Wow. RM Auctions had a record year in 2013, with a top-five list so classy there are barely any non-Duesenbergs.
But things are even brighter so far in 2014. The Porsche below is one example.
- Chassis no. 718-066
- Engine no. P90316
This is part one in a series of articles highlighting a handful of favorites ahead of the Place Vauban on February 5th from 5pm.
A selection of the 50-plus cars being sold that night will be on display February 4th, after the International Automobile Festival.
|Tuesday, February 4, 2014|
|Public Viewing||11:00 am-12:00 pm CET|
|Admission by Catalogue||12:00 pm-10:00 pm CET|
|Wednesday, February 5, 2014|
|Public Viewing||9:00 am-10:00 am CET|
|Admission by Catalogue||10:00 am-5:00 pm CET|
|Auction Reception||5:00 PM-7:00 pm CET|
|Auction||7:00 pm CET|
|(Auction will run approx. 2-3 hours )|
Be sure: there will be stunning classics, artwork, and racecars at every turn.
Oh, you like that one? Seriously consider purchasing it!
RM Auctions growth comes from a broad skill set:
--- selecting the vehicles very carefully
--- a strong presence at every major happening
--- excellent events/ after-sales
But here is the real gem for thisguy:
RM Auctions is also a bit smarter in appealing to this hardcore car enthusiast customer base. They generally are just a bit more focused, and it shows.
From the cars, to the pre-sale bios, to the photographs ---- this is a classy, Toronto-based auction powerhouse.
RM Auctions - Paris 2014 Previews - 1969 Lola T70 Mk IIIb by Sbarro
Official Release below.
EXCITEMENT BUILDS AS RM PREPARES FOR MAGNIFICENT 2014 PARIS SALE DURING RETROMOBILE WEEK - Paris
· In excess of 50 spectacular cars to be offered at RM’s Paris sale on 5 February 2014
· Outstanding selection of cars from across all sectors of the collector car market
· With a focus on quality, the average value across all individual lots exceeds €500,000
· Complete digital catalogue now available online at www.rmauctions.com
LONDON (9 January, 2014) – RM Auctions, the world’s largest collector car auction house for investment-quality automobiles, is preparing to conduct its inaugural sale in Paris, from 4–5 February 2014, during the world famous Retromobile week. The auction at Place Vauban is highly anticipated by the entire collector car community, as in excess of 50 stunning cars prepare to cross the podium at what is set to become another exciting fixture in RM’s annual European auction calendar.
With an average value across all lots exceeding €500,000, the auction clearly features an outstanding selection of cars, with each having been carefully selected by RM in order to offer the finest possible quality to the market. The sale’s catalogue presents the best examples of racing, sports, and touring cars from both the pre- and post-war periods, and it promises to offer a stunning collection that will excite enthusiasts and collectors from across the globe.
Max Girardo, Managing Director of RM Europe, says: “As ever, our objective for the Paris sale has been to bring together cars of exceptional quality. We look for only the best examples and aim to offer cars that will appeal to all areas of the market. I’m delighted to say that our catalogue for the Paris auction features more than 50 of the best fresh-to-market cars, and the sale will be a great curtain raiser to our 2014 European calendar”.
Featuring some of the best racing cars to be offered in recent years, the previously announced Harburg Competition Car Collection offers incredible Porsche lots such as the 1973 ex-Works 917/30 Can-Am Spyder, a 1982 ex-Works 956 Group C Sports-Prototype, and a 1964 904 Carrera GTS, along with a 1955 Jaguar D-Type and a 1955 Ferrari 750 Monza Spider. The Paris sale also features an ex-Works 2008 Peugeot 908 HDi FAP Le Mans Prototype; this is a car which has finished 2nd at Le Mans and which is being offered for sale direct by the Peugeot Factory.