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Steve McQueen magic boosts Ferrari auction

Steve McQueen magic boosts Ferrari auction

The Steve McQueen magic was working again Saturday night when a 1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4 originally owned by the King of Cool hammered sold for a solid $9,250,000 at RM Auctions Monterey sale. That was just above RM’s pre-auction low estimate for the Ferrari coupe, plus the 10 percent auction fee on top of that. […]

By August 17, 2014 Read More →
The Interview: Max Girardo

The Interview: Max Girardo

Max Girardo joined RM Auctions in 2006 to launch the company’s European headquarters in London. Still a few years shy of his 40th birthday, he’s a multi-lingual native of Melbourne, Australia, who already has lived in Italy, Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia, Hong Kong, Switzerland, Monaco and London. In addition to being a car specialist for Brooks […]

By August 12, 2014 1 Comment Read More →
It’s Christmas in July as Monterey catalogs arrive

It’s Christmas in July as Monterey catalogs arrive

Some people have to wait until sometime around Thanksgiving for their “wish books” to arrive. At least that’s what we used to call them, those holiday shopping catalogs we’d thumb through so eagerly, thinking how wonderful it would be to possess such products. But classic car enthusiasts don’t have to be nearly so patient. We […]

By July 31, 2014 Read More →
Buyers go for ‘imports’ at RM’s Motor City sale

Buyers go for ‘imports’ at RM’s Motor City sale

RM Motor City 2014 at a glance Total sales $7.42 million Catalog 77 automobiles 1 boat Sell-through rate 77 percent High sale $495,000 1911 Mercedes 38/70 HP seven-passenger Touring Next 9 price range $220,000 to $352,000 Next auction August 15-16 in Monterey, California Imported classics, not made-in-Detroit cars, dominated sales at RM’s 20th anniversary Motor […]

By July 30, 2014 Read More →
Eye Candy: RM Motor City auction preview

Eye Candy: RM Motor City auction preview

Photos by Larry Edsall Classic car auction previews attract at least two groups of people: People with bidder numbers who are examining the cars before bidding on them, and the rest of us, who are there because it’s an amazing opportunity to get close to some incredible cars we might otherwise rarely see. This is […]

By July 30, 2014 Read More →
35 years later, Rob Myers isn’t ready for restoration, he just needs the next deal to do

35 years later, Rob Myers isn’t ready for restoration, he just needs the next deal to do

Rob Myers vividly remembers the first time he took a car he restored to a classic car auction: “I brought my ’57 Cadillac Biarritz convertible to Auburn, Indiana,” Myers said, adding that at the time, such cars were selling at the auction for upward of $50,000. “I had 20 into mine and I’m thinking, ‘I’m […]

Eye Candy: RM Museum

Eye Candy: RM Museum

Photos by Larry Edsall Interesting geographic oddity: Canada may be America’s neighbor to the north, unless you live in or near Detroit. From the Motor City, you have to go south, not north, to reach Windsor, gateway to Ontario, which means crossing the Detroit River by boat, bridge or tunnel. Once in Windsor, you can […]

By July 29, 2014 Read More →
‘Great’ 1911 Mercer headed to RM’s Monterey auction

‘Great’ 1911 Mercer headed to RM’s Monterey auction

A remarkable 1911 Mercer Type 35 R Raceabout emerging from 65 years of ownership by one of America’s original classic car collections will be a premier highlight of RM Auctions’ flagship sale August 15-16 in Monterey, California. An example of the “Great Mercers” that performed as the seminal sports/racing cars of the era, the Raceabout […]

By June 5, 2014 Read More →
Ferraris lead RM’s record-setting $56.7-million Monaco sale

Ferraris lead RM’s record-setting $56.7-million Monaco sale

Anyone who has ever attended an RM auction with Max Girado at the podium knows the significance of what you are about to read: “It’s not often I’m lost for words,” said Girado, who is both RM auctioneer, and thus the face and voice of RM, and the managing director of the company’s European auction […]

RM offers ‘fantastic things’ at Monaco auction

RM offers ‘fantastic things’ at Monaco auction

Wouldn’t you just hate to work for RM Auctions? Each May, on an alternating basis, you face having to travel either to picturesque Lake Como in northern Italy or to the Principality of Monaco on the shores of the Mediterranean. Of course, there’s a lot of work to do while you’re there, organizing a major […]

By May 2, 2014 Read More →