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‘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 →
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 […]

By March 9, 2014 Read More →
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 […]

By March 8, 2014 Read More →
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 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 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 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 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 Read More →