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 Most Expensive Car Ever Sold
Another day, another dollar – and yet another new world record has been made, this time by RM Sotheby’s. While the auction house sold a Ferrari 250 GTO, a monumental amount of money has now changed hands, as well as the 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.
Van Gogh painting (attribution), $96,000, Woodshed Art Auctions
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?

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Ford Woodie Pedal Truck
13"x43"\nA nicely detailed modern pedal truck, this example boasts a hood ornament, metal bumper, working headlights and tailgate, and painted grille. RM Sotheby's
1912 Auto-Carrier Delivery Box Van
5.5 bhp, 631 cc air-cooled side-valve single-cylinder engine, two-speed epicyclic gearbox, solid front axle with semi-elliptic leaf springs, single rear wheel with dual quarter-elliptic leaf springs, and mechanical brakes on gearbox and rear wheel. Wheelbase: 70"\n\nThe marque A.C. traces its roots to 1900, when John Weller, an ambitious engineer, and Norwood butcher John Portwine went into business to build motor cars. Weller was already making motorcycles with his brothers at West Norwood. A car was exhibited at the 1903 motor show but failed to reach the market. Instead, Weller and Portwine decided to concentrate on the commercial market and designed a three-wheel Delivery Box van, which was launched in 1905. The firm Autocars and Accessories, Ltd. was formed to separate this venture from Weller’s motorcycle business. The vans were called “Auto-Carriers,” and their utility was such that they were immediately successful, taken up by such merchants as Boots, Maples, United Yeast and Aerated Bread, the latter having a fleet of 70.\n\nThe engine was an air-cooled single-cylinder unit of 631 cc, mounted behind the operator’s seat. The “business end,” comprising about 40 cubic feet of capacity, was forward, with the driver sitting behind and steering with a side tiller. For distribution of goods in towns it was most efficient, and more than 1,500 were built by 1912.\n\nThis 1912 Box Van was exported to the United States by Gerald Planus, when he emigrated from Rushden, Northamptonshire to White Plains, New York. When found by John Moir, it was a “bitsa” in the care of Robert Swanson of Ridgefield, Connecticut. Swanson had bought it from Derek Durst, erstwhile owner of other cars from the Moir collection. Mr. Moir had the vehicle restored to replicate those used by Gieves, Ltd., the Portsmouth naval tailors, as illustrated in their centenary booklet. Gieves, antecedents of the present Gieves & Hawkes, were tailors to the King and thus earned the Royal Warrant. David Steinman of Waitsfield, Vermont performed the restoration to the very high standard seen.\n\nPainted in dark green, it has a harmonising lighter grey-green box, with the Gieves livery to sides and front. The seat is upholstered in black leather, and the vehicle is immaculate throughout. The brass lamps and appointments are highly polished, and the Michelin tyres still show their mould-marks. The van bears the London-issued registration number LK4798, but accompanying documentation is not available.\n\nThis is a highly desirable rendition of the familiar A.C. Box Van and is certain to please the most fastidious A.C. aficionado. Addendum Please note that this car is under temporary import and will be subject to local VAT and import duties if it remains in the EU.\n\nChassis no. 1673 RM Sotheby's
Touring and Rally Pins and Badges
Assorted lot of various automotive tour and rally pins and badges including a pin from the Automobile Club of Cannes' Rallye Soleil Cannes and a beautiful badge from the Raduno Internationale "Vecchio Piemonte" Torino in 1964. RM Sotheby's
Coca-Cola Poster: For the Party Poster
29x50 inches.\nCharming scene featuring a girl and a soldier on a tandem bicycle.\nColors are bright and presentable. Minor surface scratching and creasing is visible on surface. Top left corner shows minor water marks; edge shows minor wear. RM Sotheby's

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