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RM Sotheby’s, Monterey, August 15-17, 2019

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RM Sotheby’s added a Thursday session for 34 Aston Martins, bringing their total consignment to 184 lots from last year’s 150. 64.7% of the Astons sold, not bolstering RM’s eventual 72.8% sell-through. But it was the Saturday appearance of the vaunted Porsche Type 64 (actually a modified Kraft durch Freude Wagen (the VW predecessor) Porsche […]

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RM Sotheby’s, Fred Guyton Collection, St. Louis, Missouri, May 4-5, 2019

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RM Sotheby’s sale of Fred Guyton’s collection in St. Louis was the second time in two weeks that a large collection was sold out to the bare walls. The collections were markedly different in concept from last week’s sale of engineer Frank Spain’s Tupelo Automobile Museum. Fred Guyton was an architect with, based upon the […]

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RM Sotheby’s, Ritz Carlton, Amelia Island, March 8-9, 2019

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RM Sotheby’s went back to a 2-day format this year and was aided by benign North Florida weather, unlike last year when the Concours pulled forward a day to avoid a predicted Sunday deluge. The sale featured several cars from the Youngtimer Collection of late model, low miles, original cars. This followed RM Sotheby’s success […]

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RM Sotheby’s, Arizona Biltmore, Phoenix, January 17-18, 2019

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RM Sotheby’s got bumped in 2019, relinquishing their ballroom auction space to a medical device national meeting. This is the second time this has happened and the RM crew has gotten very good at working around the dislocation, setting up a tent marquee in the valet parking lot for the auction venue and moving much […]

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RM Sotheby’s, Petersen Museum, Los Angeles, December 8, 2018

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Los Angeles’s Petersen Museum was the site of a new RM Sotheby’s venue in early December 2018, the climax of a year where the RM group’s sales were re-branded and shuffled between RM Sotheby’s and RM Auction (successor to Auctions America.) Based on the pre-sale announcement this sale seems to be positioned as a biennial […]

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RM Sotheby’s, Porsche 70th Anniversary Porsche Experience Center, Atlanta, October 27, 2018

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RM Sotheby’s capitalized on the 70th anniversary of the founding of Porsche with a one-time auction at the Porsche Experience Center in Atlanta. “Capitalized” in the sense that Porsche is far and away the hot marque of the moment. The all-Porsche sale in Atlanta was recognition of that stature and an acknowledgment that Porsches are […]

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RM Sotheby’s, Monterey, August 24-25, 2018

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RM Sotheby’s finally got its new Convention Center location in 2018 after two years in a makeshift fabric structure on Portola Plaza. The new layout was a mixed blessing but it was kicked off right by lot #247, the 1963 Ferrari 250 GTO s/n 3413, the superstar of a star-filled Monterey auction week. RM Sotheby’s […]

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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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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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