Buying with Carlisle Auctions is Simple & Easy
Details on ONLINE or PHONE Bidding Available Below!

When you're a bidder at Carlisle Auctions, not only do you get to enjoy the excitement of the auction, you become a member of the Carlisle Family. Each step of the way you will receive friendly, personalized service from the first phone call through the transaction process.

To Register To Bid, Simply Complete The Following Steps*

  1. Research & Planning

    Click here to view consignments and speak to one of our automotive specialists at 717.960.6400 if you have any further questions about a particular consignment. If you have never purchased a vehicle at auction, we recommend that you consult our Buyer's Guide and read our learn how and why informational article Did You Ever Buy a Car at Auction? Learn how and Bill Miller Jr.

  2. Submit Your Registration Form

    You can register by printing and completing the appropriate bidder registration packet to get started, then simply fax or mail it to us.

    Bidder Forms for the Fall Carlisle Collector Car Auction (Carlisle, PA - Sept. 28-29, 2023)
    Bidder Forms for the Lakeland Fall Auction (Lakeland, FL - Nov. 10-11, 2023)
    • Bidder Forms Coming Soon for the Lakeland Winter Auction (Lakeland, FL - March 1-2, 2024)
    • Bidder Forms Coming Soon for the Spring Carlisle Collector Auction (Carlisle, PA - April 18-19, 2024)

    Follow the instructions in the bidder registration packet or call 717.960.6400 for assistance.

    ALL-NEW: Can't make the auction in person? Carlisle Auctions offers PHONE BIDDING with a trusted team member AND ONLINE BIDDING via Proxibid for all auctions. See below for details on both!

    ONLINE BIDDING: Registration for ONLINE bidding is EASY and costs just $50. The third-party system takes you step-by-step through the registration process. It doesn't matter if you're a licensed dealer, remarketer or an everyday enthusiast looking for your first or next classic, this is yet another way for Carlisle Auctions to connect car and car buyer. Plus, when you register to bid online, you can immediately start bidding on posted consignments. Register HERE to bid online!

    PHONE BIDDING: Would you prefer to bid over the phone? It is available as part of your bidder registration package. Here's how the process works. If you intend to bid by phone, please notify an auction team member in advance either via e-mail, in person or by phone at 717-960-6400. On the Wednesday of auction week, someone will contact you to learn more about the vehicle(s) you may be interested in. In turn, we will secure a reliable phone number for you AND offer an estimated time and day that your desired car(s) will cross the auction block. Just before your consignment comes to the block, you will receive a phone call. You must be available and answer the call. From there, it'll be just like you're at the auction in person.

    Please note, the ability to bid online or by phone must still be approved by Carlisle Auctions. Call Carlisle Auctions at 717-960-6400 to learn more today.

  3. Submit A Form of Payment

    Should you be successful in your bid, payment is required within two hours of purchase unless other terms are pre-arranged. Payment options include:

    • Bank Letter of guarantee (with desired bidding limit)
    • Certified Checks
    • Cash
    • $2,000.00 credit advance on your credit card (with wired funds)

  4. Submit Your Registration Fee

    Carlisle, PA Fee Details Lakeland Fee Details

    $100 Registration Fee/In-Person Bidding ($50 Fee for Online or Phone Bidding)

    1) Bidder lanyard. This will act as your 5-day event pass for Fall Carlisle Automotive Flea Market & Car Corral at the Carlisle Fairgrounds.

    2) One (1) auction guest pass (wristband) for auction only.

    Additional guest passes may be purchased for $50 each. A free shuttle operates to and from the Carlisle Expo Center where the auction is held and the Carlisle Fairgrounds. Additional guest passes for the auction are available for $50.00 each. Food and drinks will be available for purchase within the venue.


    *Please note, ALL bidders must meet Carlisle Auctions bidder requirements to bid on vehicles. This includes any full price or discount bidder's pass sales as well complimentary bidder's passes offered.

ONLINE and PHONE BIDDING now available at ALL auctions.
Register to Bid Today! Contact an Auction Specialist at 717.960.6400

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