RM Auctions Coverage

Coverage of RM Auctions events, including previews, results and reports from the many RM Auctions sales across the globe.

Ferrari 275 GTB/C Speciale at RM Auctions Monterey 2014

1964 Ferrari 275 GTB/C Speciale (photo: Darin Schnabel)

A 1964 Ferrari 275 GTB/C Speciale will be featured at the 2014 RM Auctions Monterey sale, scheduled for August 15-16 in downtown Monterey, California. The headline attraction for RM Auctions’ Pebble Beach Classic Car Week auction will comfortably achieve eight-figures when it crosses the podium in California next month. The first of three 1964 Ferrari 275 GTB/C Speciales, chassis 0670 was built by Ferrari for FIA … [Read more...]

Ferrari 250 LM Featured at RM Auctions Monterey 2014

1964 Ferrari 250 LM in motion (photo: Pawel Litwinski)

A 1964 Ferrari 250 LM will be among the featured Italian offerings at the 2014 RM Auctions Monterey sale, to be held August 15–16 in downtown Monterey, California. The 1964 Ferrari 250 LM on offer at RM's Monterey auction was the 19th of 32 examples built. Completed in July 1964, serial number 6045 was sold new through Luigi Chinetti Motors to Modern Classic Motors in Reno, Nevada, for personal use by dealership … [Read more...]

Headline Offerings at RM St. John’s 2014

1931 Chrysler CG Imperial Convertible Victoria by Waterhouse (photo: Darin Schnabel)

The RM Auctions St. John's 2014 sale will be held July 26th in Plymouth, Michigan. Serving as the official auction of the Concours d'Elegance of America at St. John's, RM’s 20th annual Motor City auction is set to offer a full range of American classics, with many having been conceived and built in Detroit. Headlining the 2014 RM Auctions Motor City sale is a 1931 Chrysler CG Imperial Convertible Victoria, chassis … [Read more...]

Early Offerings at 2014 RM Monterey Sale

1965 Ford GT40 Roadster Prototype

A 1965 Ford GT40 Roadster Prototype, chassis GT/108, will be among the headline offerings at the 2014 RM Auctions Monterey sale, scheduled for August 15–16 in downtown Monterey, California. The first of four GT40 roadsters, GT/108 served as a development/demonstrator vehicle for Ford and Shelby American. Completed by Ford Advanced Vehicles in March 1965, GT/108 was tested at Silverstone by John Whitmore and Dickie … [Read more...]

RM Auctions Monaco 2014 – Auction Results

1966 Ferrari 275 GTB Competition

The RM Auctions Monaco 2014 sale was held 10 May at Le Sporting in Monaco, resulting in €41,355,430 in total sales and a sell-through rate of 93 percent. Staged the same weekend as the Monaco Historic Grand Prix, the biennial RM Monaco sale saw at least 10 world auction records set throughout the five-hour event. The top result among the 90 lots offered went to the 1966 Ferrari 275 GTB/C with coachwork by … [Read more...]

Steve McQueen Ferrari 275 GTB at 2014 RM Monterey

Steve McQueen Ferrari 275 GTB4 (photo: Tim Scott)

A 1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4 delivered new to Steve McQueen will headline the 2014 RM Auctions Monterey sale, scheduled for August 15-16 at the Portola Hotel and Monterey Convention Center in California. Finished in a shade of metallic gold called Nocciola, the Ferrari 275 GTB/4 on offer, chassis 10621, was special ordered by Hollywood Sport Cars for Steve McQueen in 1967, while he was filming The Thomas Crown Affair. … [Read more...]

1966 Ferrari 275 GTB/C – Car Profile

1966 Ferrari 275 GTB/Competition

Creating a replacement for the hugely successful 250 series of Ferraris was a daunting task for the engineers at Maranello. As the 250 series was highly successful both in the showroom and on the track, it effectively etched Ferrari’s name into the automotive history books. With numerous wins at Le Mans, the Tour de France, Sebring, and Daytona, the 250 LWB TdF, the 250 SWB, the 250 LM, and the 250 GTO were the gold … [Read more...]

RM Auctions Monaco 2014 – Auction Preview

1956 Maserati 450S Prototype by Franay

The RM Auctions Monaco 2014 sale will be staged 9-10 May at Le Sporting on the Côte d'Azur in Monaco. More than 80 collector cars with an emphasis on historic competition will be featured at the single-day, biennial RM Monaco auction held the same weekend as the Monaco Historic Grand Prix. A total of nine automobiles offered at the RM Auctions Monaco 2014 sale are estimated to sell for €1,000,000 or more. Three … [Read more...]

1956 Maserati 450S Prototype – Car Profile

1956 Maserati 450S Fantuzzi Prototype

In early 1956, Tony Parravano, a wealthy American housing developer, commissioned Maserati to build a new large-bore V-8 for use in a Kurtis Indy chassis. The order offered Maserati the chance to develop the V-8 project, coded Tipo 54, which had been shelved since the disastrous Le Mans accident of 1955. The project also provided a natural opportunity to try the new powerplant in Maserati’s own sports-racing chassis, … [Read more...]

RM Auctions Paris 2014 – Auction Report

1955 Jaguar D-Type Sports Racer

RM Auctions, Place Vauban, Paris, France, February 5, 2014 RM Auctions joined the fray during Paris Retromobile week this year, setting up on Place Vauban, adjacent to L'Hotel national des Invalides and much of the military history of France. The sale's highlight was the race car collection of Australian Peter Harburg, seven cars that individually and collectively could not fail to get any historic race fan's … [Read more...]

Featured Offerings at 2014 RM Monaco Sale

1966 Ferrari Dino 206 S Spider Side

The RM Auctions Monaco 2014 sale will be held 9-10 May at Le Sporting on the Côte d'Azur in Monaco. Sports and racing cars will be featured at the two-day, biennial RM Monaco auction staged the same weekend as the Monaco Historic Grand Prix. “As a mecca of motorsport history, our Monaco auction is a consistent favourite among clients and staff alike,” says Max Girardo, Managing Director, RM Europe. "This year, we … [Read more...]

RM Auctions Amelia Island 2014 – Auction Report

1937 Delahaye 135 Competition Court Torpedo Roadster, Body by Figoni and Falaschi

RM Auctions, Ritz Carlton, Amelia Island, Florida, March 8, 2014 Highlighted by the disposition of Greenwich, Connecticut's Malcolm S. Pray, Jr. collection, RM Auctions hit a home run at Amelia Island this year, recording a record total sale for the sixteen years they're been at Amelia Island of $35.9 million, just over a third better than the previous best set last year. The top sale, not surprisingly, was the … [Read more...]

RM Auctions Amelia Island 2014 – Auction Results

1937 Delahaye 135 Competition Court Torpedo Roadster

The RM Auctions Amelia Island Concours 2014 sale was held March 8th on the grounds of the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Amelia Island, Florida, resulting in $35,947,500 in total sales and a 97% sell-through rate. The result is a 34% increase over 2013, with bidders from 18 countries and 20% representing new clients for RM. RM Auctions assembled 91 automobiles for the single-day auction, which again served as a prelude to … [Read more...]

RM Auctions Amelia Island 2014 – Auction Preview

1937 Delahaye 135 Competition Court Roadster Side

The RM Auctions Amelia Island 2014 auction will be held Saturday, March 8th on the grounds of the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Amelia Island, Florida. RM Auctions has gathered more than 90 automobiles for the single-day auction, which will again act as a prelude to this year's Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance. A total of nine automobiles offered at the 16th annual RM Auctions Amelia Island sale are estimated to sell for … [Read more...]

RM Auctions Arizona 2014 – Auction Report

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RM Auctions, Arizona Biltmore, Phoenix, Arizona January 16-17, 2014 Report and photos by Rick Carey, Auction Editor RM Auctions again changed its Arizona auction format this year, offering a few more cars than last year but in two separate sessions starting in the late afternoon each day. The revised schedule overcame some of the marathon aspects of prior years, ending in time for a civilized meal or even a … [Read more...]