New RM Auctions Event in Paris

1953 Gordini 24S

RM Auctions continues its expansion with the announcement of a new sale taking place during the 2014 Retromobile show week in Paris. The auction, which will become a permanent fixture on RM's events calendar, will be held on 5th February at L'Hotel National des Invalides in Paris. The former hospital, more commonly known as 'Les Invalides', is the final resting place of Napoleon Bonaparte. The inaugural RM … [Read more...]

RM Auctions Monterey 2013 – Featured Offerings

1955 Jaguar D-Type XKD530

A selection of sports and racing cars are the latest featured consignments for the 2013 RM Auctions Monterey sale, scheduled for August 16-17 at the Portola Hotel and Monterey Convention Center in California. Among the more than 100 motor cars on offer, RM's flagship two-day Monterey auction will feature a 1955 Jaguar D-Type, 1955 Ferrari 750 Monza Scaglietti Spider, a 1950 Ferrari 166 Touring Barchetta, a 1961 … [Read more...]

RM Auctions Concorso Villa d’Este 2013 – Auction Results

Ferrari 375MM Auction Block

The RM Auctions Villa d'Este 2013 sale was held 25th May at Villa Erba on the shores of Lake Como, Italy, resulting in total sales of €27,322,400 ($35,519,120 USD) and an 84 percent sell-through rate. As part of the Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este weekend, a crowd in excess of 1000 people saw five cars exceed €1,000,000 and 11 lots surpass their pre-sale estimates. … [Read more...]

Early Highlights for RM Auctions Monterey 2013 Sale

1954 Ferrari 500 Mondial Spider

RM Auctions announced early consignments for its 2013 Monterey sale, scheduled for August 16-17 at the Portola Hotel and Monterey Convention Center in California. Highlighted offerings for RM's 28th annual flagship Monterey auction include more than 20 Ferraris and marques such as Maserati, Duesenberg, Hispano-Suiza, Porsche and Mercedes-Benz. Among the notable Ferraris consigned to date are eight cars from the … [Read more...]

RM Auctions Concorso Villa d’Este 2013 – Auction Preview

1953 Ferrari 340/375 MM Berlinetta at Le Mans

The RM Auctions Villa d'Este 2013 sale will be held 25th May at Villa Erba on the shores of Lake Como, Italy, as part of the Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este weekend. The international team at RM Auctions assembled 40 vehicles for the biennial Villa Erba sale, headlined by the 1953 Ferrari 340/375 MM Berlinetta Competizione; 1905 FIAT 60HP Five-Passenger Touring; 1962 Ferrari 400 Superamerica SWB Coupe … [Read more...]

RM Auctions Don Davis Collection – Auction Report

1959 Porsche 356A 1600 Super Convertible D

RM Auctions, Don Davis Collection, Fort Worth, Texas, April 27, 2013 Report and photos by Rick Carey, Auction Editor Auctions of single owner collections are always exciting. The owners’ reputations for quality and focus confer instant “provenance” and collectors flock to them to take home a piece of automobile, and automobile collecting, history. Frequently those pieces come at a steep price. Competition … [Read more...]

Changes for the RM Auctions London Sale

1956 Aston Martin DB3S/9

RM Auctions has become the official auction partner of the St James’s Concours of Elegance, scheduled for 5-7 September 2013 at St James’s Palace in central London. As a result of the partnership, RM Auctions has changed the dates of its well-established London sale which has traditionally taken place in late October. … [Read more...]

New RM Auctions Event in New York City

1956 Aston Martin DB 2/4 MkII Supersonic by Ghia (photo: Darin Schnabel)

RM Auctions, in association with Sotheby's, announced a new auction in New York City, to be held November 21, 2013 at Sotheby’s headquarters in Manhattan. The RM Auctions New York City 2013 sale, the first major collector car auction staged in Manhattan in over a decade, will feature approximately 35 automobiles from around the world. With an emphasis on bespoke design and 'best of category' examples, the sale … [Read more...]

RM Auctions Don Davis Collection – Auction Results

Don Davis Collection Block

The RM Auctions Don Davis Collection sale was held Saturday, April 27, 2013 in Fort Worth, Texas, resulting in $21.2 million in total sales and 100% of all lots sold. Held at the Don Davis estate, a packed house saw 64 automobiles cross the block, with five lots achieving million-dollar results and eight setting new world records. Bidders hailed from 14 countries, including from as far away as Brazil, Australia … [Read more...]

Ferraris Headline 2013 RM Auctions Villa d’Este

1989 Ferrari F40

A selection of Ferrari supercars are the latest offerings for the 2013 RM Auctions Villa d'Este sale, scheduled for the 25th of May during the famed Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este weekend on Lake Como, Italy. A total of sixteen Ferraris are among the 40 lots offered during the single-day auction. Max Girardo, Managing Director of RM Auctions, said, "RM has a reputation for selling the world’s best Ferraris, and … [Read more...]

RM Auctions Don Davis Collection – Auction Preview

1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS Touring

The RM Auctions Don Davis Collection sale will be staged April 27, 2013 in Fort Worth, Texas. The single-day auction will see a total of 64 automobiles offered without reserve. Following a childhood spent enthralled with muscle cars, speed and automotive design, Don Davis got into the car business, eventually operating as many as 12 dealerships throughout Texas and Oklahoma. Don Davis started collecting cars in … [Read more...]

Featured Offerings at 2013 RM Auctions Villa d’Este

1905 FIAT 60HP Five-Passenger

RM Auctions announced further consignments for its 2013 Villa d'Este sale, to be held on the 25th of May during the Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este weekend on Lake Como, Italy. Among the latest headline offerings is the 1905 FIAT 60HP Five-Passenger Touring Car built especially for American-based brewing magnate, August Anheuser Busch. The example is the second of just 20 chassis manufactured, the first having … [Read more...]

RM Auctions Amelia Island 2013 – Auction Report

1952 Ferrari 225 Sport Berlinetta

RM Auctions, Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island, Florida, March 9, 2013 Report and photos by Rick Carey, Auction Editor RM turned in the highest total in its 15 year history at Amelia Island in 2013, continuing a string of $20+ million sales, and doing it with 24% fewer cars than last year. The 92% sale rate helped, but even more help was the lineup of seven-figure cars that came under Max Girardo’s hammer of which … [Read more...]

RM Auctions Amelia Island 2013 – Auction Results

1935 Duesenberg Model SJ Walker-LaGrande Convertible Coupe

The RM Auctions Amelia Island 2013 auction was held Saturday, March 9th at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Amelia Island, Florida, resulting in $26.8 million in total sales and a 92% sell-through rate. RM gathered more than 85 automobiles for the single-day auction, with the top result of this year's Amelia Island weekend going to the … [Read more...]

RM Auctions Weiner Microcar Museum – Auction Report

Rick Carey squeezes in the Peel P50

Numquam tanto minus - Never has so little cost so much RM Auctions, Bruce Weiner Microcar Collection, Madison, Georgia, February 15-16, 2013 Report and photos by Rick Carey, Auction Editor Hands down, this was the best, most enjoyable, cheerful, enthusiastic auction in memory. It’s right up there with Christie’s sale of the A.K. ‘Nutzy Stutzy’ Miller auction in 1996. Most collector car auctions, … [Read more...]