The first quarter of 2020 is offering central Florida residents the chance to own some of the finest classic and collector cars in the world with Carlisle Auctions at the SUN ‘n FUN Expo Campus in Lakeland as part of Winter AutoFest (February 21-23). The auction itself spans two days (February 21-22) and will see more than 400 consignments cross the block, many at no reserve. The thrilling event starts at 10:30 a.m. each of the two days. This year’s auction will see Carlisle Auctions move 10 decades of excellence in front of a jam-packed gallery of car lovers.
For Carlisle Auctions, starting its season in Florida has been a tradition since 2012. This year is no different and the level of consignments might just be the best ever to grace the grounds in Lakeland. Two of the top consignments have less than 2,000 miles on their respective odometers. Don’t miss out as a 1978 Corvette, 2005 Ford GT and so much more take center stage.
This gem of a Corvette has just 213 ORIGINAL MILES and is code B2Z, also known as a Silver Anniversary Edition. Its automatic transmission powers a 350 c.i. L82 V8 engine and not only does it go (although with 212 miles, it didn’t really go anywhere), it goes in comfort. There’s an oyster leather interior, AM/FM radio and even a factory CB. This car has been meticulously maintained, having been stored in a climate-controlled room and even being displayed at the National Corvette Museum.
Another low mileage gem is a 2005 Ford GT with 1,531 miles. For sale in its factory red paint with black interior, the odometer shows just over 1,530 miles. The low mileage combined with its all-original, unmodified body means it also comes with no damage or blemishes to the paint. Best of all, this GT was just one of five ordered in 2005 with the stripe delete option. It is sold with its original sales documentation, window sticker, owner history and service history.
There’s also a special theme in place for Saturday (February 22), as the 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. time slot is reserved for only Corvettes, including the above-mentioned ’78. There will be Corvettes available during other times throughout the event too, but for Corvette die-hards, the Saturday time slot is a must-attend.
“We are looking forward to this being our most successful Winter AutoFest Lakeland Auction to date,” noted Director of Auction Operations, Tony Cline. “We have been fortunate to consign the best group of vehicles that we have ever offered at the SUN ‘n FUN venue. Anyone who wants to be involved can call our team at 717-960-6400 to consign or register to bid.”
To be part of the auction, call 717-960-6400 or visit Carlisle Auctions online at www.CarlisleAuctions.com. While on the web, review details on many of the events’ consignments as well as details on upcoming auctions with Carlisle Auctions. There are some great NEW features associated with Carlisle Auctions and Winter AutoFest in 2020 as well. First, anyone who registers to bid for this auction receives FREE bidder access for Sunset-Carlisle, November 13-14 in Sarasota, Florida. Second, interested bidders who can’t make Winter AutoFest in person can visit the aforementioned web page to bid online and finally, Carlisle Auctions will once again offer a FREE live stream of the auction, again at www.CarlisleAuctions.com.