RM Auctions Coverage

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

Ferrari California Spider Joins 2015 RM Villa d’Este

1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spider (photo: Tim Scott)

A 1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spider will headline the RM Sotheby's Villa d'Este 2015 auction, scheduled for 23 May at Villa Erba in Lake Como, Italy. The California Spider leads a roster of 37 of cars, along with two vintage Riva boats, at the auction held during the Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este. “The words ‘California Spider’ are synonymous with ‘La Dolce Vita’ and the finest motoring experience that … [Read more...]

Ferrari 212 Export Barchetta – Car Profile

1952 Ferrari 212 Export Barchetta by Touring

Ferraris were campaigned frequently and with ferocity by both the factory and wealthy privateers, and the company’s reputation during its early days hinged on the success of its race cars. During these early years, Ferrari created a chassis numbering system that would create legends: the competition cars would be designated an even numbered chassis, whilst road going cars would receive odd chassis numbers. Whilst … [Read more...]

RM Sotheby’s Andrews Collection – Auction Preview

1962 Ferrari 400 Superamerica SWB Cabriolet by Pininfarina

The RM Sotheby's Andrews Collection auction will be staged May 2, 2015 in Fort Worth, Texas. The single-day, single-vendor sale will see a wonderful selection of 78 vehicles along with an assortment of memorabilia 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 … [Read more...]

Headline Offerings at RM Villa d’Este 2015

1960 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta Competizione (photo: Tim Scott / Fluid Images)

A 1960 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta Competizione joins the list of headline consignments for the RM Sotheby's Villa d'Este 2015 auction, to be staged 23rd May at Villa Erba on the shores of Lake Como, Italy. Chassis 1953 GT will be offered as one of the stars lot at RM Sotheby’s biennial auction held during the Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este. Chassis 1953 GT is the 20th of 164 GT SWB Berlinetta Competiziones … [Read more...]

RM Sotheby’s Amelia Island 2015 – Auction Report

1960 Ferrari 400 Superamerica SWB Cabriolet, Body by Pinin Farina

RM Sotheby's, Ritz Carlton, Amelia Island, Florida, March 14, 2015 Only 28 auctions have recorded higher sale totals than RM's 2015 Amelia Island auction total of $60,122,000. It is by nearly 50% the highest auction total ever at Amelia. Only 18 have recorded higher median transaction values than RM Amelia's $258,500, only 25 have higher average transaction value than its $607,293. RM announced in the week … [Read more...]

RM Sotheby’s Amelia Island 2015 – Auction Results

1960 Ferrari 400 Superamerica SWB Cabriolet sold for $6,380,000

The RM Sotheby's Amelia Island 2015 auction was held Saturday, March 14th on the grounds of the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Amelia Island, Florida, resulting in $60,360,050 in total sales and an updated (see below) 100 percent sell-through rate. This result represents not only the highest total ever for a sale held during the Amelia Island week, but also exceeds the combined total of all other auctions this week. The … [Read more...]

Ferrari 275S / 340 America at RM Sotheby’s Monterey 2015

1950 Ferrari 275S-340 America Barchetta (photo: Darin Schnabel)

A 1950 Ferrari 275S / 340 America, chassis 0030 MT, will be among the headline entries at the RM Sotheby's Monterey 2015 auction, scheduled for August 14-15 in California’s Monterey Peninsula during Monterey Classic Car Week. Born as one of only two 275S barchettas built, chassis 0030 MT was campaigned by the Ferrari factory and driven by Italian racing driver Alberto Ascari in the 1950 Mille Miglia. It was then … [Read more...]

RM Sotheby’s Amelia Island 2015 – Auction Preview

1955 Jaguar D-Type

The RM Sotheby's Amelia Island 2015 auction will be held Saturday, March 14th on the grounds of the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Amelia Island, Florida. As the first auction for the new partnership between RM Auctions and Sotheby's, the united team has gathered 100 automobiles and select memorabilia for the single-day auction, which will again act as a prelude to the Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance. A total of fourteen … [Read more...]

New RM Auctions and Sotheby’s Partnership

1964 Ferrari 250 LM

Sotheby's and RM Auctions announced a new formal partnership that will see Sotheby's acquire a 25 percent ownership interest in the collector car auction company, which will now be known as RM Sotheby's. Sotheby's and RM Auctions have previously collaborated on a number of sales in both the United States and Europe, most notably the November 2013 Art of the Automobile auction in New York, which achieved nearly … [Read more...]

Featured at RM Auctions Amelia Island 2015

1955 Jaguar D-Type (photo: Patrick Ernzen)

A 1955 Jaguar D-Type, chassis no. XKD 530, is among the latest highlights for the RM Auctions Amelia Island 2015 sale, to be held March 14th at the Ritz-Carlton in Amelia Island, Florida. The official auction of the Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance, the single-day RM Auctions sale will see 100 automobiles and select memorabilia cross the block, including 14 vehicles with pre-sale estimates exceeding $1 … [Read more...]

RM Auctions Paris 2015 – Auction Results

1963 Ferrari 250 GT/L sold for €1,624,000

The RM Auctions Paris 2015 sale was held 4 February at Place Vauban during the week of Salon Retromobile, resulting in total sales of €19.35 million ($22.1 million USD) and an 82 percent sell-through rate. Bidders represented 34 countries and five lots brought in excess of €1.0 million. The 1963 Ferrari 250 GT/L Lusso Berlinetta, chassis no. 5085 GT, was the night’s top seller, garnering €1.624.000. The second … [Read more...]

Early Offerings at RM Villa d’Este 2015

1952 Ferrari 212 Export Barchetta by Touring

A 1952 Ferrari 212 Export Barchetta by Touring, chassis number 0158 ED, will headline the RM Auctions Villa d'Este 2015 sale, scheduled for 23rd May at Villa Erba on the shores of Lake Como, Italy as the official auction house of the Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este. “While many early Ferraris were campaigned hard by their first owners, few emerged largely unscathed from the rigors of competition. 0158 ED is one … [Read more...]

Headline Offerings at RM Amelia Island 2015

1960 Ferrari 400 Superamerica SWB Cabriolet by Pinin Farina (photo: Darin Schnabel)

A 1960 Ferrari 400 Superamerica SWB Cabriolet will be among the highlight offerings at the RM Auctions Amelia Island 2015 sale, scheduled for Saturday, March 14 at the Ritz-Carlton in Amelia Island, Florida. The Ferrari will headline RM's selection of more than 90 automobiles, a field that RM said represents their finest offering in the event’s 17-year history. “It's an absolute privilege to have been entrusted … [Read more...]

RM Auctions Arizona 2015 – Auction Report

1964 Ferrari 250 LM Coupe, Body by Scaglietti

RM Auctions, Arizona Biltmore, Phoenix, Arizona, January 15-16, 2015 Top grossing auction (of less than three days' duration) in Scottsdale: RM with $63,605,500. The top sale of the week in Scottsdale: RM's Ferrari 250 LM s/n 5899GT at $9,625,000 (by a $220,000 whisker.) Most transactions hammered at $1 million or more: RM with fourteen. … [Read more...]

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...]