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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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RM Sotheby’s, The Elkhart Collection, Elkhart, Indiana, October 23-24, 2020

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The Elkhart Collection had some exceptional vehicles. A small fortune had been spent on maintaining them. Many were competition cars, for the most part presented in apparently race-ready condition. And each lot in the sale represented a personal tragedy for some innocent entrepreneur, religious group, corporation or non-profit. The sale was held by order of […]

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“Berlina Aerodinamica Tecnica”

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The Three B.A.T.s Offered at Sotheby’s Contemporary Art Evening Sale On October 28, 2020 In a Friday Surprise, on October 16 RM Sotheby’s circulated a press release announcing that the three B.A.T. design concepts would be offered as a single lot as part of Sotheby’s regular Contemporary Art Evening Auction on October 28, just twelve […]

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RM Sotheby’s, Shift/Monterey, August 14-15, 2020

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The culmination of RM Sotheby’s summer of Online Only was the online replacement for their annual blockbuster auction at Monterey, for online styled “Shift/Monterey”. With a total sale of $30¼ million it was at the top of the Monterey replacements with a total changing hands over twice either Gooding’s $14.4 million or Bonhams $12.8 million. […]

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RM Sotheby’s, Online Only: Open Roads, The European Summer Sale July 14-22, 2020

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RM Sotheby’s is gobbling up the online space for major auctions. They hit the ground running with the quickly restructured RM Auctions Palm Beach auction, followed up two months later with a late May Online Only presentation, then in quick succession did a remarkably successful European sale on June 11, this European Summer auction and […]

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RM Sotheby’s Online Only: The European Sale

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June 3-11, 2020 Featuring the Petitjean Collection This was RM Sotheby’s third online only auction, succeeding its canceled second annual auction at Techno Classica Essen in Germany. The feature was the 96 cars from La Collection Petitjean, all offered at no reserve after decades of static storage and, as it turned out, indifferent cosmetic attention […]

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RM Sotheby’s, Amelia Island, March 6-7, 2020

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The End of the Beginning We didn’t know it at the time, but RM’s last session of its two-day Amelia Island auction at the Ritz Carlton marked the beginning of the end of live collector car auctions in 2020, at least until the so-called novel coronavirus (designated “2019-nCoV” by the WHO, distinct from the acute […]

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