RM Sotheby’s conducted its first-ever boutique Swiss sale grossing an exceptional CHF16.5 million with eight lots exceeding CHF1 million. The live sale, which offered 24 lots and was conducted in front of a packed room at the Kempinski Hotel, St. Moritz, was the first RM Sotheby’s auction conducted in Switzerland. The auction also marked the first sale held in association with the Bernina Gran Turismo and the International St. Moritz Automobile Week. 
The sale offered exceptional quality automobiles, boasting some of the rarest blue-chip motor cars available to the market, and all presented in outstanding condition. Once again, RM Sotheby’s demonstrated its expertise in creating small boutique-style auctions which offer the very best cars available to the market, and the results spoke for themselves with several cars exceeding pre-sale estimates.

Additional Fees to Be Considered

For Motor Car Lots

  • In the event of a final Hammer Price of CHF 200.000,00 and below on all motor car lots, RM will receive a Buyers’ Premium of 15% (plus VAT on the Buyers’ Premium).
  • In the event of a final Hammer Price above CHF 200.000,00 on all motor car lots, RM will receive a Buyers’ Premium of 15% (plus VAT on the Buyers’ Premium) on the first CHF 200.000,00 and will receive a Buyers’ Premium of 12.5% (plus VAT on the Buyers’ Premium) on the Hammer Price above CHF 200.000,00.


For Non-Motor Car Lots

  • Buyers of all non-motor car lots, including but not limited to memorabilia, motorcycles, boats, trailers, jewelry, and clothing, are required to pay RM a Buyers’ Premium of 20% (plus VAT on the Buyers’ Premium) on the Hammer Price of those particular lots.


Lot Handling Charge

Please note all lots will be removed from the auction venue on Monday, 20 September and taken into secure storage located in Rümlang in Switzerland at a cost of CHF 600 + VAT per car to be paid by the buyer. Daily storage charges will commence from Monday, 27 September at a rate of CHF 30 + VAT per car. There is a charge of CHF 150 + VAT per car that will also be applied for the handling of the car when it leaves the storage facility.


Taxes/Import Duties

Bidders are responsible for any applicable duty and/or local taxes on any motor car(s) or any other lot(s) purchased. International bidders are advised to inform themselves of potential import duties that would be due upon arrival of the lot(s) to its final destination. You are advised to speak with your local representatives in advance of the sale to understand what these costs would be. The location in which the lot is sold is clearly indicated on the lot page found on

Please pay careful attention to any Lots that are:

  • VAT Applicable
  • Temporary Import

Those cars subject to temporary importation restrictions cannot be discharged from RMS’ custody without the completion of customs procedures and until full payment has been received. Customs charges will be levied appropriately depending on each individual scenario and will be payable directly to the relevant authorities, which RMS will provide the details of as and when necessary. Please note there is a compulsory administrative fee to process removing the car from temporary import bond.

Lot Removal/Shipping

RMS strongly advises Buyers to make immediate arrangements for the collection and transport of purchased lots. It is the Buyer’s responsibility to make their own arrangements, but RMS is pleased to offer our clients the services of the following preferred company:

C.A.R Logistics
+41 58 356 12 12

Please note that it is the Buyer’s responsibility to insure their purchased lot(s) whilst in storage, as insurance is the Buyer’s responsibility once the lot is sold.

Client Service and Administration Contacts

Client Service: Britta Buchmann
+44 (0) 20 7851 7070

Administration: Bess Walker
+44 (0) 20 7851 7070


Should you be interested in booking a hotel room at the Kempinski Hotel St. Moritz please contact Britta Buchmann.