Consignments range from ‘20s era production to modern muscle and each have something special to offer at the Spring Carlisle sale.

Carlisle Auctions

CARLISLE, PA – Spring is in the air and that means it is outdoor car show season in America’s Automotive Hometown, Carlisle, Pennsylvania. Carlisle Event’s annual spring show draws nearly 100,000 guests to central Pennsylvania and the event as a whole runs April 17-21 at the Carlisle, PA Fairgrounds. But while an international audience is buying, selling and trading all things automotive, a few thousand more guests are immersed in automotive history via the two-day collector car auction powered by Carlisle Auctions.

The auction at the neighboring Carlisle Expo Center is April 18-19 and it’s anticipated the 400+ available consignment slots will sell out. That means every bidder in attendance is focused on the cream of the crop as classics and collector cars go. Consignments range from ‘20s era production to modern muscle and each have something special to offer. In fact, this year’s auction offers numerous frame-off and rotisserie restorations, meaning the most meticulous care has been given to these rides before even coming to Carlisle.

Speaking of meticulous, the star car of this year’s auction is a 1953 Corvette: serial #098. With so few ever made (300) and even fewer still in existence, the opportunity to own one of the first 100 Corvettes ever produced some 71 years ago is worth the trip to Carlisle in and of itself.

The auction starts at 12 PM daily, with preview hours starting at 12 PM on April 17 and from 8 AM until 12 PM on each auction day. There’s also the All-Truck Hour, a specialty hour on April 18 at 4 PM that offers trucks, Jeeps, and SUVs. This gives buyers and sellers alike a full hour of trucks of all shapes and sizes.

Advanced/online bidding starts April 15 and every registered bidder is eligible to not only bring a guest to the auction but to attend Spring Carlisle as well. Complete details on the auction are available at Consignments are being added daily to the Carlisle Auctions web page. Spectator admission is $13 at the door, cheaper if purchased online, and gains you admission to both Spring Carlisle and the Spring auction. For auction details, call 717-960-6400. Get involved today and don’t miss out on a chance to own your first or next classic with Carlisle Auctions!

Carlisle Events, celebrating 50 years in 2024, is a partner or producer of over a dozen annual collector car/truck events. Events are held at the Carlisle PA Fairgrounds (Carlisle, PA) and Allentown Fairgrounds (Allentown, PA). The season schedule includes automotive flea markets of varying sizes, 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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