04 février 2013

RM Auctions announces stunning early highlights for biennial sale during the Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este

1929 Rolls-Royce Phantom I Tourer by Barker. Photo: FLUID IMAGES. LONDON.- RM Auctions, the world’s largest collector car auction house for investment-quality automobiles, is delighted to announce a stunning series of early highlights for its eagerly awaited sale during the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este weekend in Cernobbio, Italy, on the 25th of May.  Returning to the spectacular Villa Erba on the shores of Lake Como, the highly anticipated sale follows RM’s magnificent debut during the Concorso weekend in 2011, which saw... [Lire la suite]

17 janvier 2012

Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance @ RM Auctions

  1934 Packard Twelve Convertible Victoria by Dietrich. Photo: Darin Schnabel ©2011 Courtesy of RM Auctions. BLENHEIM, ON.- RM Auctions, the official auction house of the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance, has announced an exceptional roster of automobiles for its highly-anticipated Amelia Island sale, March 10 in Northeast Florida. Returning to the prestigious Ritz-Carlton Hotel, the well-established sale – now in its 14th year – will present a magnificent roster of 100 blue-chip automobiles as it looks to build... [Lire la suite]
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23 août 2011

Bonham's sale shines with automobilia-themed highlights during Pebble Beach car week

  Photo: Courtesy of Bonhams. SAN FRANCISCO, CA.- Bonhams is pleased to announce that its Jewelry and Watches sale, held August 19th during Pebble Beach Car Week at Quail Lodge in Carmel, Calif., brought engine-revving, above-estimate results. Automobilia-themed pieces saw particular success: a Diamond and 18k gold Rolls Royce radiator wristwatch brought $7,076 (est. $3,500-4,500); a stainless steel calendar chronograph and bracelet wristwatch by Girard Perregaux for Ferrari brought $4,880 (est. $3,000-4,000); a pair of... [Lire la suite]
22 août 2011

RM Auctions Sets New World Record for a Mercedes-Benz Sold @ Auction in Monterey Sale

1937 Mercedes-Benz 540 K Spezial Roadster. Photo: Shooterz.biz ©2011 Courtesy of RM Auctions MONTEREY, CA.- RM Auctions, the world’s largest collector car auction house, continued its strong track record in Monterey, California last night, setting a new world record for a Mercedes-Benz sold at auction and selling 12 automobiles for individual million-dollar-plus results. The star of the night, a spectacular 1937 Mercedes-Benz 540 K Spezial Roadster, chassis number 154140 (pictured), attracted spirited bidding in the room and on... [Lire la suite]
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21 août 2011

'King of Cool' Steve McQueen's 911s Sells for an Amazing $1,375,000 @ RM Monterey

1970 Porsche 911S Steve McQueen Le Mans Movie Car. Photo: Darin Schnabel ©2011 Courtesy of RM Auctions MONTEREY, CA.- The iconic 1970 Porsche 911s formerly owned by the ‘King of Cool’ Steve McQueen and featured in his epic Hollywood film Le Mans sold for an impressive $1,375,000 before a packed house at RM’s Monterey, CA sale last night, setting a new world record for a 911 sold at auction. Built to the highest 1970 specification and with a full complement of factory options, the Slate Grey 911s stars in the film’s legendary... [Lire la suite]
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23 juillet 2011

1955 Ferrari 750 Monza Spyder by Scaglietti

1955 Ferrari 750 Monza Spyder by Scaglietti. Photo RM Auctions 260 hp, 2,999 cc DOHC four-cylinder engine, two Weber 58 mm DCOA/3 carburetors, dry sump lubrication, five-speed manual transmission, independent front suspension with unequal-length A-arms and coil springs, de Dion rear axle with transverse leaf springs and trailing arms, four-wheel hydraulic drum brakes. Wheelbase 88.6" - Estimate: $2,500,000-$3,250,000 US - One of only 35 built, a matching-numbers example- Starring role in On the Beach, featuring Gregory... [Lire la suite]
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29 avril 2011

"L’Art de l’automobile. Chefs-d’œuvre de la collection Ralph Lauren" @ Musée des Arts Décoratifs

Jaguar XK120 Roadster, 1950. Collection Ralph Lauren © Photo Michael Furman Une exposition rendant hommage à l’automobile n’est pas tout à fait une première dans l’histoire de l’institution. En 1970, Les Arts Décoratifs présentaient une sélection de voitures de compétition « Bolides Design ». Un jury particulier issu du monde de l’art et du design avait alors été constitué autour de François Mathey pour composer cette exposition, Les designers 30e Colombo, Roger Talion, Pio Manzu, les artistes Jean-Paul Riopelle, Jean Tinguely,... [Lire la suite]
03 décembre 2010

Coveted Ferrari 166 MM. Touring Barchetta Joins RM Auction's Arizona Sale

1949 Ferrari 166 MM Barchetta. Photo Credit: Hugh Hamilton ©2010 Courtesy of RM Auctions. BLENHEIM, ON.- With preparations well underway for the 2011 collector car auction season, RM announced today the consignment of a rare, race-bred 1949 Ferrari 166 MM Touring Barchetta, chassis number 0024 M, as the latest star attraction for its Arizona sale, returning January 20 – 21, 2011. Originally commissioned for the 1949 Paris Motor Show, for which it was painted in the Argentinean racing colors of yellow and blue,... [Lire la suite]
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03 septembre 2010

Bonhams Returns To Reims-Gueux Grand Prix Circuit With An Exciting Line Up Of Cars

1996 Aston Martin Sportsman Estate Car. Chassis no. 79007. Estimate: €400,000 - 500,000 © 2002-2010 Bonhams 1793 Ltd Selection of Aston Martins spanning 40 years amongst top lotsAfter the success of last year's auction, Bonhams is pleased to announce the second sale of Fine Motor Cars and Automobilia at the 'Weekend de l'Excellence Automobile' held on the former site of the French Grand Prix circuit of Reims-Gueux on Saturday 11th September 2010.Amidst the rich history of the site, the weekend event celebrates classic cars and... [Lire la suite]
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