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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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.
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.
Le Mans-winning Jaguar D-Type most expensive British automobile ever be sold at auction
A Le Mans-winning Jaguar D-Type became the most expensive British automobile to ever be sold at auction, as the model reached a staggering £16.63 million ($21.78 million) at RM Sotheby's on 19th August, 2016.
Over 90 collectable cars at RM Sotheby's 18th Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance sale
RM Sotheby's, the largest collector car auction house, will be celebrating their 18th annual sale at the Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance on 12th with a catalogue of over 90 blue-chip collector cars.
Mercedes-Benz 540 K Special Roadster set to sell for $10 million at RM Sotheby's Arizona Biltmore auction
RM Sotheby's, the world's largest auction house for investment-quality automobiles is set to lift the gavel on some 149 hand-selected motor cars from some of the world's most iconic automotive marques when its 17th annual Arizona sale returns to Phoenix, January 28-29.

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1932 Lincoln Model KA 2/4-Passenger Coupe
125 bhp, 384 cu. in. V-8 engine, three-speed manual transmission, solid front axle and live rear axle with four-wheel longitudinal leaf springs, and four-wheel servo-assisted mechanical drum brakes. Wheelbase: 136 in.\n\n• An exceptional survivor\n• One of only 86 originally produced\n• Recent sympathetic mechanical restoration\n\nFounded by Henry Leland in 1920, Lincoln models were immediately ranked among the finest-engineered automobiles in America. However, the sharp economic recession following World War I nearly spelled the end for Lincoln by 1922. Leland’s solution was to approach Ford, and a deal was struck, keeping the marque alive, as well as providing Ford with a premium brand to enhance its rather narrow product offerings.\n\nFollowing on the heels of the Model L, Lincoln took a major step towards leading the fine car segment with the introduction of the Model K in 1931. Its new, lower chassis, longer hood, and long wheelbase transformed the Lincoln image in one stroke. Taking a different marketing approach for 1932, Lincoln introduced its V-8-powered Model KA, which was offered in seven standard body styles and priced lower than previous K models.\n\nThe example offered here is considered by many to be one of the most attractive of the standard body styles. Rare when new, with only 86 examples originally produced, this car remains one of just a handful of 2/4-passenger coupes in existence today. Best of all, it is an exceptionally original example, having never required a complete restoration. Nearly every single aspect of the car is original, from the two-tone beige and olive brown exterior finish to the interior and the original, matching-numbers engine. In fact, even the undercarriage displays remarkably few signs of wear.\n\nOverall, the car displays an exceptional overall patina, complemented by the simple and understated blackwall tires and color-matched wire wheels, as well as a golf bag door, a rear-mounted spare tire, and the delightful rumble seat. Most recently, the Lincoln was subject to a $40,000 sympathetic mechanical restoration, while maintaining its original appearance. Work included new brakes, a full service on the engine, transmission, and rear differential, with new fluids throughout. Accordingly, it remains one of the finest “time-warp” Lincoln KA coupes in existence that can be driven and enjoyed immediately.\n\nChassis no. 71252 RM Sotheby's
1955 Ford Crown Victoria
FROM THE BRENT MERRILL COLLECTION\n\nSpecifications: 182bhp, 272 cu. in. overhead valve V8 engine, automatic transmission, wishbone coil spring front suspension and live rear axle, four-wheel drum brakes. Wheelbase: 115.5"\n\nAlthough Fords of the early 1950s were well built, they were relatively conservative. A dose of style was in order, and the arrival of Franklin Q. Hershey signaled the dawn of a new era, as Fords were suddenly much more exciting. The 1955 Fords were completely redesigned both inside and out and received longer, lower, and wider bodies.\n\nThe top of the line was the flashy new Fairlane Crown Victoria, with its pillarless hardtop and ‘tiara’ roof trim. With new factories opening and thousands of cars hitting the showroom floors, the 1955 production run was the second best in Ford history, and its success was largely attributed to the beautiful design of the various Fairlane models.\n\nAccording to the National Crown Victoria Association, this 1955 Crown Victoria was originally ordered and built as the showroom model of a Los Angeles Ford dealer and is one of only three known to exist with its extensive list of options. In 1999, it received a complete nut and bolt frame-off restoration and has accumulated less than 5,800 miles since; it has also won a Grand National First Place Award from the AACA.\n\nThe Crown Victoria is finished in the factory correct two-tone Coral Mist and black with a matching interior and black carpeting. It is heavily optioned with the original, factory correct radio, which was converted to an FM receiver, and rear seat speaker with fader control. In addition, the car features a rear deck antenna, rear window defrost, under dash map light, stainless steel dual exhaust, correct and functional clock, rocker moldings, door handle nail guards, fender skirts, tinted glass, back-up lights, windshield washers, wire basket wheel covers, wide whitewall tires, and Ford Special oil bath cleaner. It is also equipped with power windows, power seats, Ford Swift Sure power brakes, Ford Master Guide power steering, a Ford continental kit, and Ford Select Aire Conditioning – a very rare option for a 1955 automobile.\n\nAn original Ford-o-Matic shop manual and owner’s manual, as well as a 1955 Ford air conditioning shop manual, accompany this award-winning Crown Victoria, which was certainly one of the finest and most well-equipped 1955 Fords produced and, thanks to an award-winning restoration, remains as stunning as ever.\n\nChassis no. U5DW171504 RM Sotheby's
Chevrolet: Super Service
Porcelain; Walker & Co.; Detroit, Michigan; 49"x43"x6".\nDesirable example of an attractive period sign. Colors are bright. Surface shows fading, but still presents nicely. Very minor scratching within image area. RM Grade: 6+\n\nCrating Class:\n5N RM Sotheby's

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Canada
One Classic Car Drive
Blenheim, Ontario
N0P 1A0 Canada
T: +1 519 352 4575
United Kingdom
46a Carnaby Street
London,
W1F 9PS United Kingdom
T: +44 (0) 20 7851 7070
India
5536 County Rd. 11A
Auburn, Indiana
46706 United States
T: +1 260 927 9797
California, USA
9510 West Jefferson Boulevard
Culver City, California
90232 United States
T: +1 310 559 4575
Germany
Dorotheenstr. 65C
22301 Hamburg,
Germany
T: +49 (0) 40 441 95 737
Florida
7668 SW Jack James Drive
Stuart, Florida
34997 United States
T: +1 954 566 2209
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