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Pray Collection + cars with Hollywood history = record $35.9 million for RM’s Amelia Island auction

Pray Collection + cars with Hollywood history = record $35.9 million for RM’s Amelia Island auction

RM Amelia Island 2014 at a glance Total sales $35.9 million Catalog 91 automobiles Sell-through 97 percent High sale $6.6 million 1937 Delahaye 135 Competition Court Torpedo Roadster Next 9 price range $840,000 to $2.42 million Next auction May 10 at Monaco RM Auctions has compiled the official results for its 16th annual Amelia Island […]

Preliminary report: Pray Delahaye boosts RM’s Amelia Auction to $35.1 million

Preliminary report: Pray Delahaye boosts RM’s Amelia Auction to $35.1 million

A preliminary report provided to ClassicCars.com by Hagerty Insurance has RM Auctions sale Saturday at Amelia Island doing $35.1 million in business with a 97 percent sell-through rate. The overwhelming high-dollar individual sale was $6.6 million for a 1937 Delahaye 135 Competition Torpedo Roadster from the estate of Malcolm Pray, who owned the Figoni et […]

Long-term ownership cars emerge as a theme for RM sale at Amelia Island

Long-term ownership cars emerge as a theme for RM sale at Amelia Island

As Gord Duff, a car specialist for RM Auctions, got to talking about the various vehicles that will be offered at the company’s sale March 8 at Amelia Island, he stopped his words for a realization. “There’s a little bit of a theme going on with long-term ownership,” he said. “And it’s not just any […]

By February 25, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Harburg Collection’s racing cars set pace for impressive RM Paris sale

Harburg Collection’s racing cars set pace for impressive RM Paris sale

RM Paris 2014 at a glance Total sales $23.7 million Catalog 53 automobiles Sell-through rate 78.8 percent High sale $4.948 million 1955 Jaguar D-Type Next 9 price range $599,700 to $3.34 million Next auction May 10, Monaco RM’s inaugural Paris auction, held during the annual Retromobile celebration of classic cars, posted $23.7 million in sales, […]

By February 7, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Did someone really pay half-a-million for dirt and grime?

Did someone really pay half-a-million for dirt and grime?

What do we do when we erase patina, when we cover over the historic evidence of the object’s travel through time to the present day? What do we do when we eliminate the very finger prints of the past by restoring cars to “original,” or “improving” them to make them better drivers or more successful […]

By January 31, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
RM’s 15th Arizona auction sets records

RM’s 15th Arizona auction sets records

RM Arizona 2014 at a glance Total sales $45.56 million Catalog 125 automobiles 1 motorcycle 1 boat Sell-through rate 85 percent High sale $8.8 million 1958 Ferrari 250 GT LWB California Spider Next 9 price range $1.045 million to $2.75 million Next auction February 5 in Paris, France Forget the adage about the third time […]

By January 27, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Arizona auctions total $248.6 million in sales, 11-percent increase vs. 2013

Arizona auctions total $248.6 million in sales, 11-percent increase vs. 2013

Editor’s  note: Throughout Arizona Auction Week, we have brought you daily results as reported to us by Hagerty Insurance, which staffs each of the venues and tracks the sales. These are raw results witnessed by Hagerty and may not include any post-sale transactions. The figures do include the buyer’s premiums. Sunday, January 19 Overall from […]

By January 19, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Auction houses already looking beyond Arizona, Kissimmee

Auction houses already looking beyond Arizona, Kissimmee

The bidding hasn’t even begun in Arizona or Kissimmee, but the auction houses already are touting their upcoming classic car sales. For example: “Excitement builds as RM prepares for magnificent 2014 Paris sale during Retromobile week,” a new release proclaims; “Esteemed Pray Collection to headline RM’s 16th annual Amelia Island sale,” another release reports; “Rare […]

By January 14, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Arizona bids for title of best wintertime car show

Arizona bids for title of best wintertime car show

For many people, the annual classic car auction week in Arizona presents a wonderful opportunity (1) to escape way-too-cold weather and (2) to buy or sell classic cars. But for many more people, the auctions are simply one of the biggest and best classic and exotic car shows on the planet. For example, where else […]

By January 11, 2014 1 Comments Read More →
‘Year at a Glance’ provides a fresh perspective

‘Year at a Glance’ provides a fresh perspective

Believe it or not, the first hammer of the first sale at the first auction of 2014 falls sometime today, at Dave Rupp’s Fort Lauderdale Beach sale in Florida. But as the auction action starts anew in a new year, it can be entertaining if not enlightening to take a quick look back at one […]