A curated collection of dreams, embodied in reality as iconic examples of automobiles, sneakers, and sports memorabilia.

After 20 years of careful and calculated curation, and six days of auctions across three separate sales onsite in Toronto, and online, the iconic effort that was the Dare to Dream Collection was officially disbanded for an impressive total of over $69.2M USD ($95M CAD). Parting from this incredible collection are 107 cars, 31 motorcycles, 857 pairs of sneakers (including the 100 original pairs of sneakers from the Ultimate Sneaker Collection), and hundreds of pieces of art and memorabilia. The incredibly rare, handcrafted sneakers— the 1972 Nike Waffle Racing “Moon Shoes”—sold for $306,000 USD ($419,000 CAD), and the Michael Jordan Autographed Player Exclusive Rookie Era Nike Air Jordan 1 Game Sneakers brought in $162,000 USD ($222,161.13 CAD). But the true star of the show was the 1972 Lamborghini Miura P400 SV, breaking the at-auction record by $600,000 USD when it sold for $4,900,000 USD ($6,719,688.50 CAD). A truly incredible collection, made in Canada, and closing as the most valuable on-site private collection ever sold by RM Sotheby’s.

Inside the Dare to Dream Collection

Daring to Dream an Entire Collection

How inspiration begat inspiration to create a collection and museum consisting of every car, sneakerhead, and sports fans’ dreams

Amassing the Icons

Building the Dare to Dream Collection was no small feat—an in-depth interview with RM Sotheby’s Gord Duff on the building of this massive collection