RM Auctions Coverage

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

RM Auctions Hershey 2014 – Auction Report

1958 AC Ace-Bristol Roadster

RM Auctions, Hershey Lodge, Hershey, Pennsylvania, October 9-10, 2014 Two collections headlined this year's RM auction at Hershey. The first was John Moir, Jr.'s unique assemblage including the 'A-Z' collection of 26 marques comprising the full alphabet from A-Z, augmented with his peerless collection of AC cars. The second was restorer Jeffrey Day's collection of Fifties cars – mostly Fords - all done to … [Read more...]

RM Auctions Hershey 2014 – Auction Results

1930 Cadillac V-16 Roadster

The RM Auctions Hershey 2014 sale was held October 9–10 in Hershey, Pennsylvania, resulting in $14,074,250 in total sales and a 93% sell-through rate at the auction held during the annual AACA Eastern Division Fall Meet. The results represented RM's best Hershey performance to date. Generated by the sale of 157 vehicles and select memorabilia before a packed auction room, results from the two-day sale were driven … [Read more...]

RM Auctions Hershey 2014 – Auction Preview

1933 Chrysler CL Imperial Dual-Windshield Phaeton by LeBaron

The RM Auctions Hershey 2014 sale will be held October 9-10 in Hershey, Pennsylvania during the AACA Eastern Division Fall Meet. The two-day auction will feature a selection of more than 160 automobiles, two boats and select memorabilia. The offering is headlined by two North American collections, the Cars of John Moir, featuring the A-to-Z Collection, and the Jeffrey Day Collection. The Cars of John Moir comprise … [Read more...]

Sam Pack Car Collection Offered at Auction

Sam Pack Car Collection

RM Auctions, in association with Auctions America, will offer the Sam Pack Car Collection on November 14-15, 2014 at the Pack Automotive Museum located near Dallas, Texas. The event will feature more than 130 of Pack's automobiles during the single-vendor auction. Sam Pack’s museum collection represents more than a dozen years of acquisition. It also reflects Pack’s lifelong love affair with the automobile, a … [Read more...]

RM Auctions Monterey 2014 – Auction Report

1964 Ferrari 275 GTB/C Berlinetta Speciale, Body by Pininfarina-Scaglietti

RM established itself, by a large margin and with authority, as the top Monterey auction this year, selling a nearly inconceivable 93% of the 129 lots crossing the block, bringing in a total sale of $144,309,350, an average transaction of $1,202,578 and a median of $451,000. The average transaction at RM was $1.2 million, equivalent to an average hammer bid of nearly $1.1 million. The total dollars changing hands … [Read more...]

RM Auctions London 2014 – Auction Results

1956 Ferrari 250 GT Berlinetta Competizione Tour de France sold for £4,872,000

The RM Auctions London 2014 sale was held 8th September at Battersea Evolution in London, resulting in £21,811,945 ($36,348,733 USD) in total sales and an 86.3% sell-through rate. Held in partnership with the Concours of Elegance at Hampton Court Palace, RM’s 8th annual London sale saw 80 cars - and one rocket - come to market in their last 2014 European sale. The top result at the RM Auctions London 2014 auction … [Read more...]

Summary Monterey Auction Report 2014

1964 Ferrari 250 LM

Report and photos by Rick Carey, Auction Editor 2014 was the year Bonhams sold Ferrari 250 GTO s/n 3851GT for $38,115,000, an all-time record for a collector car – or any car at all for that matter – at auction. Some pundits thought the GTO, the first time one has been offered publicly since Brooks Auctioneers offered s/n 4293GT, second overall at Le Mans in 1963, at Gstaad in 2000 with an unsuccessful high … [Read more...]

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...]