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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2005 Porsche Carrera GT
605 bhp, 5,733 cc mid-mounted DOHC V-10 engine, six-speed manual transaxle, front and rear independent pushrod-activated coil-over suspension, and four-wheel ceramic composite disc brakes. Wheelbase: 107.5 in.\n\nOne private owner from new; 1,600 actual miles\nComplete with books, seven pieces of factory luggage, and other accessories\nRecent Porsche dealer service\nIncredibly desirable modern Porsche supercar; an instant classic\n\nThe story of Porsche’s Carrera GT starts five years before the first production model left Porsche’s facilities in Leipzig, Germany. Porsche sought to develop a new Le Mans prototype to replace the venerable GT1, which was powered by a 5.5-liter V-10 engine. However, a change in FIA rules quickly shelved their racing plans while the model was in development, but Porsche remained undeterred and continued forward with plans to make the platform suitable for road use. To attract attention to their stand at the Paris Motor Show in 2000, Porsche displayed a road-going concept of the car alongside their other production models. With the amount of attention that the concept received combined with additional revenue from the Cayenne, Porsche decided to go ahead and produce the car. The Carrera GT was first offered for sale in 2004, alongside the Ferrari Enzo, Ford GT, and Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren, and it more than held its own in what proved to be an incredible year for supercars.\n\nThe materials that went into the construction of the Carrera GT were simply that of an engineer’s dream. By utilizing a carbon-fiber monocoque and sub-frame, as well as carbon-ceramic brakes, Porsche’s engineers pushed the envelope of what was mechanically possible in order to offer a car that was as light as it was strong. Porsche also designed a three-disc carbon-fiber racing clutch for the car, which measured 7.5 inches in diameter and was about a third the size of a normal clutch. Similar attention to detail was applied to nearly every facet of the car. The ultra-lightweight forged magnesium wheels had center-locking bolts that were color-coded for each side of the car, ensuring that wrong bolts were never put on the incorrect side of the car.\n\nAt the heart of the Carrera GT lies a monstrous 5.7-liter V-10 engine, the first V-10 produced for use in a Porsche. Performance was incredible, with 605 horsepower and 435 foot-pounds of torque, and the Carrera GT could rocket from 0–60 mph in 3.6 seconds, toward a top speed of 205 mph. The Carrera GT truly showed its racing roots when one piloted by Walter Röhrl lapped the July 2004 Nürburgring Nordschleife in 7:28, which was a record for a Porsche that was not broken until the release of the 911 GT2 RS in 2010.\n\nSlip into the Carrera GT’s carbon-fiber bucket seats and it is clear that Porsche’s engineers did not limit the car’s track-focused nature to just the exterior and mechanical components. Every surface within reach is either leather, aluminum, or carbon fiber, and nothing in the car, minus the requisite stereo with CD player and air conditioning, distracts the driver from the task at hand. Everything else in the cockpit is typical Porsche, from the instrument layout with the tachometer in the center to the left-hand placement of the ignition. Porsche topped the gear shifter, which was mated to a six-speed manual transmission, with a wooden shift knob, tying an organic link from past models into their technological tour de force, thereby showing that their most powerful creation to date indeed had a soul. By the time production ceased, 1,270 examples had been built.\n\nThe Silver Carrera GT offered here has had only one private owner since new and presently records fewer than 1,600 actual miles at the time of cataloguing. It has had a fresh service by Paul Miller Porsche of New Jersey, with receipts for $24,000 of work on file along with a recent clutch reading. It is offered with its original books, two keys, a valet key, covers for the roof panel, and optional seven pieces of factory terracotta luggage, including a garment bag, a shoulder bag, a briefcase, a duffle bag, a triangular bag, and two small leather pouches that fit into the ends of the doors, as well as a center-lock socket, an air compressor, and the Tire Mobility System. Additional options noted include manual air conditioning and the Porsche/Becker CD-radio.\n\nWhen new, journalists hailed the Carrera GT as one of the greatest supercars of all time, as it featured incredible performance in a lightweight, race-ready package that had gorgeous bodywork. Even 10 years after the first car was produced, it is still remarkably exciting to drive, and ownership of a Carrera GT has become a life goal of many Porsche aficionados. Considering this example’s low mileage and factory-fresh condition, it is an opportunity not to be missed.\n\nChassis no. WP0CA29815L001145\nSerial no. 0518 RM Sotheby's
3 Ferrari Showroom Posters
1989, Stampa Puntografico spa, Year, Priinter\nOriginal black and white photographs printed and distributed by the Ferrari factory in Maranello, Italy for display in Ferrari dealerships. Includes photographs of early racing Ferraris and the original factory envelope.\nCondition: A+\nSheet: 27 x 39 inches\n\nChassis no. 0 RM Sotheby's
1934 Lagonda 16/80 Tourer
68 bhp, 1,991 cc OHV inline six-cylinder engine, E.N.V. four-speed pre-selector transmission, solid front and live rear axles with semi-elliptic leaf springs, and four-wheel mechanical drum brakes. Wheelbase: 120 in.\n\nA sporting British Tourer\nOne of 261 built\nUnusually equipped and well-restored\n\nDuring the 1920s, Lagonda earned a reputation for quality-built four- and six-cylinder cars of sporting character. The speed model of 1927 was possessed with phenomenal acceleration and was very capable in competition. In 1933, Lagonda began using Meadows engines, which were 4.5-liter units that proved no heavier than their own but produced 50 percent more power. This new M45 model became quite popular, as it offered the performance of a Bentley at a lower price.\n\nAt about the same time, the company replaced the four-cylinder model with a comparable car, and they adopted a 1,991-cubic centimeter six-cylinder engine from Crossley Motors Ltd., of Manchester. Lagonda’s stringent engineering and quality control was maintained by disassembling each unit, thoroughly checking it, and then rebuilding it. These cars, designated 16/80, were fitted with twin SU carburetors. Late in 1933, the E.N.V. pre-selector transmission was made available as an option. The model remained in production through late 1934. The Lagonda Club lists the total production as a mere 261 units, of which survivors are quite rare, especially on U.S. shores.\n\nThe car offered here wears the desirable, later-style four-seat tourer coachwork, which was built to a racing design by Vanden Plas in Lagonda’s factory works. It also has the early bronze-bodied SU side-draft carburetors and the E.N.V. pre-selector gearbox. It was restored some time ago by Hooe Garage Ltd., of East Sussex, and it has been well-kept and maintained since, featuring a well-detailed engine compartment; good paint, chrome, and top; and leather inside that is gently worn by enthusiastic road enjoyment. Lucas headlamps light the way, while a rear-mounted spare, located on the rear luggage compartment hatch, is available. This sporting Lagonda is reported to run and drive well, and it would be a fun choice for continental touring, either back on its home continent or journeying across North America. It is accepted as a Full Classic by the Classic Car Club of America, and it is, perhaps, the sportiest of CARavan contenders.\n\nChassis no. S10417 RM Sotheby's
Jawa Speedway
Jawa Speedway RM Sotheby's
1934 Ford Model 40 Deluxe Cabriolet
Model 40 V-8. 85 bhp, 221 cu. in. L-head V-8 engine, three-speed sliding-gear manual transmission, solid front and ¾-floating rear axles with transverse leaf springs, and four-wheel mechanical drum brakes. Wheelbase: 112"\n\n- Meticulous body-off restoration\n- Very well equipped with period accessories including a radio\n\nIn 1934, Ford blanketed much of the automobile market, offering a wide range of no fewer than 12 distinct models to the buying public. Among them, available Ford models ranged from basic coupes, roadsters and two-door sedans to more luxurious and well-appointed cabriolets, convertible sedans and four-door sedans. Most importantly, Ford put high-quality automobiles within reach of ordinary Americans with low prices and rock-solid reliability.\n\nWhile some buyers might only have been able to afford a basic four-cylinder, two-door coupe priced from $465, the handsome $590 V-8 Cabriolet was one of the upscale models that brought them into Ford showrooms. Equipped with roll-up windows and a snug cloth top, the 1934 Ford V-8 Cabriolet combined comfortable and complete appointments with the performance benefits of Ford’s steadily refined 85-horsepower V-8 engine and sturdy yet lightweight construction.\n\nThe striking Deluxe Cabriolet from 1934 has only traveled about 155 miles since it received a meticulous total body-off restoration to very high standards. A correct tan Haartz cloth convertible top, a correctly upholstered rumble seat, and Firestone wide whitewall tires complement the handsome Cordoba Tan exterior finish. The interior features a beautiful walnut dash and moldings and correct Lebaron-Bonney leather upholstery. Desirable period accessories include a cigar lighter, a rare ashtray-mounted radio with a wood-grain head unit, an exhaust deflector, a Greyhound radiator mascot and a locking gas cap. A correct Flathead V-8 engine, which is noted by the car’s knowledgeable owner/collector to run smoothly and quietly, provides power, and the beautifully restored undercarriage remains impressive as well.\n\nChassis no. 18-915523 RM Sotheby's

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