RM Auctions Coverage

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

RM Auctions Monterey 2014 – Auction Results

1964 Ferrari 275 GTB/C Speciale

The RM Auctions Monterey 2014 auction was held August 15-16 at the Portola Hotel and Monterey Convention Center in Monterey, California, resulting in $143.4 million in total sales and a 91% sell-through rate. RM's flagship auction, held annually during the Monterey Classic Car Week, ranks as the highest grossing collector car auction of all time, breaking the previous record set by RM in 2013. In addition, the … [Read more...]

Headline Offerings at 2014 RM Auctions London

1956 Ferrari 250 GT Berlinetta Competizione Tour de France (photo: James Mann)

A 1956 Ferrari 250 GT Berlinetta Competizione Tour de France and a 1964 Shelby 289 Competition Cobra will be among the featured offerings at the 2014 RM Auctions London sale, scheduled for 8 September at Battersea Evolution on the banks of the River Thames in central London. These two competition cars lead a roster of more than 70 automobiles at the RM evening sale. The Ferrari 250 GT Berlinetta Competizione on … [Read more...]

Monterey Classic Car Week 2014 – Preview

Rob Walton's 1957 Maserati 450S was a fan favorite at the Monterey Motorsports Reunion (photo: Tim Scott)

For one week each August, the Monterey Peninsula in California is transformed into the epicenter for the classic car community. Regardless of the name -- the Monterey Classic Car Week, Pebble Beach Automotive Week, Concours Week, Holy Car Week or just Car Heaven -- the events that make up the week are among the most important on the historic automotive calendar and 2014 will be no different. A celebration of the … [Read more...]

RM Auctions Monterey 2014 – Auction Preview

1964 Ferrari 250 LM

The RM Auctions Monterey 2014 auction will be held August 15th and 16th at the Portola Hotel and Monterey Convention Center in Monterey, California. RM’s 29th annual flagship two-day Monterey sale will feature 36 cars estimated to sell in excess of $1 million and five estimated to bring more than $4 million. In 2013, the RM Monterey sale generated $125 million, entering the history books as the highest grossing … [Read more...]

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...]