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RM Sotheby’s, Gene Ponder Collection, Marshall, Texas, September 24, 2020

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Fifteen years ago in 2007 RM Auctions sold kitchen cabinet mogul Gene Ponder’s collection (or much of it) in Marshall, Texas at No Reserve raising $11.9 million. But, you can’t keep an enthusiastic serial buyer down and on September 24 RM Sotheby’s sold the latest Ponder acquisitions with No Reserve also at his spread in […]

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RM Sotheby’s, Monterey, August 18-20, 2022

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It’s been five weeks since leaving Monterey with incipient Covid-19. The infection wasn’t bad, but it has lingering consequences. But, finally, here’s the final result from Monterey 2022 and it’s RM Sotheby’s epic sale with $243 million changing hands. To put it in perspective, in 2017 Sotheby’s evening contemporary art auction in New York totaled […]

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RM Sotheby’s, Grimaldi Forum, Monte Carlo, Monaco — May 14, 2022

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  RM Sotheby’s returned to the seafront Grimaldi Forum during the GP Historique week in Monaco. Located only a block from the GP circuit’s Portier corner, the music of historic GP cars is a delightful counterpoint to viewing and selling the cars in the auction. Grimaldi Forum is a modern exhibition hall, ideally suited for […]

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RM Sotheby’s, Amelia Island, March 5, 2022

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There was something for [almost] everyone in RM Sotheby’s Amelia Island auction. The only category missing was American Muscle Cars, and of that category we’ve had plenty in Kissimmee and Scottsdale. Notable were a varied assortment of classics. Some of them were in in concours condition with some of the finest coachwork of the era, […]

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RM Sotheby’s, Arizona Biltmore, Phoenix, January 27, 2022

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RM Sotheby’s delivered its best Arizona auction results in five years, and it was in a single-day auction with just 69 cars in sharp contrast with 160 in 2017, 150 in 2016, 123 in 2015 and 126 in 2014 in their best two-day sales in 2017 back to 2014. The renewed focus on good stuff […]

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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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