8 December 2018

The Petersen Automotive Museum Auction

Petersen Automotive Museum, Los Angeles, California

RM | SOTHEBY'S

For the past five years, the RM Sotheby's Group has hosted its Southern California event in Santa Monica under the RM Auctions and former Auctions America banner. Moving to the Petersen Automotive Museum in LA proper for 2018, the caliber of the event will be akin to RM Sotheby's groundbreaking New York collector car auctions, held biennially at Sotheby's global headquarters in Manhattan. The Petersen Automotive Museum Auction will feature approximately 50–60 blue-chip automobiles, hand-selected by RM Sotheby's global team of 30 Car Specialists.

Southern California is a hotbed for car culture in the United States, and Los Angeles captures not only diverse collecting tastes, but also all the hobby has to offer, from ocean-view driving along the Pacific Coast Highway, to carving through the technical courses provided by local canyons. Coupled with the amenities of a world-class international city, RM Sotheby's Petersen Automotive Museum Auction will certainly provide a destination weekend for bidders from around the world.

The Petersen, one of the world's premier automotive museums housing hundreds of rare and collectible cars, is the perfect backdrop for this sale, focusing on some of the hobby's most sought-after automobiles. Since its inception in 1994, the Petersen Automotive Museum has played host to exhibits that have captured the attention of the automotive world. 

Additional information and early entries for The Petersen Automotive Museum Auction will be available in the coming weeks. To speak with an RM Sotheby's Car Specialist about entering your important motor car in this auction, please call +1 519 352 4575.


The auction is approaching fast, and consignment space is limited. Follow the instructions to the right to consign your car today. The event will attract the top collectors and enthusiasts from around the globe into one room while your car is sold. As market leaders in the collector car industry, you can rest assured that RM Sotheby’s will exhaustively research, market, and present your vehicle to the people it needs to reach.

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Access the knowledge

History is important to us, and we work hard to make sure all lots we offer are fully researched and historically accurate. With this in mind, we make sure to include all corresponding information and accessories, from certificates to tool kits, with the lots we sell. All of this is held at our history library on site, under the Access the Knowledge banner, so please visit us if you require further information on a lot being sold in our auction.


Petersen Automotive Museum

6060 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, California
United States 90036