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RM Sotheby’s, Grimaldi Forum, Monaco, Monte Carlo, May 12, 2018

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RM Sotheby’s biennial visit to Monaco during the GP Historique turned in creditable numbers despite missing on the headline $7 million Ferrari 250 GT Tour de France. RM’s Monaco history has been erratic, sometimes featuring a large consignment of moderately priced cars such as 2016’s Quattroroute Collection and sometimes including a big buck consignment such […]

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RM Sotheby’s, Ritz Carlton, Amelia Island, March 10, 2018

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RM held its auction on Friday, March 9 starting at 3PM as the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance was for the second year in a row moved up to Saturday to avoid a threatening weather forecast. It made for a truncated auction week, slicing a day off the pre-auction viewing schedule. Gooding & Company remained at […]

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Preston Tucker's Tucker Torpedo, sold for $1,792,500.

RM Sotheby’s, Arizona Biltmore, Phoenix, January 18-19, 2018

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“Diversification” is a recognized business strategy which RM Sotheby’s is increasingly employing. In 2018 it sharpened its emphasis on separate business units with separate organizations for catalog auctions (RM Sotheby’s at Arizona, Paris, Amelia Island, Monaco, Villa Erba, Monterey and London), consignment sales (RM Auctions at Auburn, Ft. Lauderdale, Santa Monica and Hershey), a separately-managed […]

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RM Sotheby’s “ICONS”, New York, December 6, 2017

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RM Sotheby’s returned to Sotheby’s mother ship on York Avenue in New York City for its second time on December 6, 2017. 2013’s RM auction at Sotheby’s headquarters had been very successful, and the sale here in November of Michael Schumacher’s Monaco and Hungary winning F2001 Formula One car for an attention-getting $7.5 million just […]

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RM Sotheby’s, Monterey, August 18-19, 2017

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RM Sotheby’s found itself back in a tent in Portola Plaza again this year as the Convention Center reconstruction remained incomplete. And it wasn’t the same tent as last year. That one was damaged beyond expedient repair just a week before setup began and another had to be substituted. The area was the same but […]

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RM Sotheby’s, Santa Monica, California, June 24, 2017

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Yes, that says “RM Sotheby’s”, not Auctions America. Santa Monica was started as an Auctions America sale. Its re-branding as RM Sotheby’s coincides with another RM Sotheby’s schedule change, the elimination of the sale at the Inn at St. John’s in Plymouth, Michigan during the Concours d’Elegance of America. Reasons? Draw your own conclusions from […]

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RM Sotheby’s, Place Vauban, Paris February 8, 2017

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RM Sotheby’s kicked off the auctions in Paris during Rétromobile this year with a Wednesday evening sale of 77 lots. Pre-sale highlights included a Ferrari 275 GTB and 365 GTB/4 Daytona with period performance modifications, an Alfa Romeo Tipo B P3 Monoposto, the first Porsche 917/10 and a Porsche 959 Sport. Also scattered under the […]

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RM Sotheby’s, Ritz Carlton, Amelia Island, March 10-11, 2017

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  RM Sotheby’s expanded its Amelia Island auction to a second day this year to accommodate the collection of the late Orin Smith. The Smith cars were offered in a Friday session. All but one were sold without reserve. None of them were anything less than excellent whether in design or presentation. The Smith cars […]

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