Lakeland, FL – Carlisle Auctions came out swinging in their season-opening auction in Lakeland, Florida. The two-day offering known as the Lakeland Winter Collector Car Auction brought car lovers from around the Sunshine State together February 19-20, 2021 at the SUN ‘n FUN Expo Campus to bid and buy on nearly 100 years of automotive history.
For Carlisle Auctions, being able to tout the best-ever results from a February Lakeland event is always a big deal, but to be able to do so in the midst of everything that’s been going on is impressive. Carlisle Auctions was able to persevere with over $4 million in total sales and a better than 60% sell through rate of its 400+ confirmed lots.
The top seller on day 1 (and overall) was a 2019 Corvette ZR1 3ZR. This C7 tallied $136,900 and toppled its closest competitor by nearly $40,000. Speaking of number two, it and the other top five all sold on Saturday. Top sellers two and three were also Corvettes. A ’67 Convertible managed $97,370, a ’57 drop top pulled in $93,625, while car four, a 1972 De Tomaso Pantera, came in at $87,000. The final of the top five was also part of the Chevrolet family, a ’69 Camaro SS, going for $86,670. These figures include buyers/sellers fees and in total, accounted for $423,265.
In addition to those five top-sellers, Carlisle Auctions moved dozens of trucks, including many as part of its all-truck hour on Friday, February 19. There was even a charity car sold, as a ’13 Cadillac CTS Performance model took in $6,750 – all of which benefitted a local charity.
“This has been the most successful auction that we have presented in Florida to date,” noted Director of Auction Operations Tony Cline. “Our team can’t thank those who were part of the event enough for helping to jump-start our 2021 schedule in this manner. We can’t wait to come back to Lakeland and do it again next year (February 25-26). In the meanwhile, we look forward to hosting our next event, the Spring Carlisle Collector Car Auction, April 22-23, 2021 at the Carlisle Expo Center in Carlisle, PA.”
Complete results for the 2021 Lakeland Winter Collector Car Auction are available online now as are select “still for sale” consignments that did not sell in Lakeland. Further, www.CarlisleAuctions.com also hosts details about the three remaining auctions on the Carlisle Auctions schedule. Call 717-960-6400 or visit Carlisle Auctions on the web today to learn more.
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, 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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