’63 Corvette is top seller at Spring Carlisle auction

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Classic Ford is on the block | Carlisle Auctions photos

Carlisle Auctions two-day collector car auction this past weekend at the Carlisle Expo Center in Pennsylvania posted more than $5 million in sales with a 60 percent sell-through rate. The sale was part of the Spring Carlisle car-show and swap-meet weekend.

“Something unique crossed the block at nearly every turn, including many one owner and/or low mileage consignments,” the auction company said.  “There were even a few that were donated, with $3,400 going to the Carlisle branch of the Salvation Army.”

Taking a closer look at a Pontiac GTO
Hot rod draws a lot of interest

The auction also featured several “themed” hours, such as ’60s-era cars. There also was a “no reserve” hour.

The high-dollar sale of the auction was a 1963 Chevrolet Corvette that sold for $85,600.

Top-5 sales, Carlisle Auctions Spring 2019

  1. 1963 Chevrolet Corvette, $85,600
  2. 1985 Ferrari Testarossa, $81,320
  3. 1969 Pontiac GTO “Judge,” $75,790
  4. 1959 Chevrolet Apache pickup, $68,480
  5. 1968 Chevrolet Camaro SS, $64,200

(Prices include buyer’s fee.)

Cars on or heading onto the auction block

The Carlisle Summer Sale is scheduled for June 22 in conjunction with the Carlisle Events Chevrolet Nationals.

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A former daily newspaper sports editor, Larry Edsall spent a dozen years as an editor at AutoWeek magazine before making the transition to writing for the web and becoming the author of more than 15 automotive books. In addition to being founding editor at ClassicCars.com, Larry has written for The New York Times and The Detroit News and was an adjunct honors professor at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University.

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  1. I used to live in Pa and my best friend and I attended both spring/fall swap meets here !! Great times rain or shine !! Keep up the good times !!

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