With an extensive background in exotic sports car history and sales, a particular passion for American curves, and fluency in three languages, Oliver Camelin is the perfect addition to RM's team of global Car Specialists.
Oliver joined RM Sotheby's in the spring of 2016 as a UK-based Car Specialist, working from our London office. The son of a German mother and a French father, Oliver attributes his love for cars to his German roots and to his uncle, former German race car driver Reinhold Joest, who raced cars in the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Oliver was introduced to cars at a very young age and immediately found himself fascinated by them, developing a particular love for the curves and lines of 1950s and 1960s American cars. Oliver began collecting cars with his father in 2005, and from there, he went on to attend BMW AG School in Germany, focusing on sales, marketing, and management. Following graduation, Oliver worked for several years as a sales executive for BMW FAUDE in Germany before moving on to Mécaniques Modernes & Classiques in Paris, where he managed a stock of more than 30 sports and collectible cars. Fluent in French, German, and English, Oliver joins RM Sotheby's with more than 15 years' experience in the collector car industry and brings with him an expert knowledge of modern exotics from marques such as Porsche, BMW, Ferrari, and Lamborghini. He also specializes in "youngtimers"—sports cars from the late 1970s to 2000s that were not necessarily high priced, but were still very popular.