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Bill Miller Collection Offered at Fall Carlisle 2022 (view the Dave Ferro Collection)



Bill Miller, Jr. co-founded Carlisle Events in 1974. While his name has been attached to America’s Automotive Hometown of Carlisle, Pennsylvania for nearly 50 years, his passion for all things automotive goes back to his early years as an enthusiast. As one can imagine, someone as passionate as Bill has amassed quite the collection of automotive items and as part of this year’s Fall Carlisle Collector Car Auction, select pieces of that collection can be yours! No, Bill is NOT retiring! He has simply decided to sell off items from his personal life-long collection.

The Bill Miller Collection is so big that it will take THREE DAYS to offer it all and span two venues in Carlisle! On Monday and Tuesday, September 26-27 at 10 a.m. each day, Miller plans to offer thousands upon thousands of pieces, parts, merchandise, collectibles, and more as part of the first half of his collection sale. These items include literature, car parts, signage, music, showroom banners from his dealership days, bikes, toys, a snowmobile (with snowmobile trailer), shirts, fairgrounds collectibles, pictures, posters, and even some autographed items. In short, this is a 60+ year collection from a man who is just as much a part of the automotive fabric of our country as Henry Ford, the Dodge Brothers, and Louis Chevrolet. The merchandise sale takes place in and around the former Smith’s Appliance Building and is supported by Elmer Murry Auctions. Preview times are 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. each day. This facility is located at 1188 Spring Rd. in Carlisle and is just across the street from the Fairgrounds Diner and Desperate Times Brewery. Ample FREE parking will be available for participants.

But wait, there's more! Along with the two-day merchandise sale, Miller will also move more than a 20 classic and collector cars across the Fall Carlisle Collector Car Auction block on Thursday, September 29 at approximately 3 p.m. This time slot is just before the popular all-truck hour. These lots span from the 1930’s to the 2000’s and are low milage and in some cases, one owner cars. Miller has identified a pair of Kaiser Darren’s for the auction, two 1981 VW trucks, including one that’s never been titled and a 1958 Cadillac two-door hard top with 12,000 original miles and original tires; quite possibly the finest one that money could buy. Also heading to auction is his 1936 Ford pickup, one that many Carlisle guests have seen him drive at the Carlisle Ford Nationals, a 1972 VW Bug convertible, a 1938 Chrysler Royal Convertible, a 1986 Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS with 11,000 miles, a 1953 Kaiser Manhattan Sedan with 20,000 original miles, 1956 Chevrolet Bel Air convertible with 27,000 original miles, 1985 Chevrolet El Camino with 60,000 original miles, 1987 Chevrolet El Camino with 8,000 original miles, and more. The car collection will be positioned for preview and sale by Carlisle Auctions at the Carlisle Expo Center, located at 100 K. St.

Finally, check out our video(s) linked below to view/preview some of these items associated with Bill's collection. This will truly be amazing!

Call 717-960-6400 to learn more about this once in a lifetime opportunity to own a piece of Carlisle history, provided directly to you by the man who put Carlisle on the map as a world-wide automotive destination.



1936
Ford
Pickup

1936 Ford Pickup Truck. From the Bill Miller Collection. Flathead V8 with floor mounted factory shifter. Never cut up for a street rod. A ...


1938
Chrysler
Royal

1938 Chrysler Royal Convertible. From the Bill Miller Collection. Just a fine old car that was taken care of over the years. This ...


1952
Allstate
Coupe

1952 Allstate Coupe. From the Bill Miller Collection. Low actual miles.


1953
Kaiser
Manhattan

1953 Kaiser Manhattan Sedan. From the Bill Miller Collection. This 6 cylinder car with automatic transmission is a great car to drive. One ...


1954
Kaiser
Darrin

1954 Kaiser Darrin Convertible. From the Bill Miller Collection. Power by a 161 cu in 6 cyl engine and floor mounted 3 ...


1955
Lincoln
Capri

1955 Lincoln Capri Convertible. From the Bill Miller Collection. All original including the top. 1955 was a one year only model and was ...


1956
Chevrolet
Bel Air

1956 Chevrolet Bel Air Convertible. From the Bill Miller Collection. This previous one owner car came from York, Pennsylvania. During the ...


1958
Cadillac
2 door Hardtop

1958 Cadillac 2dr Hardtop. From the Bill Miller Collection. This totally unrestored Cadillac, which I purchased from its original owner, still ...


1971
Volkswagen
Karman Ghia

1971 Volkswagen Karman Ghia Coupe. From the Bill Miller Collection. These cars are so rare to be original cars anymore. Here is a ...


1972
Volkswagen
Beetle

1972 Volkswagen Beetle Convertible. From the Bill Miller Collection. This car was purchased from the original owner and is all stock. If you ...


1976
Honda
Goldwing GL 1100

1976 Honda Goldwing GL 1100 Motorcycle. From the Bill Miller Collection.


1981
Volkswagen
Rabbit

1981 Volkswagen Rabbit Pickup Truck. From the Bill Miller Collection. This truck is a diesel with a 5 speed transmission and factory ...


1981
Volkswagen
Rabbit

1981 Volkswagen Rabbit Pickup Truck. From the Bill Miller Collection. This truck is a diesel with a 5 speed transmission and factory ...


1985
Chevrolet
El Camino

1985 Chevrolet El Camino Conquista Pickup. From the Bill Miller Collection. Another one of my original cars. This beautiful car has ...


1986
Chevrolet
Monte Carlo SS

1986 Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS Coupe. From the Bill Miller Collection. This beautiful example of Chevy Muscle had only traveled 11,000 miles ...


1987
Chevrolet
El Camino SS

1987 Chevrolet El Camino SS Truck. From the Bill Miller Collection. This previous one owner beauty is the last year of the ...


1999
Mercedes-Benz
C280

1999 Mercedes-Benz C280 Sedan. From the Bill Miller Collection. This was a one owner car I purchased and put away. This little car ...


2000
Chevrolet
LS S10

2000 Chevrolet LS S10 Truck. From the Bill Miller Collection. This is the 4 cylinder model with automatic transmission. Air conditioning. Recent Pennsylvania inspection. A ...


2007
Mercedes-Benz
C280

2007 Mercedes-Benz C280 Sedan. From the Bill Miller Collection. This was my wife's Florida car and has only been driven 110,000 miles. If ...


 
 
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