RM Sotheby's

RM Sotheby’s (formerly RM Auctions) is the largest auction house in the world specialising in collector cars. As market leaders, since their foundation in 1976 they have transformed the global market for automobile auctions, raising their status to premium events to compare with auctions of fine art. In February 2015, RM Auctions formed a strategic partnership with Sotheby’s to become RM Sotheby’s.

They host auctions across North America and Europe, attracting buyers and sellers from around the world, representing over 60 countries. The locations of their American auctions span the United States and include Monterey, California; Hershey, Pennsylvania; Phoenix, Arizona; Detroit, Michigan; and Amelia Island, Florida. Since 2007, RM Sotheby’s has held sales in Europe, in locations ranging from London to Maranello. Their European calendar now includes auctions in Monaco during the weekend of the Grand Prix de Monaco, and at Retromobile week, Paris.

RM Sotheby’s employs the world’s largest team of dedicated car specialists, who combine over 530 years of experience in buying, selling, racing, and restoring prestige automobiles. RM holds four of the top ten all-time records for the most valuable motor cars to be sold at auction.

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A World Record
A new auction record has been made with the world's most-expensive car.
Ten Most Expensive Classic Cars Ever Sold at Auction
Six Ferraris, a Mercedes Benz, an Alfa Romeo, an Aston Martin and a Jaguar. The number of classic cars sold at auction every year keeps on rising, so if you are looking for something classic, auction houses are a good place to start.
The timeless allure of Porsche
For more than half a century, Porsche has been one of the most popular brands of automobiles to appeal to private collectors. It is an icon of style, and a beacon of speed and power. But Porsche collectors are drawn not only to the material aspects of these amazing automobiles – they are also drawn to the rich history of this unique company, which emerged from the ashes of World War II to become one of the most enduring brands in the world.
Rod Stewart’s Lamborghini at RM Sotheby’s Upcoming Sale
The auction room will be filled with great expectations when bidders have the chance to lay their hands on the British rock icon Rod Stewart’s Lamborghini. If Stewart isn’t enough for you, how about cars owned by Jim Clark or Peter Sellers?
Record-breaking sales for Porsche at RM Sotheby's
RM Sotheby's sale on 7th September, featured a record-setting single-owner Porsche collection along side their stellar lot of the sale, an Aston Martin DB4GT.

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1963 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud III Touring Saloon by James Young
James Young’s style number SCT100, a handsome touring limousine or saloon, debuted at the Earls Court Motor Show of 1962 as one of the most attractive bodies for the Silver Cloud chassis. More than half of these cars built on the Silver Cloud III chassis – a total of 20 – were delivered without a division window, as their owners preferred driving themselves over being chauffeured.\n\n \n\n Chassis no. CBL17 was originally delivered to a C. Holt, registered as ‘ET11.’ Since being brought to the U.S., it has been owned by a series of active Rolls-Royce Owners’ Club members. In 1995 it was purchased by a well-known Southern California collector and Rolls-Royce/Bentley specialist, who began a hands-on restoration, evaluating all of the car’s mechanical components while expertly and correctly converting it to left-hand drive, including changing the shift lever button (which differs between LHD and RHD models), and fitting front and rear air conditioning with the proper ducting. The body was refinished by the well-known Bob Mosier and trimmed in Parchment Connolly hides by Prestige Auto Upholstery, with walnut trim restored by specialist Bill Rau in the correct dark James Young-style veneers. Part of this work included fitting a door on the open right-hand “cubby box,” to match the left.\n\n \n\n Recently cosmetically freshened by Mike McCluskey, this car’s impeccable restoration and superb mechanical condition will delight its next discriminating owner.\n\n RM Sotheby's
1931 Marmon Sixteen Convertible Sedan by LeBaron
Body Style 145. 200 bhp, 490.8 cu. in. OHV V-16 engine, three-speed manual synchromesh transmission, solid front and live rear axles with semi-elliptic leaf-spring suspension, and four-wheel mechanical drum brakes. Wheelbase: 145 in.\n\nFormerly owned by Briggs Cunningham and S. Ray Miller\nBeautiful restoration by LaVine Restorations, with fresh engine rebuild\nCCCA Senior First and multiple concours Best in Class winner\nDocumented history in Dyke W. Ridgley’s Marmon Sixteen Roster\nImmediately accepted for display at this year’s Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance\n\nMARMON SIXTEEN NUMBER 16 145 593\n\nOne of the best known of the 70 surviving Marmon Sixteens, chassis number 16 145 593 is, for several reasons, a significant automobile even among that elite crowd. It was one of the first Sixteens to receive a modern concours restoration and, in gathering awards from coast to coast, became probably the most famous example to modern show-goers. It has led an illustrious history, both in its home state of Indiana and elsewhere. Most impressively, it remains a stunning beauty today.\n\nIndiana title records document that the car was originally owned by Dr. G.H.A. Clowes, a resident of Marmon’s hometown, Indianapolis. A man to whom modern diabetics owe a considerable debt, Dr. Clowes was responsible for the development of insulin as a treatment for diabetes in his position as Head of Research for the Eli Lilly Company. Dr. Clowes’ Marmon was well-equipped, even by Sixteen standards, being outfitted with a factory radio and front and rear heaters.\n\nThe car enjoyed a number of other short-term owners in Indiana throughout the next two decades, including well-known early Indianapolis collector John Hoggat. It was subsequently owned and received its first restoration by Richard Askren, with the engine reportedly rebuilt and tested by the Perfect Circle Piston Ring Company.\n\nAfter restoration, Askren sold the Marmon in 1972 to renowned American sportsman Briggs Cunningham. Most famous for his exploits at Le Mans and in the America’s Cup yacht race, Cunningham was an enthusiastic collector of automobiles, which were housed in his famous museum in Costa Mesa, California. He was a Marmon Sixteen enthusiast and owned two of the cars over the years. During his ownership, the car was fitted with its current engine, number 16860.\n\nFollowing the sale of the Cunningham Collection en masse to Miles Collier, the car was purchased by legendary Indiana collector S. Ray Miller. Mr. Miller was, for two decades, the most enthusiastic acquirer of significant automobiles built in the Hoosier State. The majority of his collection was restored with cost as no object by the now well-known facility LaVine Restorations of Nappanee, Indiana. The Sixteen was no exception, and between 1988 and 1989, it was restored by Eric and Vivian LaVine to the highest of standards. As part of this flawless restoration, the car was refinished in a correct Marmon color scheme, Black with Menelaus Orange moldings, a dark red interior, and a black cloth top. Today, with its wheels mounted with blackwall tires, it gives a wonderfully modern and sinister appearance.\n\nUpon completion of the restoration, the Marmon began a modern concours career virtually without peer, including its CCCA Primary First (with 100 points in its first showing), followed by a Senior First and the AACA’s President’s Cup, the most prestigious award that the organization offers a pre-war automobile. In 1989, it was shown at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, winning 2nd in Class, followed by Best Prewar Open Car at Meadow Brook and Best in Class at Indianapolis in 1990. After its concours career, the car was continuously maintained to a high standard during its display in the S. Ray Miller Museum in Elkhart, Indiana.\n\nThe current owner purchased the Marmon when the Miller collection was dispersed in 2004. Shortly thereafter, it was placed on display at the Studebaker National Museum in South Bend, Indiana, followed by extended display in the Gallery of Classics at the ACD Automobile Museum in Auburn, Indiana. Thus, it has continued to benefit from good display in a climate-controlled museum setting. More recently, in preparation for the sale, it has been returned to LaVine Restorations for a cosmetic detailing of its still-spectacular restoration, as well as extensive mechanical sorting, including a complete engine rebuild; for details, please contact an RM Sotheby’s specialist.\n\nIn Marmon and CCCA circles, everyone knows the S. Ray Miller Sixteen and regards it as one of the most famous and most important of its kind. With continuously known and honest history and a well-preserved restoration by one of the finest U.S. facilities, it awaits the next caretaker in its rich story.\n\nChassis no. 16 145 593\nEngine no. 16860\nBody no. 503 RM Sotheby's
31x43 inches, 30x41 inches.\nLot includes two reproduction posters by George Ham. One features an Amilcar racing at 120km/hour on a banked track and the other, signed by the artist, advertises the Grand Prix of the Automobile Club of France. RM Sotheby's

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