Auction Results: RM Sotheby's diverse roster of blue-chip collector cars spanning pre-war American classics through iconic European sports cars and high-performance modern collectibles powered its 19th annual Arizona sale to a final $36,523,620 with 88 percent of all lots sold at the Arizona Biltmore, 18–19 January.
Auction Details: Always kicking off the collector car auction season on a strong note, RM Sotheby’s returns to the vibrant grounds of the Arizona Biltmore Resort & Spa in Phoenix, 18–19 January, for its 19th annual Arizona sale.
Our 18th annual Arizona auction was one for the books as a one-off, owner-commissioned 1939 Mercedes-Benz 540 K Special Roadster sold for a final $6,600,000. Numerous best-of-category Ferraris also took top honors, led by a 1969 Ferrari 365 GTS that surpassed its pre-sale estimate and realized $3,602,500—nearly triple the previous auction record for the model.
Attracting bidders from 30 countries—20 percent of which were new RM Sotheby’s clientele—the company’s 18th annual Phoenix sale was a truly global event, once again illustrating Arizona is the epicenter of the collector car world in January.
RM Sotheby’s 2018 Arizona sale is set to continue the company’s strong track record in Phoenix, presenting more than 100 blue-chip automobiles from the world’s most iconic marques. Hand-selected by RM Sotheby’s international team of specialists, the catalogue will span the spectrum of the market, from pre-war classics and contemporary supercars through important sports and racing cars.
With over 35 years of experience, RM Sotheby’s is the market leader in the collector car hobby. Our international team of expert Car Specialists coupled with our in-house Research, Creative, Marketing, PR, and Client Service teams provide an unsurpassed level of service in the global collector car market.
Consignments close mid- to late-November. If you’re interested in consigning a vehicle to the Arizona sale, please contact one of our knowledgeable Car Specialists, e-mail us, or call +1 519 352 4575.
2400 East Missouri Avenue
Phoenix, Arizona 85016
Admission is open to the general public during preview hours only. Admission to the auctions on Thursday, 18 January, and Friday, 19 January, is for registered bidders, consignors, and qualified media only.
Bidder registration includes an official auction catalogue and admission for one bidder and one guest to the auction.
Wednesday, 17 January 2018
Thursday, 18 January 2018
Friday, 19 January 2018