The Spring Carlisle Collector Car Auction Delivers an Event for the Ages in April of 2022

April 29, 2022 by Carlisle Auctions

The Spring Carlisle Collector Car Auction Delivers an Event for the Ages in April of 2022• The Spring Carlisle Collector Car Auction Delivers an Event for the Ages in April of 2022

• 72% Sell-Through Rate, $6.5 Million in Sales, and MANY Happy Auction Guests

CARLISLE, PA – In the days leading up to the 2022 Spring Carlisle Collector Car Auction, there was optimism by many that this event just might be the best Spring auction ever. That hope became a reality and then some as hundreds of bidders converged online and in-person for the auction, helping send 72% of all available lots home to new owners, while tallying $6.5 million in sales (includes fees).

For two days (April 21-22, 2022), plus multiple preview opportunities leading up to it, the Carlisle Expo Center became a mecca for those looking for their first or next classic. 400+ lots were anticipated, which included enough trucks to fill a themed hour on Thursday, April 21; plus 100 years of confirmed consignments. With rides spanning 1923 to 2022, there was literally something for everyone and just about everyone at the event were able to find what they needed.

From the first smack of the gavel on April 21 to the final hammer to fall on April 22, the interior of the Expo Center and its adjoining parking lot were hopping. The roar of the engines, the smell of car care products; it was a true sensory experience.

In addition to all the senses that were piqued throughout, the auction benefitted charity too. According to Tony Cline, Director of Auction Operations, 'several thousand dollars were raised for veterans at the James E. Van Zandt VA Medical Center in Altoona, Pennsylvania.'

It turns out that not only was this auction fun for all involved, it goes down as THE BEST Carlisle Auctions event of all-time – not just an all-timer for Spring, but for any Carlisle auction. The 72% sell-through rate and $6.5 million in sales (with fees) are the best numbers to ever come out of an auction. Along with the in-person sales, at least 30 cars sold online too, meaning the fun was not only available to those at Carlisle, but to those on a PC around the world.

The top five (5) selling cars totaled nearly $360,000, with Thursday's top seller being the '67 Corvette, while the Oldsmobile 442 convertible was tops for Friday. The top five (5) are as follows:

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1971 Oldsmobile 442 Convertible - $100,440

1969 Camaro - $85,320

1934 Ford 5 Window - $83,160

1967 Corvette - $81,500

1965 Tiger Sunbeam - $81,000

If the cars were hot, trucks were even hotter. On April 21 starting at about 4 p.m. an all-truck hour took over the Expo Center. This 60-minute window of time saw dozens of trucks cross the block, with 80% of them selling.

'Thank you to all of the buyers and sellers that helped make the Spring Carlisle Auction the most successful auction that we've ever produced,' noted Tony Cline. 'We could not do what we do without our buyers and sellers in person and online. I can't wait to welcome everyone back to Carlisle for our next car auction, September 29-30, 2022 as part of Fall Carlisle,' continued Cline. We are actively taking consignments today and registering bidders for the event.'

Carlisle Events is a partner or producer of over a dozen annual collector car/truck events. Events are held at the Carlisle PA Fairgrounds (Carlisle, PA), Allentown Fairgrounds (Allentown, PA), and the SUN 'n FUN Expo Campus (Lakeland, FL). The season schedule includes four automotive flea markets of varying size, four auctions, as well as individual specialty shows featuring Corvettes, Fords, GMs, Chryslers, trucks, and imports. Founded in 1974 by friends Bill Miller and Chip Miller, events hosted at Carlisle attract enthusiasts annually from all corners of the globe. More information is available at or

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