RM | ONLINE ONLY

The European Sale featuring the Petitjean Collection

ESSEN AUCTION SHIFTS TO ONLINE ONLY
3 - 11 June 2020

Schedule (GMT)
  • 1:00 PM

    BIDDING OPENS
    The European Sale
    The Petitjean Collection

  • 1:00 PM

    BIDDING BEGINS TO CLOSE

    The Petitjean Collection

  • 1:00 PM

    BIDDING BEGINS TO CLOSE

    The European Auction

All bidding opens at 8:00 a.m. EDT on 3 June.

Lots for The Petitjean Collection start closing at 8:00 a.m. EDT on 10 June.

Lots for The European Sale start closing at 8:00 a.m. EDT on 11 June.

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ESSEN AUCTION SHIFTS TO ONLINE ONLY

RM Sotheby’s is excited to announce that its second annual Essen auction has been shifted to an Online Only sale, 3–11 June on rmsothebys.com. The majority of cars originally set for the physical live auction will be offered in the time-based online auction, comprised of approximately 200 fine collector cars ranging from an incredible pre-war Bugatti to an extremely rare Aston Martin V8 Zagato; as well as the nearly 100 sought-after cars presented from the single-owner Petitjean Collection, all offered without reserve.

RM Sotheby’s is confident that the Online Only auction format will continue to secure the best possible results for consignors and bidders and that this first Online Only European auction will continue the success realized by the recent North American online auctions.

 

AUCTION CLOSURE SCHEDULE

THE PETITJEAN COLLECTION

WEDNESDAY, 10 JUNE
1:00 P.M. GMT (8:00 A.M. EDT)
LOT NUMBERS STILL TBD

THE EUROPEAN SALE

THURSDAY, 11 JUNE
1:00 P.M. GMT (8:00 A.M. EDT)
LOT NUMBERS STILL TBD

 


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Bidder registration is now open for Online Only: The European Sale Featuring the Petitjean Collection and only takes a few simple steps to complete. Should you need assistance, our Client Service team is ready and able to walk you through any part of the registration process.

 

 

HOW DO YOU REGISTER AND HOW DO YOU BID?

Watch the video below to see a simple walk-through showing you how to create an account, register to bid, and place bids via RM Sotheby's Online Only auctions.

 

 

LA COLLECTION PETITJEAN

Offered Entirely Without Reserve

RM Sotheby's, La Collection Petitjean, The Petitjean Collection

The Petitjean Collection, offered entirely without reserve, is a unique single-owner collection of cars from across the decades consisting of nearly 100 incredibly diverse classics from the 1950s through to the ‘90s. Curated and lovingly built over the last 50 years by Monsieur Marcel Petitjean—an ex-competitive racing driver who entered events around Europe during the ‘60s and ‘70s—the Collection offers something for all tastes, featuring marques including Lamborghini, Maserati, Mercedes-Benz, and Porsche, among other exotic brands, through to more affordable classics. M. Petitjean, a classic car devotee based in Strasbourg, France, built the collection with the intention of creating a motor museum with a strong emphasis on grouping cars by both marque and by country of origin. Many of the cars present are rare models from every marque represented, with a large portion of the collection having been under M. Petitjean’s care for decades and remaining in highly original condition, having never been restored. The cars have been maintained in dry storage at the collection site though not driven in years and will require recommissioning for future road use. Every lot is offered without reserve, making the collection a tantalizing prospect for enthusiasts and prospective buyers.