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‘Family’ cars do very well at RM’s Hershey auction

‘Family’ cars do very well at RM’s Hershey auction

This being Hershey, not Monterey, the catalog for the annual RM Auction was packed with pre-war classics, not Ferraris and similar multi-million-dollar sports cars. Nonetheless, the sale generated $14,074,250 in transactions and a very strong 93-percent sell-through rate. “We’re ecstatic about the results,” RM car specialist Gord Duff said in a post-event news release. The […]

By October 13, 2014 Read More →
Hidden away for decades, early American motor car heads for sale at Hershey

Hidden away for decades, early American motor car heads for sale at Hershey

We all love a good found-car story. Well, here’s one that starts nearly 120 years ago, back in the dawn of the motoring age: In the late summer of 1963, Henry C. White, recently appointed vice president of Capewell Manufacturing, decided it was time to clean out an old factory the company owned in Hartford, […]

John Moir Jr.’s automotive alphabet

John Moir Jr.’s automotive alphabet

After John Moir Jr. had acquired cars beginning with A, B and C, Heather, his wife of 52 years, joked that he may as well complete the alphabet. Heather’s joke became John’s mission and he did, indeed, complete a 26-vehicle alphabet collection. Now those cars will be offered — and in alphabetical order — at […]

By October 1, 2014 Read More →
John Moir’s A-to-Z and Jeffrey Day collections heading to RM sale at Hershey Fall Meet

John Moir’s A-to-Z and Jeffrey Day collections heading to RM sale at Hershey Fall Meet

Cars from two very specialized collections will be offered during RM Auctions’ annual sale at the AACA (Antique Automobile Club of America) Eastern Division Fall Meet, October 9-10 at Hershey, Pennsylvania. The Cars of John Moir Jr. will include 37 vehicles, many of them part of Moir’s unique A-to-Z Collection. More than 50 cars also […]

By September 15, 2014 2 Comments Read More →
Ferraris draw big bids at RM London auction, but so do low-mileage original-condition cars

Ferraris draw big bids at RM London auction, but so do low-mileage original-condition cars

Ferraris, of course, led the way at RM’s annual London auction, staged in conjunction with the prestigious Concours of Elegance, but other classic and collector cars offered in original and low-mileage condition also did very well. The sale offered 80 earth-bound vehicles, plus one aerospace artifact. Sixty-nine of the ground-bound cars sold, an 86.25-percent sell-though, […]

By September 10, 2014 Read More →
Auburn launches full fall schedule of auction action

Auburn launches full fall schedule of auction action

Are classic car buyers and their bank accounts exhausted after the auction action on the Monterey Peninsula? It won’t take long to find out, because the torrent of cars across the block doesn’t dissipate anytime soon. The Labor Day weekend is no holiday for classic car auction houses. RM’s Auctions America stages its biggest annual […]

By August 25, 2014 Read More →
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 →