touring – $75,000
  5. 1955 Mercedes Benz 190SL – $75,000
  6. 1961 Chevrolet Corvette – $64,000
  7. 1956 Chevrolet Corvette – $63,000
  8. 1985 Porsche 911 – $58,000
  9. 1966 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray – $57,000
  • 1954 Chevrolet Corvette – $52,750

(Prices do not include buyer’s fees)

The next and final Carlisle Auctions event of 2016 is scheduled for November 11-12 at Lakeland, Florida, where the Fall AutoFest runs from November 10-13.

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