RM Sotheby’s London 2015 – Auction Preview

1958 Ferrari 250 GT Berlinetta Competizione Tour de France Motion

The 2015 RM Sotheby's London auction will be staged 7 September at Battersea Evolution, with close to 80 cars being offered from a 1925 Renault Model 45 Tourer to a 2006 Porsche Carrera GT. Marques as varied as Abarth, Bandini, Bizzarini, Cisitalia, De Tomaso, Ferves, Moretti and Talbot-Lago are all represented, and sit alongside a selection of vehicles from Ferrari, Aston-Martin, Porsche, Maserati and Jaguar. Max … [Read more...]

RM Sotheby’s Monterey 2015 – Auction Results

1964 Ferrari 250 LM sold for $17,600,000

The RM Sotheby's Monterey 2015 auction was held August 13-15 at the Portola Hotel and Monterey Convention Center in Monterey, California, resulting in $172.9 million in total sales and an 86 percent sell-through rate. No less than 36 lots achieved individual million-dollar-plus results, with four lots exceeding $10 million.The sales figure from RM's three-day event ranks as the highest grossing collector car auction … [Read more...]

Monterey Classic Car Week 2015 – Preview

Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa Class at Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance 2014

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 2015 will be no different. A celebration of the … [Read more...]

RM Sotheby’s Motor City 2015 – Auction Report

1963 Porsche 356B 1600 Coupe

RM Sotheby's Motor City, Inn at St. John's, Plymouth, Michigan, July 25, 2015 RM Sotheby's auction at the Concours d'Elegance of America is an essential part of a delightful weekend of collector car events in the heartland of the automobile industry. The atmosphere this year was helped in no small part by the resurgence of the auto industry in America. Record sales, record profits and less expensive gasoline … [Read more...]

RM Sotheby’s Motor City 2015 – Auction Results

1935 Duesenberg Model SJ Dual-Cowl Phaeton

The RM Sotheby's Motor City 2015 auction was held Saturday, July 25th at the Concours of America at St. John’s in Plymouth, Michigan, resulting in $7,425,450 in total sale and a 79 percent sell-through rate. The 21st annual sale featured 80 automobiles, with interest received from 30 states across the country, as well as from as far as Australia, New Zealand and Argentina. Nearly 25 percent of bidders represented … [Read more...]

Ferrari 250 Tour de France at RM Sotheby’s Monterey 2015

1956 Ferrari 250 GT Berlinetta Competizione Tour de France (photo: Patrick Ernzen)

RM Sotheby's seemingly saved the best for last when announcing the 1956 Ferrari 250 GT Berlinetta Competizione Tour de France, chassis 0557GT, as the final headline attraction for its flagship 2015 Monterey sale, to be held August 13-15 in Monterey, California during Pebble Beach Classic Car Week. This 250 GT Berlinetta is the actual car that instituted the ‘Tour de France’ nomenclature following its overall … [Read more...]

Ferrari 250 GT SWB Comp at 2015 RM Monterey

1960 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta Competizione (photo: Patrick Ernzen)

A 1960 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta Competizione will be among the headline offerings at the 2015 RM Sotheby's Monterey sale, scheduled for August 13-15 in Monterey, California during the Pebble Beach Classic Car Week. Chassis number 1773GT is the latest featured consignment from The Pinnacle Portfolio, a group of 25 vehicles to be offered during a single-vendor sale on Thursday, August 13. “When it comes to SWB … [Read more...]

Jaguar C-Type Works Lightweight – Profile

1953 Jaguar C-Type Works Lightweight

Few sports-racing cars have achieved such legendary status as the Jaguar C-Type, which won the 24 Hours of Le Mans twice for Coventry during the company’s domination of the event in the 1950s. The C-Type began life as the famed XK120 roadster, which had taken the world by storm in 1948 with its revolutionary dual overhead-cam engine. Several privateering customers entered factory-supported XK120 examples at the … [Read more...]

RM Sotheby’s Motor City 2015 – Auction Preview

1933 Packard Twelve Individual Custom Sport Phaeton (photo: David McNeese)

The RM Sotheby's Motor City 2015 auction will be staged July 25th at the Concours of America at St. John's in Plymouth, Michigan. The 21st annual sale will feature 80 automobiles expected to cross the podium, including American classics, sports and muscle cars and late-model collectibles. “Motor City is a staple of our annual calendar and has proven a terrific venue over the years to celebrate America’s rich … [Read more...]

Works Jaguar C-Type at 2015 RM Monterey

1953 Jaguar C-Type Works Lightweight

A 1953 Jaguar C-Type Works Lightweight, chassis number XKC 052, will be among the headline offerings at the 2015 RM Monterey auction, to be held August 13–15 in California during Monterey Classic Car Week. XKC 052 is the first ever offering of a Works Lightweight example at public auction. The second of just three factory lightweight C-Types built and clothed entirely in thin-gauge aluminum, XKC 052 boasts a … [Read more...]

Pinnacle Portfolio Offered at RM Sotheby’s Monterey 2015

The Pinnacle Portfolio Group Shot

The "most significant and valuable private automobile collection ever presented at auction" will headline the RM Sotheby's Monterey 2015 sale, scheduled for August 13-15 at the Portola Hotel and Monterey Conference Center in California during the Pebble Beach Classic Car Week. Called ‘The Pinnacle Portfolio: A rare collective of automotive distinction’, the consignment of post-war sports cars comprises … [Read more...]

RM Sotheby’s Andrews Collection – Auction Report

1962 Ferrari 400 Superamerica SWB Cabriolet, Body by Pininfarina

RM Sotheby's, Paul and Chris Andrews Collection, Fort Worth, Texas May 2, 2015 RM Sotheby's has demonstrated that it is without peer in single owner collection auctions, establishing a record of effective promotion, lavish presentation and meticulous on-site event management that regularly produces eye-opening, record-setting results. Paul and Chris Andrews, pére et fils, are the latest collectors to take … [Read more...]

RM Sotheby’s Concorso Villa d’Este 2015 – Auction Results

1952 Ferrari 212 Export Barchetta

The RM Sotheby's Villa d'Este 2015 sale was held 23rd May at Villa Erba on the shores of Lake Como, Italy, resulting in €26,714,530 ($29,920,273 USD) in total sales and an 89.75 percent sell-through rate. A roster of 37 of cars, along with two vintage Riva boats, were featured at RM's biennial auction staged over the Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este weekend. Bidders hailed from 26 countries, including Russia, the … [Read more...]

Early Entries at 2015 RM Sotheby’s Monterey

1968 Maserati Ghibli 4.7 Spider Prototype (photo: Darin Schnabel)

The 2015 RM Sotheby's Monterey auction will be held August 14-15 at the Portola Hotel and Monterey Conference Center in California. Approximately 150 collector cars will cross the block during RM's annual Monterey Classic Car Week sale. In addition to the previously announced Ferrari 275S / 340 America Barchetta, RM Sotheby's will also offer a Maserati Ghibli 4.7 Spider Prototype and the original U.S.-specification … [Read more...]

RM Sotheby’s Concorso Villa d’Este 2015 – Auction Preview

1952 Ferrari 212 Export Barchetta by Touring

The RM Sotheby's Villa d'Este 2015 sale will be held 23rd May at Villa Erba on the shores of Lake Como, Italy, as part of the Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este weekend. A roster of 37 of cars, along with two vintage Riva boats, will be featured at RM's biennial Concorso Villa d'Este auction. A 1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spider will headline the RM Sotheby's Concorso Villa d'Este 2015 auction. Chassis number … [Read more...]