HOW TO CONSIGN
Contact an RM Sotheby's Car Specialist
Discuss the Specifics
The discussion with a Car Specialist will include:
- The specifics of your automobile in order to arrive at a reasonable market value and, should you choose, a reserve price;
- What auction venue (as we have many) will be the best fit for you and your automobile(s); and
- The information you will need to provide us with to properly market your automobile(s). This usually includes a detailed description of the car’s condition, provenance, racing and/or award history, and a briefing on any restorations or modifications the car has undergone.
Complete a Consignment Package
Access World-Class Marketing
Experience the Results!
OUR PASSION PRODUCES RESULTS
The classic car market has never been more vibrant and attractive. Over the last three decades, as its size has grown from less than $50 million to more than $1.5 billion today, the popularity, international nature, and appeal of collector car events has flourished. Classic car ownership offers a thrilling lifestyle, providing entry into an exciting world of rallies, concours d'elegance events, historic racing, local "Cars & Coffee" gatherings, and so much more. Driving is a visceral experience; the smell, the sound, and the speed all contribute to an appreciation of an altogether different and uniquely exciting art form.
As a result, worldwide attendance at RM Sotheby's auctions has reached an all-time high, with bidders from over 70 countries participating via telephone, the Internet, and directly in our sales rooms, from Monterey, California, to Monte Carlo, Monaco.
Whether you intend to build or sell a collection, or are simply looking to gather expert advice in the areas of restoration, history, research, and market trends, RM Sotheby's understands that this is a passion-driven hobby and remains at your disposal. We are proud to take part in the collector car hobby and look forward to welcoming you to it as well.
Our tailor-made experience is unique to every need while ensuring discreet service no matter what the situation. Whether regarding a single consignment, a collection, or a private treaty sale, RM Sotheby's prides itself on providing innovative solutions. We offer a full range of services, and a large part of our success in this area has been the strategic alliances developed over the years with financial, income tax, and legal professionals. As a result, RM Sotheby's is able to introduce estate planning options and income tax strategies to address capital gains considerations. Our corporate financial flexibility and strength allow RM Sotheby's to provide a full range of services to our clients, including advances against important cars and collections if liquidity is required.
**Please note that RM Sotheby's does not provide any legal or tax advice. If you require such, please contact a legal or tax professional.
WHAT OUR CLIENTS SAY
The Guyton Collection
“We’re absolutely thrilled with the results of the auction! From start to finish, the entire RM organization has done an outstanding job and the exceptional results are truly a result of their hands-on approach and teamwork. They handled every element, from cataloguing and marketing, to administration and logistics with tremendous professionalism. Most importantly, they approached every step of the process with a proper understanding of Fred’s vision and passion for his collection and we’re delighted that the collector car community now shares in the legacy of his beloved automobiles and prized collectibles.” - Mrs. Beverly Guyton, wife of the late Mr. Fred Guyton
The Orin Smith Collection
"Advance preparation was thoroughly professional—and more. Working with the RM staff was a pleasure, particularly because I came to feel each member of the team truly cared about the offerings and was invested in creating the most advantageous presentation possible both in the catalogue and on the floor.” –Stephanie Bennett-Smith
The Carroll Hall Shelby Trust
"I was impressed with the professionalism of RM Sotheby's team. They really sought to understand all of the details of each vehicle they were auctioning. Their marketing and PR groups grasped the key aspects of the cars, which resulted in great presentations both online and in the printed catalogue. I was very pleased to work with them." –Aaron Shelby on the sale of CSX 2000, the legendary and very first Shelby Cobra
The Andrews Collection
“The RM Sotheby's team has truly become an extended part of our family. In our minds, there is no one else who could've done such a great job and achieved such terrific results. Their attention to detail is second to none.” –Chris Andrews
“The RM Sotheby's team comprises a great group of professionals, and it has been a wonderful experience working with them over the past eight months. From the cataloguing process to their global marketing, PR and client outreach, and onsite logistics and presentation, they exceeded our expectations at every step of the process, and we couldn't be happier.” –Paul Andrews
The Sam Pack Collection
“When I made the decision to pare down my collection, a lot of people asked me who I was going to use. Without hesitation, I said RM Auctions/Auctions America. In my opinion, they are the best in the business. I chose them based on years of respect and trust, and a relationship built on interacting with them as both a buyer and a seller. From their organization and process to their follow through and execution, the level of service they provide is unmatched. They are incredibly client-focused, and the fact that this weekend's sale represented their 30th private collection in 35 years of business speaks volumes.” –Sam Pack
The Don Davis Collection
“The entire RM Auctions group was outstanding in handling my auction. From start to finish, every person handled each step of the process in an extremely professional and friendly manner. The enhancements made to my warehouse by the team completely transformed it to showcase the cars in the best possible way. From the outset, I was told all I needed to worry about was showing up on sale day. Because of the confidence I had in RM, that’s exactly what I did! My experience with the entire RM team was absolutely stellar!” –Don Davis
Bruce Weiner Microcar Museum
“Kudos to the RM team. Their presentation, creativity, and enthusiasm was second to none. My only disappointment of the weekend is that the show had to come to an end.” –Bruce Weiner
The John Staluppi Collection
“I chose RM Auctions as they are one of the most professional companies in the auction business. No other company could've offered my collection the way RM did. From start to finish, the job was done to perfection. I have no hesitation recommending them to others.” –John Staluppi
The Dingman Collection
“RM Auctions is to be commended on a fabulous job showcasing the Dingman Collection in this weekend's auction. I want to commend each and every person for their sensitivity and professionalism as my family and I processed the sale of my husband's beloved treasures. I felt RM respected and valued each piece, which allowed us to go through the letting go process of the Collection itself, which was so near and dear to my husband's heart. I know Michael Dingman is smiling, knowing his treasures not only went to those who will continue the historic journey, but that his family was treated with such dignity and care, affording us the opportunity to calmly participate throughout the two-day process.” –Mrs. Elizabeth Dingman, wife of the late Mr. Michael Dingman, following the Dingman Collection auction
The Salterelli Collection
“It was a great experience working with the RM team. RM brought much attention and interested bidding from collectors around the world.” –Diego Sgorbati, Ducati Motor Holding S.p.A.
The Milhous Collection
“When we decided it was time to part with our collection, RM was the clear choice. Their dedication and expertise showed through in every aspect, from the stunning catalogue to the marketing and advertising.”
The Hartung Collection
“From start to finish, Auctions America by RM did an incredible job with the preparation and presentation of the sale. The team took on the challenge with great enthusiasm, professionalism and efficiency,” –Marjorie Cox, lifelong friend of Lee Roy Hartung
The Milton Robson Collection
“RM made the process of selling my collection not only easy but enjoyable as well. The marketing and advertising efforts they put forth in promoting my cars were above and beyond my expectations.”
Glen Konkle – Classic Muscle & Modern Performance
“From cataloguing and photography through to event planning and client services, the RM staff is terrific. I got to know many members of their team personally and was impressed by their professionalism and attention to detail.”
Edgar Schemerhorn Collection of Coachbuilt Motor Cars
“RM's multiple European auction venues allowed my cars to be seen by a wide range of buyers, which surely influenced the great results. They handled the offering with professionalism and expertise.”
Ralph Whitworth – Icons of Speed & Style
“The results were outstanding with buyers in attendance from around the world.”
Nick Alexander Woodie Collection
“RM's marketing, advertising, and PR campaigns were outstanding, and the standing-room-only attendance at the auction was a testament to it.”
The Joe MacPherson Collection – Joe's Garage
“RM Auctions honored my father's legacy with class and distinction; he would have been proud of the professionalism.” –Jeff MacPherson
The Collection of Bernie Ecclestone
“Passing on my car collection was an important decision for me. I entrusted RM Auctions with this job and they delivered impressive service and record-breaking results.”
The John McMullen Collection
“For me, the event was a great experience and there was a good team of people behind the scenes that made the event run smoothly.”
The Gene Ponder Collection
“RM handled everything regarding the sale of my collection. Every detail was considered, and the results were simply outstanding.”
The Dingman Collection
“Selling my collection with RM was a remarkable, wonderful experience. The professionalism, knowledge and attitude the team brought to the task – it was all first class.” –Michael Dingman
Richard Kughn's Carrail Collection
“After nearly three years and six auctions, RM was the only company capable of doing what I needed, and they did it flawlessly.”