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Carlisle Auctions Fall sale covered it all, from the 1800s to 2021

Carlisle Auction held its Fall auction on September 30-October 1st in conjunction with Fall Carlisle. The auction brought in nearly $6 million in sales.
A scene from the Fall Carlisle Auction block.

A scene from the Fall Carlisle Auction block.

CARLISLE, PA – Carlisle Auctions has seen success in 2021 to date and its Fall Carlisle Collector Car Auction yielded a similar return. This success included top dollar sales, a solid sell-through rate, and buyers and sellers alike who left Carlisle happy with their time at the event. For two days, September 30-October 1, the Carlisle Expo Center came to life with lots spanning from the 1800’s through 2021. In between, these proved once more that investing in the classic and the collector car hobby is indeed wise!

Preview day for the auction was Wednesday, September 29, though the staging area of the Carlisle Expo Center was coming to life days prior. Starting early on September 30, buyers and sellers alike flocked to the venue to check out the decades of history made available for the Fall auction. The oldest known lot was an 1800’s era Buckboard Wagon, with the newest a 2021 Ford Bronco. Running the gamut in between were decades of pre-war cars, muscle cars, daily drivers, and best of show gems were also available. 

A perspective buyer looking over classic iron at the Fall Carlisle Auction.

A perspective buyer looking over classic iron at the Fall Carlisle Auction.

Each day offered something special too, including an all-truck hour on Thursday and a car owned by Carlisle Events co-owner Bill Miller on Friday.  In addition, each day hosted charity sales which helped raise thousands for two great causes, the Harley’s Haven Dog Rescue and Rescue 22.  The top selling truck, by the way, was a beautiful blue 1969 Ford Bronco.

Speaking of top sellers, the top five, including the Bronco, tallied over $460,000.  

The top five are as follows:

  1. 1968 Ford Shelby GT500KR       $141,775
  2. 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air                 $87,740
  3. 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle SS        $82,500
  4. 1969 Buick GS                              $75,970
  5. 1969 Ford Bronco                        $72,760

Those sales, combined with all other lots accounted for $5.7 million in sales and a 70% sell through rate.  These numbers are in line with what Carlisle Auctions saw following the Spring Carlisle Collector Car Auction and are part of a bigger picture that has resulted in the best year ever for the auction house.

"On behalf of the entire Carlisle Auctions team, I would like to thank everyone that participated in our Fall Collector Car Auction,” said Tony Cline, Director of Auction Operations.  “It was by far the most successful Fall Auction that we have ever presented. The market remains very strong, and we look forward to carrying this momentum to our Lakeland Fall Collector Car Auction on November 12-13."

As Cline mentioned Carlisle Auctions does have another event planned in 2021!  He and his team return to Lakeland, Florida for the Lakeland Fall Collector Car Auction at the SUN n’ FUN Expo Campus. Consignments are actively being processed as are requests for bidder registration. Official results from the Fall Carlisle auction, details on still for sale cars, forms, flyers, and more are available online at or by calling 717-960-6400. 


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, multiple 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 or

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