Carlisle Auctions Achieve $4m at Lakeland Winter Sale

With consignments spanning 100 years of automotive production and a crowd filled with passionate car buyers, Carlisle Auctions’ first event of 2020 was a major success. Carlisle Auctions called Lakeland, Florida and Winter AutoFest home for two days, moving 400+ consignments in front of a packed hanger on the spacious SUN n’ FUN Expo Campus.

There were more than a few great cars that helped draw an impressive bidder turnout for the Winter AutoFest auction. Those cars, a 2005 Ford GT, a 1978 Corvette, 80s’ era trucks, some daily drivers and a bunch more current and future classics teamed with more than 40 Corvettes to draw nearly $4 million in total sales.

The best-ever Winter AutoFest auction saw a 2005 Ford GT come in as the top seller. This gem garnered $256,800, while a ’67 Corvette, ’73 DeTomaso Pantera, ’57 Chevy Bel Air and ’33 Ford Woody Wagon rounded out the top five. The Corvette sold for $175,000, the Pantera went for $105,000, the Bel Air sold for $77,575 and the Woody moved for $68,250. In total, the top five tallied $682,625. All dollars mentioned include applicable fees.

In addition to the top-five heavy hitters, there were 19 Corvettes that sold to new owners. This made the all-Corvette hour an all-around hit with bidders and consignors alike, while also complimenting the Corvette Fun Field that sat just yards away as part of Winter AutoFest. Between the 40+ auction Corvettes and the more than 250 on display, Corvette lovers had something to talk about all day, every day.

“We’ve been coming to Lakeland and hosting an auction here since 2015,” noted Director of Auction Operations Tony Cline. “By far, this was our best-ever Lakeland auction. From the quality and variety of consignments to the energetic bidder turnout, we are very pleased with how this auction turned out,” continued Cline. “Not only are we looking forward to returning to Lakeland in 2021, but we’re excited to return to Sarasota, Florida on November 13-14 for our Sunset-Carlisle collector car auction.”

Complete results for the 2020 Winter AutoFest auction are available online now as are select “still for sale” consignments from Lakeland. Further, www.CarlisleAuctions.com also hosts details about the four remaining auctions on the Carlisle Auctions schedule. The next auction is scheduled for April 23-24 in Carlisle, Pennsylvania as part of Spring Carlisle. Call 717-960-6400 or visit Carlisle Auctions on the web today to learn more.

Images courtesy of Carlisle Auctions

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