RM Auctions Coverage

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

1935 Delahaye 135 S – Car Profile

1935 Delahaye 135 S (photo: Simon Clay)

The vehicles for Delahaye’s new strategic direction were the Superluxe and its sports sibling, the Delahaye Type 135. The Superluxe’s and Type 103’s engine, a long-stroke, pushrod-operated, overhead-valve, four-main-bearing, F-head inline-six, was designed by Jean François, under the direction of Delahaye’s technical director, Amédée Varlet, and it would become one of the most versatile, long-lived engine designs in … [Read more...]

Ex-Works 1969 Porsche 911S – Car Profile

1969 Porsche 911 S (photo: Simon Clay)

Competition has always been in Porsche’s bloodstream, and the company thrived on circuit racing and hill climbs from the outset. Whilst its mid-engined spyders became known as “giant-killers” everywhere from Sebring to Le Mans, its bread-and-butter rear-engined production chassis offered a distinct advantage on tight and twisting hill climb roads. Strangely, the company’s racing department had shown relatively little … [Read more...]

RM Auctions Arizona 2015 – Auction Results

1964 Ferrari 250 LM

The RM Auctions Arizona 2015 sale was staged January 15-16 at the Arizona Biltmore Resort in Phoenix, resulting in $63,700,375 in total sales and a 90 percent sell-through rate. The sale represented RM's best Arizona Auction Week performance to date and a nearly 40 percent increase over its 2014 total. “We’re thrilled with the results from our Arizona sale. Carefully curated by our specialists, our offering was … [Read more...]

RM Auctions Arizona 2015 – Auction Preview

1964 Ferrari 250 LM (photo: Darin Schnabel)

The RM Auctions Arizona 2015 sale will be held January 15-16 on the grounds of the Arizona Biltmore Resort and Spa in Phoenix. More than 125 classic and significant automobiles will cross the auction podium at this year’s sale, including 22 automobiles with pre-sale estimates exceeding $1 million. The 16th annual RM Auctions sale held during Arizona Auction Week includes everything from pre-war classics to sports … [Read more...]

Porsche 356 ‘Emory Special’ – Car Profile

1955 Porsche 356 Emory Special

The Porsche 356 has become an icon, and today, almost every example is deemed a candidate for salvation. Many are rebuilt as pleasurable drivers, while others are exactingly reconstructed and contend in international Concours. However, more than a few owners dismiss the idea of a just-like-it-left-the-factory restoration. They enjoy customizing their Porsches in ways that Zuffenhausen could and would never have … [Read more...]

Jaguars Sold at Auction in 2014

1955 Jaguar D-Type

Jaguar, the brand known for its leaping feline mascot, enjoyed plenty of air time this year within the collector car auction world. Well represented at nearly every single collector car auction in 2014, Auction Editor Rick Carey witnessed the good, bad and the ugly from the Coventry-based car firm. Not surprisingly, the Jaguar E-Type made up a majority of the Jaguar offerings at auction in 2014. After a … [Read more...]

Mercedes-Benz Sold at Auction in 2014

1957 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster at RM Amelia Island

Mercedes-Benz has long represented a great choice for enthusiasts that want a beautiful, well-engineered automobile that will actually crank on a cold morning. As the world's oldest automaker, the brand's history is littered with numerous important open and sporting cars like the famed White Knights, the dominating Silver Arrows, the elegant 540K series and the blue-chip 300 SL Gullwing and Roadster. The level of … [Read more...]

Featured Ferrari Offerings at RM Auctions Arizona 2015

1964 Ferrari 250 LM (photo: Darin Schnabel)

A selection of important Ferraris are among the headline offerings at the RM Auctions Arizona 2015 sale, to be held January 15–16 at the Arizona Biltmore Resort in Phoenix. The RM Auctions Arizona 2015 sale is highlighted by a group of 21 Ferraris, headlined by a 1964 Ferrari 250 LM, chassis number 5899 GT, that was delivered new to Scuderia Filipinetti, Switzerland’s most storied racing team. … [Read more...]

Porsches Sold at Auction in 2014

1968 Porsche 907 Longtail (photo: Eric Fairchild / Gooding)

Porsche products resonate with enthusiasts. Whether it's the remarkable story involving a seemingly perpetual product that's enjoyed over a half century of development or their deep motorsport heritage, the iconic brand has cemented itself as one most enthusiasts aspire to experience at one point in their life. For some, they need more than one taste of the brand, evidenced in 2014 by what seemed like an endless … [Read more...]

Jaguar XJR-9 Offered at RM Amelia 2015

Jaguar XJR-9 Track

The Jaguar XJR-9 that won the 1990 Daytona 24 Hours will be among the headline offerings at the RM Auctions Amelia Island 2015 auction, scheduled for March 14th on the grounds of the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Amelia Island, Florida. Max Girardo, Managing Director, RM Auctions Europe, said, “We’re thrilled to have been entrusted with the Works Jaguar XJR-9 for our Amelia Island sale. Its offering is made all the more … [Read more...]

Ferraris Sold at Auction in 2014

1962 Ferrari 250 GTO

Auction Editor Rick Carey reported from 30 different auctions in 2014, starting with the Scottsdale, Kissimmee and Paris sales, moving quickly into the Amelia Island sales and continuing on a frenetic pace throughout the rest of the year. Ferraris -- the unquestioned epicenter of the collector car market -- were a huge focus of Carey's reports, with no less than 169 of Maranello's finest methodically examined in … [Read more...]

Early Offerings at RM Auctions Paris 2015

Joseph Paul and Marcel Mongin drove the Delahaye 135 S to second overall at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1937 (photo: Collection Jean Paul Tissot)

RM Auctions will return to Place Vauban in Paris on 3-4 February, 2015 for its annual sale during the Retromobile show week. A permanent fixture on RM's global calendar, the Paris auction will open the company’s 2015 European calendar with a roster of 60 automobiles. “Paris 2014 was an important sale for RM, as it allowed the company to establish an auction in what is regarded as one of the most important weeks … [Read more...]

Andrews Collection Offered by RM Auctions

Paul Andrews Car Collection

RM Auctions will offer the Paul and Chris Andrews Car Collection during a single-vendor sale on April 30th to May 2nd, 2015 in Fort Worth, Texas. A total of 75 automobiles will cross the auction block, all offered without reserve. The Andrews Collection represents years of acquisition by lifelong enthusiast and successful entrepreneur, Paul Andrews, and his son Chris, an accomplished artist and businessman in his … [Read more...]

RM Auctions Sam Pack Collection 2014 – Auction Results

1967 Shelby 427 Cobra

The RM Auctions Sam Pack Collection 2014 sale was held Saturday, November 15th at the Pack Automotive Museum in Dallas, Texas, resulting in $11,543,400 in total sales with 100 percent of all lots sold. The result of more than a decade of acquisition by Sam Pack, the collection presented a series of fifties and sixties icons, a collection of Detroit muscle and a series of concepts, customs and modern collectibles. … [Read more...]

Early Offerings at RM Auctions Arizona 2015

1990 Ferrari F40

The RM Auctions Arizona 2015 sale returns January 15-16 to the Arizona Biltmore Resort and Spa in Phoenix. A selection of 120 automobiles will cross the block at RM's 16th annual Arizona auction, including a 1988 Porsche 959, 1990 Ferrari F40 and 1993 Bugatti EB110 GT, among others. “We’re excited to return to the Arizona Biltmore for our 16th consecutive year. Our Arizona sale consistently kicks off the season on … [Read more...]