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RM Sotheby’s, Cliveden House, Taplow, Berkshire, U.K., June 12, 2024

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Not having budget to travel to the U.K., nor to stay at the site, I watched this first-time sale unfold online, recording the block hammer bids. I thought I’d polish up old skills from the COVID era and compose an auction report from the auction video, the catalog, and the online photos. That proved to […]

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The 2024 Monaco Auctions, May 9-11, 2024 – Artcurial, Bonhams and RM Sotheby’s

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Every two years the Auto Club of Monaco presents the Monaco GP Historique. The course is set up for the Monaco GP two weeks later with pits, paddock, grandstands and the track arranged for the GP but instead of Max Verstappen and Charles Leclerc (congratulations Charles on your maiden hometown win) it’s old cars on […]

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RM Sotheby’s, ModaMiami, March 1-2, 2024

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Replaced by Hagerty’s Broad Arrow Auctions as the headline auction at the Ritz Carlton Amelia Island in 2023, RM Sotheby’s retrenched with an auction in the Amelia woods last year then announced they would move to South Florida this year with a standalone auction and concours under the name ModaMiami. The setting was the classic […]

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RM Sotheby’s, Arizona Biltmore, January 25, 2024

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Fortunately I have help from a few of my friends…. I wedged my head firmly between my gluteus maximus muscles in Scottsdale and thought RM’s auction was the 26th, not the 25th. Arriving Friday morning I was greeted by … nothing automotive. Andrew Newton and Greg Ingold saved the day, in fact saved the week, […]

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RM Sotheby’s, Las Vegas F1, November 17, 2023

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Formula One racing came to Las Vegas with a vengeance on the weekend of November 18. It was a given that it would be spectacular and – other than the seemingly inevitable win by Max Verstappen – it was. Like just about anything happening in Vegas, it was over-hyped, over-produced and the action was long […]

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There is no better setting for antique cars than a bright early Fall day with leaves on the ground.

RM Sotheby’s, Hershey, October 4-5, 2023

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Hershey is not RM Sotheby’s most significant sale, but it is one of its most enjoyable and intriguing. The cars offered are so unusual that often there are several we’ve never heard of before. They aren’t the best concours-queens, but are positioned to reflect the Hershey AACA Swap Meet environment. In other words there were […]

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RM Sotheby’s, Monterey, August 17-19, 2023

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After a pair of post-COVID years in the rarified stratosphere RM Sotheby’s three-day Monterey auction came back to more dense atmosphere in 2023, still exceptional but less effusive than it was in 2021 and 2022. It showed that RM understands it (and its Monterey competitors) can’t simply bulk up with hundreds of cars to build […]

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RM Sotheby’s, Amelia Island, Florida, March 4, 2023

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After a quarter century as the official auction of the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance in 2023 RM Sotheby’s was displaced at the Ritz Carlton by the affiliate of the Hagerty Group, new owner of “The Amelia”, Broad Arrow Auctions. RM had built its Amelia Island sale from nearly nothing (66 lots, $6.4 million in 1999) […]

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RM Sotheby’s, Arizona Biltmore, January 26, 2023

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While not as impressive as 2022’s one-day 69-lot performance, RM Sotheby’s auction at the Arizona Biltmore RM turned in a curve-setting total in 2023. $44.6 million in a single-day sale is exceptional. Its $558,079 average transaction is bettered only by 2022’s $665,394 million average transaction and 2015’s $578,232 million average. That kind of average is […]

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RM Sotheby’s, Miami Beach, December 10, 2022

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RM Sotheby’s launched a different concept live auction in Miami on December 10. Set at the 7th floor exhibition space at 1111 Lincoln Road surrounded by stylish bars and restaurants it featured twenty-one cars from the Kuwait-based Youngtimer Collection and five from the Rey Collection in a 58-car docket. 36 of the lots were offered […]

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