Fresh on the heels of its highly-successful Auburn Fall sale in Indiana earlier this month, Auctions America by RM is busy making final preparations for its Fall Carlisle auction, September 29 – October 1 in Carlisle, Pennsylvania.
A featured attraction at Carlisle Event’s highly-anticipated Fall Carlisle collector car weekend (September 28 – October 2), the multi-day sale at the Carlisle Expo Center will feature a wonderful assortment of nearly 300 collector cars. From pre-war classics to late model sports cars, the offering spans a broad range of marques and eras catering to a diverse range of automotive tastes and budgets. A special feature of the sale will be a terrific series of Chrysler vehicles from across the years, headlined by a trio of rare and highly sought after 1950s convertibles, including a legendary 1957 Chrysler 300C Convertible; a 1958 Dodge Coronet Super D-500 Convertible; and a luxurious, fully-restored 1959 DeSoto Firedome Convertible (pictured left).
“Following a strong debut performance in Carlisle in April, we’re excited to return for the Fall Carlisle Weekend and to join forces with the Carlisle Events team once again for another ‘must attend’ automotive weekend for motoring enthusiasts,” says Donnie Gould, President, Auctions America by RM.
Gould adds, “The special Chrysler feature is a wonderful celebration of some of the company’s most popular models over the years. From superb 50s convertibles illustrating Virgil Exner’s iconic ‘Forward Look’ through to a selection of muscle cars from the 70s, there is truly something for everyone.”
The legendary Chrysler 300C, Motor Trend’s Car of the Year in 1957, was one of the most expensive, fastest and most powerful American production cars of its time. Nicely finished in the desirable color combination of Gauguin Red with a tan interior and wide whitewall tires, the 1957 Chrysler 300C Convertible consigned to Fall Carlisle was formerly owned by Emmy Award-winning actress, Valerie Harper. Presented in good condition, it is well-equipped with a pushbutton automatic transmission, a rare RCA /Victor record player and AM radio, along with power steering, brakes, windows, seat and top. (Est. $125,000 – $150,000).
The 1958 Dodge Coronet Super D-500 Convertible also presents an extremely rare opportunity to purchase one of the rarest and most sought after 1950s convertibles in existence. Finished in Crimson Red and White with a red vinyl and black cloth interior, it features factory dual carburetors and is powered by a 361ci V8 that produces 320bhp. Like the 300C, it also boasts a pushbutton automatic transmission, along with power steering, brakes, and top. (Est. $130,000 – $160,000).
The dramatically styled 1959 DeSoto Firedome Convertible is a great example from Chrysler’s ‘luxury line’. Restored to show condition – the quality of which was recognized via an AACA Senior National First Prize Award in 2004 – it is resplendent in Flamingo Pink with a dark grey cloth and vinyl interior, riding upon wide whitewall tires. Special features include dual rear antennas, dual exhaust, a Mirror-Matic rear view mirror, and AM radio. (Est. $130,000 – $160,000).
Among a long list of other notable Chrysler entries are: a 1948 Plymouth Business Coupe; an original 1973 Dodge Charger SE Hardtop, displaying just 39,100 miles; and a well-documented 1973 Plymouth Road Runner complete with factory sunroof.
Beyond the Chrysler feature, other sale highlights include:
a stunning 1953 Buick Skylark, considered one of the most sought after collectibles of all time;
- an excellent 1957 Cadillac Eldorado Brougham, the pinnacle of 1950s luxury;
- a multi award-winning 1949 Kaiser Convertible, body number 12 of an estimated 30 built;
- a powerful, freshly-restored 1969 Chevrolet Camaro Super Sport; and
- an exceptional, six-speed 2001 BMW Z8 Roadster, boasting just 11,000 miles from new.
Further information and a frequently updated list of entries is available online at www.auctionsamerica.com.