CARLISLE, PA – Carlisle Auctions announced an expansion from two-days to three as part of its Pennsylvania based auctions. Also, the Fast and Furious movie franchise will showcase its 8th installment beginning April 14th. Starting April 20th at the Carlisle Expo Center as part of Spring Carlisle, the world of car auctions and Fast and Furious come together. Spring Carlisle will take place April 20-22, 2017.
Own a piece of Hollywood history as a screen-used Fast and Furious car crosses the auction block on Saturday, April 22nd at approximately 12:30 p.m. The car, a 1968 Dodge Charger, was used for stunt and green screen scenes in Fast and Furious 4 as well as Fast and Furious 5. It’s one of only two Chargers from production to have survived undamaged, and best of all, as star cars go, this one was showcased with Vin Diesel behind the wheel with the late Paul Walker in the passenger seat.
Aside from it looking great on the big screen, it’s an awesome piece of craftsmanship in real life. The Charger is a 1968 as mentioned above, but for continuity purposes in the film it was built to look like a 1970. Under the hood (and popping out of it too) is a 350 Chevy engine with a faux BDS 871 blower. In addition a 350-turbo transmission and Ford 9-inch rear round out the drivetrain.
“As we move forward and our auctions continue to evolve and expand, we are thrilled to offer this rare Charger as part of our inaugural Saturday auction,” said Director of Auction Operations Tony Cline. “It is exciting for our team to be chosen to represent this piece of Hollywood Automotive history and I encourage everyone to get involved for this very special weekend. ”
Carlisle Events is a partner or producer of 12 annual collector car and truck events. Events are held at the Carlisle PA Fairgrounds (Carlisle, PA), Allentown Fairgrounds (Allentown, PA) and the SUN ‘n FUN Campus (Lakeland, FL). The season schedule includes five automotive swap meets of varying size, four auctions, as well as individual specialty shows featuring Hurst branded machines, Corvettes, Fords, GMs, Chryslers, trucks, imports, tuners and performance sport compacts. Founded in 1974 by friends Bill Miller and Chip Miller, events hosted at Carlisle attract more than a half a million enthusiasts annually from all corners of the globe. More information is available via www.CarlisleEvents.com or www.CarlisleAuctions.com.