Carlisle Spring 2018 Auction Showcases Classic Corvette Collectability

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Corvettes shine bright at record-breaking Carlisle Spring 2018 auction.

It took forever for the feeling of Spring to go from concept to reality in central Pennsylvania, but when it did, the amazing weather served as the perfect backdrop for Carlisle Auctions and its second auction event of the year.  For three days, the Carlisle Expo Center came to life as part of the auction, which ran concurrently with Spring Carlisle.  Of all the auctions ever produced by Carlisle Auctions, this one was, hands down, the strongest to date.

Over 500 consignments crossed the block and between the first slamming of the gavel on Thursday, April 19 to the final hammer to fall on Saturday, April 21. 62% of the vehicles sold. Toss that “reserve not met” nonsense out with the Winter weather. Further turning up the heat were the top five selling rides, which sold for a combined $435,500. Overall, Carlisle Auctions tallied $5.7 million in total sales, an all-time best for the brand. Bidder count was up over last year’s event too, as well as the overall quality of consignment. 2018 Spring Carlisle Auction

Oh, and in included in those top 5 rides was a Corvette, of course. A gorgeous ’66 taking the #3 spot, trading hands for a cool $85-grand.

Carslisle Spring 2018 Auction Top 5 Sellers:

  1. 1969     Ford Shelby Mustang GT350 Convertible            $103,000
  2. 1989     Ferrari Testarossa                                             $90,000
  3. 1966     Chevrolet Corvette                                            $85,000
  4. 1969     Ford Mustang Mach 1                                        $82,500
  5. 1966     Ford Shelby Mustang GT350                              $75,000

Of course, many Corvettes were in attendance, and many went home to new owners. Talk about a good day at the auction block.

Ultimately, Carlisle Auctions continues to set the bar high, and, backed by its “free unless sold” guarantee, plans to offer another stellar event this Summer. Brand new to the auction slate, the Summer Sale, a stand-alone auction offering, runs June 16 at the Carlisle Expo Center and spotlights 200+ consignments.  It all starts at 12 p.m. and complete details on that event, plus results from this one can be found at here.

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Jake Stumph is the Content Editor who runs Corvette Forum, and several other Internet Brands Automotive websites. He enjoys track days, drifting, and autocross, at least, when his cars are running right.

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