OFFERING THE WORLD’S FINEST
RM Sotheby’s (formerly RM Auctions) is the world’s largest auction house for investment-quality automobiles. Over the past 35 years, we have cemented our position as the market leader and successfully transformed the global automotive auction scene, helping elevate the perception of collector car auctions to premium events executed at the same level as high-end art auctions. Our vertically integrated range of services, from restoration and private treaty sales to auctions and estate planning, coupled with an expert team of Car Specialists, international footprint, focus on quality of product, and inventiveness of presentation, provides an unsurpassed level of service to the global collector car market.
Our business has been fueled by a love of cars and a passion for producing results since 1976. To date, hundreds of million-dollar-plus automobiles have been sold at our catalogue auctions, which average a 91% sell-through rate. Buyers and sellers have come from all corners of the globe, and last year represented more than 70 countries from Russia and the Middle East to Asia, Europe, and the Americas.
RM has a diverse calendar of annual auctions hosted throughout North America and Europe. Influenced by location, each event possesses a distinct character, ensuring that any automobile or collection will find the perfect auction venue on our roster. Currently, RM proudly holds five of the top 10 all-time records for the most valuable motor cars sold at auction. In February 2015, RM Auctions formed a strategic partnership with Sotheby’s to become RM Sotheby’s, uniting the two companies for the full calendar of future automobile auctions.
AN INTERNATIONAL FOOTPRINT
From its inception, RM’s auction division has experienced consistent and impressive growth, establishing an enviable roster of collector car auction events in a variety of prestigious settings around the globe. Such notable auctions span the United States and include Monterey, California; Hershey, Pennsylvania; Phoenix, Arizona; Detroit, Michigan; and Amelia Island, Florida, where RM partners with the world-famous Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance. In 2007, RM expanded into Europe, hosting record-breaking auctions in Maranello, Italy (2007-2009), and London, England. The company’s European calendar also includes an annual sale in Paris during the world-famous Rétromobile week, along with biennial events in Monaco during the same weekend as the Grand Prix de Monaco Historique and Lake Como, Italy, where the company is the official auction house of the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este.
INDUSTRY’S LARGEST TEAM OF SPECIALISTS
RM Sotheby’s employs the world’s largest team of dedicated Car Specialists who are located around the world and offer services in a number of different languages. Buyers and sellers both benefit from the knowledge of RMA’s Car Specialists, who have more than 400 years of combined experience with buying, selling, racing, and restoring automobiles, making them uniquely qualified to advise on all aspects of the hobby. As true enthusiasts who are fully immersed in the hobby, you can keep up with them as they post live from the road by following #rmontheroad and following us on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.
RM Sotheby’s has a world-renowned Client Services team that prides itself on providing the best experience possible for our clients. Our Client Services department is happy to liaise with our Car Specialists and Research & Editorial team to answer any queries you may have regarding specific auction lots, along with providing complete concierge services, including travel arrangements, pre-arranged bidder registration, transport services, and insurance options.
RESEARCH AND MARKETING
RM Sotheby’s is the only auction house to employ a full-time Research & Editorial team, fully dedicated to researching the history and authenticity of each and every car we bring to market. Our catalogues are detailed, extensively researched, and beautifully photographed to showcase the consignments to an international standard. Stop by the Access the Knowledge booth, onsite at our events, where you will find our history library and all corresponding information and accessories, including everything from certificates to tool kits, from each lot, as well as a knowledgeable RM staff member to help answer any questions you may have.