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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1988 Ferrari 328 GTS
270 bhp, 3,185 cc DOHC transverse-mounted V-8 engine, five-speed manual transaxle, independent front and rear suspension with unequal-length A-arms, coil springs, stabilizer bar, and telescopic dampers, and front and rear ventilated disc brakes. Wheelbase: 92.5 in.\n\nApproximately 10,250 miles from new\nParticularly desirable in open spider form\nRecent service by Autosport Designs\nComplete tool kit and owner’s manuals\nRetains its original engine\n\nArguably Pininfarina’s most classic design from the 1970s and ’80s is that of the Ferrari 308. Boasting a much more forward-thinking and angular design than its voluptuous predecessor, the 246 Dino, the 308 was an instant hit and became one of Ferrari’s most iconic automobiles.\n\nOver time, Ferrari’s engineers were able to gradually improve the 308 platform without losing the original car’s character, and they eventually introduced the improved 328. Externally, the 328 exhibited several subtle differences from its predecessors, including molded bumpers, a slightly smaller front grille, and a roof spoiler. Pininfarina’s designers also smoothed out the body contours to make it appear more organic overall. The interior was addressed as well; new, more supportive seats were fitted, and ergonomics were refined.\n\nOf course, the engine was addressed too, and cubic capacity was increased to 3,186 cubic centimeters through increasing the bore and stroke, hence the car’s designation of “328.” Horsepower was increased to 270 brake horsepower at 7,000 rpm, leading the 328 to a top speed of 160 mph with a 0–60 mph time of 5.5 seconds, estimable performance even by today’s standards.\n\nSurely one of the lowest mileage examples available, this particular open-top 1988 328 GTS has just under 10,250 miles on its odometer from new. Finished in Rosso Corsa with an unusual and attractive brown leather interior and carpeting, the car presents as one would expect for such a low-mileage example. The car received its last major service in September 2011 at Continental Auto Sports of Hinsdale, Illinois, and has been driven very sparingly since. More recently, the car has been serviced and maintained by Autosport Designs of Huntington Station, New York, and is reported to be ready to drive and enjoy in every way. Furthermore, it is accompanied by a complete tool kit, its owner’s manuals, and a file of previous service documentation confirming its mileage.\n\nIn terms of an “entry level” Ferrari, it is difficult for one to do better than a 328. With a reputation for being well built, reliable, relatively affordable, and easy to maintain, it is no wonder why the model has such a passionate following. With approximately 10,000 miles from new, this example is unmolested and immaculate; it would be difficult to find a similar example to that which is available today.\n\nChassis no. ZFFXA20A9J0078733\nEngine no. 14213 RM Sotheby's
1957 Mercedes-Benz 220S Cabriolet
Specifications:\n110hp, 2195cc, overhead\ncam inline six-cylinder engine, four-speed manual gearbox, independent front suspension with single joint swing rear axle and coil springs, four-wheel drum brakes. Wheelbase: 106.3"\n\nBuilt in 1956, the Mercedes-Benz 220S Sedan debuted at the Frankfurt Auto Show. As quality and craftsmanship were synonymous with the Mercedes-Benz name, the 220S – or Super – attracted an enthusiastic audience. Although it was the four door sedan that was introduced first, a convertible appeared shortly thereafter, and a hard top by 1957. The latter two models became the most sought after and, accordingly, held higher price tags.\n\nPowering each car was the much-acclaimed inline six-cylinder engine that in essence was the same size as the 219, but with added horsepower. Progressing in typical Mercedes-Benz fashion, the 2,195 cc engine would undergo continuous refinement, increasing compression by 1957 to an 8.7:1 ratio, thus making these cars slightly more enviable. At about the same time, the automatic transmission also became available as an option to buyers who wanted less to do with manually shifting gears.\n\nIn its best form, the 220S cabriolet represents what automobile enthusiasts found then, and today, as most appealing – the irresistible sporting lines and the openness only a convertible can offer. As a result, limited production numbers and a short-lived manufacturing run made the 220S cabriolet a smart choice – as it does today from a car collecting standpoint.\n\nThe beautiful 1957 Mercedes-Benz 220S Cabriolet pictured here in black with a red leather interior is an excellent overall example. Having resided in the collection of a prominent doctor in Northern California for many years, it has been treated to first class ownership and care, which is reflected accordingly in the cabriolet’s remarkable overall condition. The 220S was repainted and fitted with a new leather interior in its original colors a few years ago, and has been driven sparingly since. The top is proper and fits the Mercedes-Benz well and the new top boot was recently fit by marque specialists. While in the hands of the restoration firm the 220S was also treated to an extensive mechanical inspection and service, as well as a total vehicle detail.\n\nAs a very fit running and driving example with a straight body, excellent paint, very good chrome and a high quality interior, this 220S cabriolet is remarkably versatile – perfect for the novice and seasoned collector alike.\n\nChassis no. 1800307502075 RM Sotheby's
1990 Chevrolet SS 454 Pickup
1990 Chevrolet SS 454 Pickup RM Sotheby's
1929 Essex Speedabout Boattail Roadster by Biddel & Smart
55 bhp, 161 cu. in. L-head inline six-cylinder engine, sliding gear three-speed transmission plus overdrive, solid front axle and semi-floating rear axle with four wheel semi-elliptic leaf springs, and four-wheel mechanical brakes. Wheelbase: 110.5"\n\n- From an important private collection\n- A high-quality restoration\n- One of just five examples built\n- Rakish open body, very desirable colors\n- Lightweight aluminum coachwork\n\nWhile 1929 will forever be remembered for the infamous stock market crash, the Hudson Motor Car Company ranked third in sales, and much of that success was due to Essex, its “junior” line. Debuting in 1919, Essex was an immediate success, with a reputation for quality, reliability and spaciousness. In 1924, the first value-priced Essex Six appeared, and for 1927, Essex offered the first two-passenger Speedabout. With its distinctive boattail design, leather interior and special rear axle ratio, the lightweight Speedabout was capable of reaching 70 mph.\n\nThe Speedabout was not offered in 1928, but it reappeared in 1929, with just five known examples built. Biddle and Smart of Amesbury, Massachusetts supplied their stylish aluminum bodies, which included a rumble seat. Once again, special gear ratios were fitted, and along with overdrive, the Speedabout was now capable of 80 mph. Reportedly, the Speedabouts were only built as show cars by Hudson, primarily to test their feasibility for eventual volume-production.\n\nThis example received a body-off restoration with no expense spared, which the Guild of Automotive Restorers completed in 2002 for one of its executives. A complete mechanical rebuild was part of the process, with the engine bay completed to show-level standards. It was driven only sparingly before joining its current private collection in 2005. As offered, the Speedabout remains dashing with its rakish bodywork enhanced by a very desirable color combination, a rich red leather interior and a beautifully crafted instrument panel. As one of just four examples that are known to remain in existence today, this unusual and beautifully restored Speedabout is simply superb.\n\nChassis no. 1059468 RM Sotheby's

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