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...]

RM Auctions St. John’s 2013 – Auction Report

1956 Austin-Healey 100/4 BN2 Roadster

RM Auctions, Inn at St. John’s, Plymouth, Michigan, July 27, 2013 Report and photos by Rick Carey, Auction Editor A quick look at the stats below shows that RM has made this auction, on the day before the Concours d’Elegance of America at the Inn at St. John’s a consistent performer. It features solid if not exceptional cars, weighted to classics and antiques appropriate to the venue. There are good values … [Read more...]

RM Auctions Monterey 2013 – Auction Preview

1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4 NART Spider

The RM Auctions Monterey 2013 auction will be held August 16th and 17th at the Portola Hotel and Monterey Convention Center in Monterey, California. RM's 28th annual flagship two-day Monterey sale will feature 120 vehicles, with 25 cars estimated to sell in excess of $1 million and five estimated to bring more than $4 million. Headline consignments at the 2013 RM Auctions Monterey sale include the 1953 Ferrari 375 … [Read more...]

RM Auctions St. John’s 2013 – Auction Results

1929 Duesenberg Model J Dual-Cowl Phaeton

RM Auctions staged its Concours d'Elegance of America at St. John’s sale on July 27, 2013 in Plymouth, Michigan, resulting in more than $7.7 million in total sales and a 90% sell-through rate. The single-day sale at the Inn at St. John's lifted the gavel on a total of 77 automobiles, two boats and one motorcycle. … [Read more...]

Pebble Best of Show Featured at 2013 RM Auctions Monterey

1928 Mercedes-Benz 680S Torpedo Roadster by Saoutchik

The 1928 Mercedes-Benz 680S Saoutchik Torpedo that won Best of Show at the 2012 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance will be among the headline offerings at the 2013 RM Auctions Monterey sale, to be held August 16-17 at the Portola Hotel and Monterey Convention Center in California. Considered the fastest sports car in the world at its time, the supercharged Mercedes-Benz 680S, chassis 35949, features a low-slung … [Read more...]

N.A.R.T Ferrari 275 GTB/4 Spider at 2013 RM Monterey

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

A low-mileage, single-owner 1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4 N.A.R.T Spider will be among the star offerings at the 2013 RM Auctions Monterey sale, scheduled for August 16-17 at the Portola Hotel and Monterey Convention Center in California. Dubbed by Road & Track magazine as "the most satisfying sports car in the world," the Ferrari 275 GTB/4 N.A.R.T. Spiders were the brainchild of Ferrari’s North American distributor and … [Read more...]

RM Auctions Villa d’Este 2013 – Auction Report

1953 Ferrari 340/375 MM Berlinetta Competizione

RM Auctions, Concorso Villa d'Este, Villa Erba, Cernobbio, Italy, May 25, 2013 Report by Rick Carey, Auction Editor It’s a confusing name change, but RM's auction at Villa Erba is Villa d'Este by an adjacent property’s name. It didn’t change the sale’s dynamic, or the quality of the consignments, which never went below six figures (even in Euros), averaged just over $1.1 million per transaction and had a median … [Read more...]

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...]