Auctions America Readies for Highly Anticipated Spring Carlisle Collector Car Weekend

Spring Carlisle



  • Auctions America returns to Carlisle, Pennsylvania for its annual Spring Carlisle sale, April 25-26
  • Two-day sale lifts the gavel on a diverse roster of approximately 300 quality collector cars
  • Notable highlights include a rare 1959 Chevrolet Corvette “Big-Brake” Fuel-Injected Roadster, a 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle SS LS5 Convertible and a 1999 Bentley Azure Convertible
  • Sale held during Carlisle Events’ highly anticipated Spring Carlisle Collector Car Swap Meet & Corral weekend, April 24-28


AUBURN, Indiana (April 5, 2013) – Auctions America is excited to return to Carlisle, Pennsylvania, for its third annual Spring Carlisle auction, April 25-26, 2013. Building on the event’s strong track record, the two-day sale will feature approximately 300 quality automobiles, including a diverse range of American classics, muscle cars, customs and hot rods to satisfy any enthusiast’s appetite.


As fantastic lots cross the Auctions America block at the Carlisle Expo Center, hobbyists can also enjoy the Spring Carlisle Collector Car Swap Meet and Corral weekend, April 24-28. Presented by Carlisle Events, the weekend features one of the world’s largest automotive swap meets and car corrals, providing the ideal meeting place for the collector car community and a fun-filled event for the entire family.


“The Spring Carlisle Collector Car Swap Meet and Corral is a staple of the collector car calendar and a long-running tradition for motoring enthusiasts. We’re thrilled to continue our relationship with Carlisle Events as we kick off our busy spring events calendar and work to deliver yet another memorable collector car weekend,” says Donnie Gould, president of Auctions America.


Leading sale highlights for the Spring Carlisle auction is a rare, first generation 1959 Chevrolet Corvette “Big-Brake” Fuel-Injected Roadster. One of only 142 produced, and quite possibly the only example finished in the desirable Tuxedo Black with Red interior trim, this Vette boasts a professional, no-expense-spared, body-off restoration by marque specialists. Equipped with a 283-cid, 290-hp fuel-injected V-8 engine, T10 four-speed manual transmission and a Posi-traction rear axle, the car was built with performance in mind. Bloomington Gold certified, it is well-documented with judging sheets and boasts a complete owner history dating back to its original delivery on March 3, 1959.


Additional notable entries set for Auctions America’s Carlisle auction stage include a 1958 Chevrolet Impala Convertible with one-year-only styling, fitted with a 348-cid V-8 engine, tri-power carburetion and power glide transmission, and featuring a power top, power steering and a tri-color interior; an all-American 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle SS LS5 Convertible striking in Cranberry Red with black stripes and a black interior, and equipped with a four-speed transmission, factory A/C, bucket seats and console, and a power top; a 1999 Bentley Azure Convertible just two owners and 36,000 miles from new; and two custom-built motorcycles based on fighter planes made famous during World War II’s Battle of Britain and owned by G. Gordon Liddy.


A limited number of consignment opportunities for the Spring Carlisle auction are available. For further information, to view a frequently updated list of offerings or to discuss consignment opportunities, please contact an Auctions America specialist toll free at 877-906-2437 (or +1 260-927-9797 outside of North America) or visit



Sale dates: April 25-26, 2013; auction commences at 3 p.m. daily

Preview dates: April 25-26, 2013; preview runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily

Location: Carlisle Expo Center, 100 K Street, Carlisle, Pennsylvania, 17013

Admission:  A $10 day pass to the Spring Carlisle Collector Car Swap Meet & Corral also admits one person to the auction


For those unable to attend the event in person, Internet, absentee, and telephone bidding options are available, and the auction will stream live at to provide real-time coverage of the event.



About Auctions America

Formed in July 2010, Auctions America specializes in the sale of American classics, European sports cars, Detroit muscle, hot rods and customs. Headquartered at the historic Auburn Auction Park in Indiana, Auctions America boasts an expert team of full-time vehicle specialists, who offer over 140 years of combined experience buying, selling, racing and restoring collector vehicles, making them uniquely qualified to advise on all aspects of the hobby. To learn more about Auctions America, visit, find us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter @auctionsamerica.


About Carlisle Events

Carlisle Events is a partner or producer of 17 annual collector car, truck, motorcycle and outdoor-themed events. Events are held at the Carlisle PA Fairgrounds (Carlisle, PA), Bloomsburg Fairgrounds (Bloomsburg, PA), Allentown Fairgrounds (Allentown, PA), Auburn Auction Park (Auburn, IN) and Festival Park (Zephyrhills, FL). The season schedule hosts a sports and outdoors event, seven automotive swap meets of varying size, six auctions, as well as individual specialty shows featuring Corvettes, Fords, GMs, Chryslers, trucks, motorcycles, imports and kit cars and tuner and modern customs. 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 and


Media Information:

Journalists interested in attending this sale can visit to register for media credentials. For further information on this event, hi-res images and interview opportunities, please contact:


Meghan McGrail – or 519-437-3061

Beth Ridenour – or 407-474-6698


For further information on the Spring Carlisle swap meet and car corral presented by Carlisle Events, please contact:

Michael Garland – or 717-243-7855 ext. 133