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RM Sotheby’s Jean Guikas Collection, Circuit Paul Ricard, Le Castellet, France, August 19, 2021

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For anyone with an appreciation of competition cars Circuit Paul Ricard – famous for its white curbs and red and blue painted runoff areas and the French Grand Prix – was the destination of choice on Friday August 19. Whether in person or on the interweb RM’s auction of the Guikas Collection was the place […]

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RM Sotheby’s, London, November 6, 2021

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Although RM has held plenty of auctions in London, both before and since teaming up with Sotheby’s, this was their first as the title sponsor of the London to Brighton Veteran Car Run (hereafter “LBVCR”). Previously the LBVCR-linked auction has been the province of Bonhams, along with the title sponsorship and participation of Bonhams stalwart […]

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RM Sotheby’s, Hershey, October 7-8, 2021

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RM’s Hershey auction at the AACA Hershey Region Fall Meet is a throwback, like it used to be before selling collector cars became a big business. It’s Fall in the Northeast. The air is crisp. The trees are turning. Even the cars are a throwback to earlier times when “collector car” meant something from before […]

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RM Sotheby’s, Portola Plaza, Monterey, August 12-14, 2021

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RM Sotheby’s returned to their Monterey form in 2021, putting together a smaller consignment that overflowed with quality vehicles. RM fluctuates between two and three day auctions with the third day usually being a single collection or a themed consignment as in 2019 when the Thursday sale was all Aston Martin. This year the Thursday […]

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RM Sotheby’s, Palazzo Serbelloni, Milan, June 15, 2021

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Let’s hope RM Sotheby’s keeps Milan and Palazzo Serbelloni on its schedule once Covid restrictions are eased. It’s located in the heart of Milan, a 15 minute, 1.1km walk from Teatro alla Scala and the Duomo di Milano. Appropriate to the spectacular exhibit and auction space, there were only nineteen lots. Fourteen of them sold […]

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RM Sotheby’s, Amelia Island, May 2, 2021

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Any concerns that the collector car auction economy wasn’t coming roaring back were left for dead after RM Sotheby’s sale on Saturday at the Ritz Carlton Amelia Island. There were, it must be admitted, fifty No Reserve lots, but only five of fifty-nine lots with reserves failed to find new owners, a 91.5% sale rate […]

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RM Sotheby’s, “Paris” Online, February 13, 2021

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With Rétromobile CoViD displaced to June, the Rétromobile week auctions were left to their own devices. RM Sotheby’s chose to rely on their established and efficient Online format with a 40-lot sale (plus automobilia). The cars were scattered across the Continent and the U.K., the later now formally divorced from the EU with all kinds […]

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RM Sotheby’s, Arizona, January 22, 2021

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[This is the first of several reports on the January auctions. Happy 2021.] RM Sotheby’s Arizona auction assumed a vastly different complexion at the start of 2021 yet delivered total dollar results that contrast favorably with prior years. Held at the OTTO Car Club in Scottsdale with a background of racks of collectors’ cars, there […]

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RM Sotheby’s, Online Only, London, October 31, 2020

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RM has been doing its fall London sale since before it was RM Sotheby’s. Held at Battersea since 2007 and at Olympia last year it’s bounced back and forth between late October and early September, but this was the first “Online Only” auction within RM’s London franchise. I should probably have reported this October 31 […]

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RM Sotheby’s Online Only Open Roads North America, November 11-20, 2020

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RM Sotheby’s continued its series of Online Only auctions with Open Roads North America November 11-20, 2020 bringing its enhanced series of Covid-19 fighting Online Only auctions to seven in 2020. RM reported total sales of $5,024,670 and an overall sell-through of 89% including a vast array of primarily Ferrari-related memorabilia, factory manuals, sales brochures, […]

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