RM Auctions New York City 2013 – Auction Report

RM Auctions Art of the Automobile sale

RM Auctions at Sotheby’s 'The Art of the Automobile', New York, November 21, 2013 Report and photos by Rick Carey, Auction Editor This auction report is going to be effusive. Be forewarned. New York City has been a quicksand swamp for collector car auctions. Consider the obstacles: Traffic in New York City is dominated by various forms of Yellow Taxis driven by ambitious immigrants. It is not a … [Read more...]

RM Auctions Art of the Automobile – Photo Gallery

1964 Ferrari 250 LM

The RM Auctions and Sotheby's Art of the Automobile sale and exhibition was staged November 18-21, 2013 in New York City. The first major collector car auction to be held in Manhattan in over a decade saw 31 automobiles and two motorcycles vehicles cross the auction block. With the auction cars presented within a gallery setting on the 10th floor of Sotheby’s New York City headquarters, this groundbreaking sale … [Read more...]

RM Auctions New York City 2013 – Auction Results

1964 Ferrari 250 LM

The RM Auctions and Sotheby's Art of the Automobile sale was held November 21, 2013 in New York City, resulting in $62,797,500 of sales and a 93 percent sell-through rate. The top result at the RM Auctions New York City sale went to a 1964 Ferrari 250 LM that sold for $14,300,000, a new world record for the model at auction. … [Read more...]

RM Auctions Hershey 2013 – Auction Report

1951 Jaguar XK 120 Roadster

RM Auctions, Hershey, Pennsylvania, October 10-11, 2013 Report and photos by Rick Carey, Auction Editor Hershey, Pennsylvania in October ranges from tropical heat through rain forest deluges to near-Arctic cold. Those who have prior experience with the AACA’s Fall Hershey Meet, RM auction and swap meet know to bring multiple layers of clothes, rain gear and several pairs of footwear. But nothing in living … [Read more...]

Early Offerings at 2014 RM Auctions Arizona

1960 Porsche 718 RS 61 Spyder

The RM Auctions Arizona 2014 sale will be held January 16-17 at the Arizona Biltmore Resort in Phoenix, with approximately 120 collector cars crossing the block at the 15th annual auction. “After what has been a record-setting and ground-breaking 2013 for RM, we’re already looking forward to continuing the momentum in the new year,” said Ian Kelleher, Car Specialist, RM Auctions. “The Arizona auctions have a … [Read more...]

RM Auctions New York City 2013 – Auction Preview

1964 Ferrari 250 LM

The RM Auctions and Sotheby's Art of the Automobile sale and exhibition will be held November 18-21, 2013 in New York City, the first major collector car auction to be held in Manhattan in over a decade. The RM Auctions New York City sale will see 34 vehicles cross the auction block, headlined by the 1964 Ferrari 250 LM that is expected to bring more than $12 million. … [Read more...]

Featured Offerings at 2014 RM Auctions Paris

1973 Porsche 917/30 Can-Am Spyder

The Harburg Collection of competition cars will be featured at the inaugural RM Auctions Paris sale, scheduled for 4-5 February 2014 in Paris during the week of Retromobile. Peter Harburg is an Australian enthusiast and historic race driver who built a collection boasting a number of significant Porsche models, including a 1973 ex-Works 917/30 Can-Am Spyder, a 1982 ex-Works 956 956 Group C Sports-Prototype, a 1964 … [Read more...]

RM Auctions Hershey 2013 – Auction Results

1933 Chrysler CL Imperial Convertible Roadster

The RM Auctions Hershey 2013 sale was held October 10–11 in Hershey, Pennsylvania, resulting in $9.6 million in total sales and 90% of all lots sold at the auction held during the AACA Eastern Regional Fall Meet. The two-day auction featured a selection of 115 vehicles, with a focus on Brass and Classic Era motor cars. … [Read more...]

Ferrari 250 LM at 2013 RM New York City

1964 Ferrari 250 LM at 1968 24 Hours of Daytona (photo: Bill Warner)

A 1964 Ferrari 250 LM Berlinetta will be among the headline offerings at the 2013 RM Auctions Art of the Automobile sale, scheduled for November 21st in New York City. “Alongside the iconic 250 GTO, the 250 LM is one of the most coveted and collectible Ferraris of all time,” said Ian Kelleher, Car Specialist, RM Auctions. “We are honored to have been entrusted with the upcoming sale of 6107. It’s a terrific … [Read more...]

RM Auctions Hershey 2013 – Auction Preview

1933 Chrysler CL Imperial Convertible Roadster by LeBaron

The RM Auctions Hershey 2013 sale will be held October 10–11 in Hershey, Pennsylvania during the AACA Eastern Regional Fall Meet. The two-day auction will feature a selection of 116 vehicles, with an emphasis on Brass and Classic Era motor cars. “RM has a strong track record of offering motor cars from prominent collections and cars steeped in history at its Hershey sale,” says Gord Duff, car specialist, RM … [Read more...]

RM Auctions Monterey 2013 – Auction Report

1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4S N.A.R.T. Spider

RM Auctions, Portola Hotel and Monterey Convention Center, Monterey, California, August 16-17, 2013 Report and photos (unless noted) by Rick Carey, Auction Editor It took a while but RM Auctions regained the top auction total in Monterey in 2013 helped along (far along) by the tongue-wagging highlight of the Monterey auctions, the sale of Ferrari 275 GTB/4 NART Spider s/n 10709 for $27.5 million. … [Read more...]

Featured Offerings at 2013 RM Auctions New York City

1955 Lincoln Indianapolis Boano Coupe

A selection of custom American automobiles will be among the featured consignments at the 2013 RM Auctions Art of the Automobile sale, scheduled for November 21st in New York City. Held in association with Sotheby’s, the collector car sale in Manhattan will celebrate the motor car and its place in the history of design. … [Read more...]

RM Auctions London 2013 – Auction Results

1957 Maserati 250S

The RM Auctions London 2013 sale was held 8-9 September at Battersea Evolution in London, resulting in £21,710,220 ($34,085,045 USD) in total sales and a 90.3% sell-through rate. The two-day auction presented more than 130 automobiles, with the top result going to the 1957 Maserati 250S from the Laidlaw Competition Car Collection that realized £2,128,000. … [Read more...]

RM Auctions London 2013 – Auction Preview

1955 Jaguar D-Type XKD 504

The RM Auctions London 2013 sale will be held 8-9 September at Battersea Evolution in central London. As the official auction partner of the St. James’s Concours of Elegance, this year's sale has been moved from its traditional October date to September to coincide with the Concours event. The 2013 RM London auction will present two days of consignments headlined by single-owner collections including, the … [Read more...]

RM Auctions Monterey 2013 – Auction Results

1967 Ferrari 275 GTB N.A.R.T. Spider

The RM Auctions Monterey 2013 auction was held August 16-17 at the Portola Hotel and Monterey Convention Center in Monterey, California, resulting in $125 million in total sales and an 88% sell-through rate. A total of 27 cars sold for more than $1 million and numerous new world records were established at RM's flagship sale. The auction total, which exceeded RM’s 2012 Monterey results by $30 million, represents … [Read more...]