Corvettes Steal the Spotlight at Fall Carlisle Auction
Annual auction sees Corvette take three spots out of top five highest-selling vehicles.
The latest Carlisle auction went down this past weekend, from October 5-7. All in, hundreds of vehicles rolled across the auction block, and over $5,000,000 in total sales took place. However, the sheer dominance of Corvettes in terms of sales and overall attendance must be noted. There were Corvettes of all vintages in attendance, from C1 to C7, though, it was the classic Vettes that were lighting up the block.
Of the top five highest-priced vehicles sold at Carlisle, Corvettes took up three of those spots. Additionally, between those top five sellers, their combined sale price amounts to a massive $582,615. Interestingly, one other highly-regarded brand made up the top five spots. Perhaps telling of Corvette’s strong provenance in the United States, the only other marque in the top five was none other than Ferrari. A 1972 Ferrari 365 GTC/4 was number one at $181,900, and a 2010 Ferrari California nabbed the number three spot, selling for $100,580. Corvette sharing the spotlight with Ferrari says much about America’s sportscar.
Selling for a massive $133,750 is this gorgeous 1962 C1 Corvette. Painted Platinum Mist with red interior, it’s a beautiful classic Vette. However, astute readers will spot the early model C5 chrome five-spoke wheels and lowered stance. This is actually a restomod with a modified C4 chassis, and an LS3 engine, paired to a 4L60E automatic transmission.
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That restomod is stunning, but, to us, these next two Vettes, the number four and five top selling vehicles, respectively, are even more captivating. This 1966 C2 Corvette is a low-mileage, all original 427/4-speed car in Nassau Blue, which sold for a healthy $88,810. Following just behind that is another stunning C2, a ’67 example, which also has a 427/4-speed combo with just 38,000 miles. This ’67 sold for $77,575.
There were plenty of other stunning Vettes crossing the block, as well. This includes arguably the more perfect late model C4 we have ever seen before. It features a NCRS Top Flight designation, 2,088 original miles and the very desirable 6-speed manual transmission.
Want to get in on the action next time? Head over to Carlisle Auctions and plan your trip out.