Carlisle, PA – Carlisle Auctions has been connecting enthusiasts with cars for some time. Often, a sale means the buyer gets the ride of their choice, while the seller and auction house financially benefit. On Thursday, April 22, one person will go home with a car, but the party that benefits the most will be a group of first responders in Williamsport, Maryland.
Carlisle Auctions two-day event runs April 22-23 at the Carlisle Expo Center and happens in conjunction with Spring Carlisle presented by eBay Motors (April 21-25) at the Carlisle PA Fairgrounds. The auction sees nearly 100 years of history cross the block and upwards of 400 consignments committed to sell. One such consignment, a 1964 Cadillac Eldorado, has been designated as a charity car. The car, donated by a local Williamsport, Maryland resident, will see 100% of its sales benefit the Williamsport Volunteer Fire & EMS in Williamsport, Maryland. For them, that means the purchase, maintenance and operation of emergency life-saving equipment needed to protect the town of Williamsport and its surrounding areas.
While this isn’t the first car tapped for charity that Carlisle Auctions will sell, it is the first where dollars go directly to first-responders and their needs for the community they cover. This car, while not 100% original, is of survivor quality and definitely a daily driver. Like many rides of its age, there are some cosmetic blemishes, but it comes with four new tires, a cleaned-out fuel system, new convertible top motor and more! Best of all, it’s basically been in storage since 1991 and when you register to bid with Carlisle Auctions by calling 717-960-6400, you can bid online today, or by phone or in person at the event.
“The owner came to our Deputy Chief and said that he wanted to donate a car to the fire department,” noted Kimble, Vice President of Williamsport Volunteer Fire and EMS. “We were amazed when we saw what he was offering us because normally, donated cars aren’t road worthy, they are the type that we’d use for extraction or rescue practice. This one…this was very different,” continued Kimble. “Due to COVID, we had to cancel all of our bingo events over the past year and while we did some raffles, the sale of this vehicle will go a long way towards our needs.”
In fact, their current needs include supplementing the cost of a brand-new ladder truck and a pending purchase of new Automated External Defibrillators (AED’s).
“When Mr. Kimble came to us with this car and his idea, we were happy to welcome he and his first-responder brethren into the Carlisle Auctions family,” noted Tony Cline, Director of Auction Operations. “We have seen some nice Cadillac’s over the years, but none as nice and attached to such a worthy cause as this. We encourage bidders to bid with their hearts and with the Williamsport, Maryland community in mind. We can’t wait to sell this one on Thursday afternoon, April 22.”
Carlisle Auctions is COVID-19 compliant and follows current guidelines suggested by state officials as well as the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). A detailed Health/Safety Measures summary is available on CarlisleAuctions.com. While on the web, be sure to learn more about the Spring Carlisle Collector Car Auction, consign to sell, or as noted, register to bid and view committed consignments. Learn more online or call 717-960-6400 today.
Carlisle Events is a partner or producer of over a dozen annual collector car/truck events. Events are held at the Carlisle PA Fairgrounds and Carlisle Expo Center (Carlisle, PA), Allentown Fairgrounds (Allentown, PA) and the SUN ‘n FUN Expo Campus (Lakeland, FL). The season schedule includes five automotive flea markets of varying size, four auctions, as well as individual specialty shows featuring 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 enthusiasts annually from all corners of the globe. More information is available at www.CarlisleEvents.com or www.CarlisleAuctions.com.
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