A Passion for Elegance

19 June 2021

Schedule (CET)
  • 10:00 AM

    7:00 PM


  • 10:00 AM

    5:00 PM


  • 5:00 PM


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The Best in Rolls-Royce and Bentley Motor Cars

RM Sotheby’s is delighted to present a single-owner collection of fine Rolls-Royce and Bentley motor cars, to be sold almost entirely without reserve in Liechtenstein during the month of June. The collection features 25 cars spanning 88 years of manufacturing from the golden era of the two most famous British manufacturers of luxury cars.

The collection has been 30 years in the making, resulting in a wonderfully curated selection of cars that reside in a beautiful purpose-built facility and which have been the subject of a dedicated book. A Passion For Elegance is an outstanding example of its owner’s dedication and focus to assembling the very finest examples of best-in-class categories across multiple decades. Notably, many of the cars are sourced from some of the world’s finest collections and while impressive individually, when seen in the greater context as a collection, its impact and significance is remarkable.

The auction will take place in that facility and will, subject to all relevant restrictions, be conducted as a live sale with limited attendance. All the cars are offered in exceptional condition and are ‘on the button’, and thus present a wonderful opportunity for any enthusiast of fine British luxury automobiles.




Bidder Registration Requirements

ADVANCE ONSITE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED: If you plan to attend the sale as an onsite bidder, you must pre-register in advance of the auction due to capacity limitations. Please contact Client Service.

You may register to bid in the A Passion For Elegance sale as telephone, online, or absentee bidder. The registration process is simple and only takes a few minutes. To register, you can either create an account on the RM Sotheby's website and complete the registration process online, or you can contact Client Service for alternate registration options.

Note: Admission to preview is open to the public, but strictly controlled, person by person, with all relevant COVID-related security protocols in place. Admission to the auction is for pre-registered onsite bidders and qualified media only. 

The following items will be required for you to submit your registration:

  • One of the following: Driver's License, Passport Identification, or ID Card
  • Proof of funds (Proof of Funds or Bank Statement)
  • Credit Card (used for a pre-auction authorization)
  • If registering as a Company, Proof of Company (Incorporation documents, VAT/Tax Number)
  • If registering as a North American dealer, copy of Dealer and Resale Tax Certificate

Additional Fees to Be Considered

Buyer’s Premium

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 Wednesday 23rd June and taken into secure storage located in either Rümlang or Gstaad in Switzerland at a cost of CHF 750 + VAT per car to be paid by the buyer. Daily storage charges will commence from Monday 28th June 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 rmsothebys.com.

Please pay careful attention to any Lots that are:

  • VAT Applicable
  • VAT Implication
  • Temporary Import

Lots Under 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 bond.

Payment Options

Payment is due in full on or before 17:00 of the next business day following the auction, and payment is to be made to RM Sotheby’s (‘RMS’). All payments must be in the form of bank transfer unless other arrangements have been approved in advance. International Bidders are advised that bank transfers may take multiple days for funds to transfer, and as such, we ask for banking institutions to confirm the transfer directly with our Administration department once initiated.

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.

Titles/Registration Documents

You will not receive the title for your car at the time of the sale. Once full payment has been received, pending all title cancellation formalities having been completed, you can expect your title to be couriered to you within 20 business days post-sale, at which time you can register the car at its final destination.

Client Service and Administration Contacts

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

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

Wirtschaftspark 27
Liechtenstein 9492