RM Auctions Coverage

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

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...]

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...]