1936 Bugatti Type 57S Atalante offered at RM Sotheby's St. Moritz Auction 2022

St. Moritz

Grand Hotel des Bains Kempinski St. Moritz
9 September 2022


RM Sotheby’s returns to the beautiful Swiss mountain resort of St. Moritz for our second annual sale on 9 September 2022, held in association with the Internationale St. Moritzer Automobilwochen. Known as the world’s most beautiful vintage racing competition, the ‘International St. Moritz Automobile Week’ encompasses several events between 2-11 September.

Our St. Moritz sale provides collectors and enthusiasts with the ultimate classic and collector car experience in the luxurious and beautiful surroundings of the St. Moritz region.


For Motor Car Lots

  • In the event of a final Hammer Price of CHF200.000,00 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 CHF200.000,00 on all motor car lots, RM will receive a Buyers’ Premium of 15% (plus VAT on the Buyers’ Premium) on the first CHF200.000,00 and will receive a Buyers’ Premium of 12.5% (plus VAT on the Buyers’ Premium) on the Hammer Price above CHF200.000,00.

For Non-Motor Car Lots

  • Buyers of all non-motor car lots, including but not limited to memorabilia, motorcycles, boats, trailers, jewellery, 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 Saturday, 10 September and taken into secure storage located in either Rümlang or Studen in Switzerland with a cost of CHF600 + VAT per car to be paid by the buyer. Daily storage charges will commence from Monday, 19 September at a rate of CHF30 + VAT per car. There is a charge of CHF150 + 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 rmsothebys.com.

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.


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.


Britta Buchmann

Director of Client Services, UK and Europe London, United Kingdom

Languages: English, German

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Bess Walker

Director of Auction Administration, UK and Europe London, United Kingdom

Languages: English