RM Sotheby’s posted sweet results at its annual Hershey, Pennsylvania sale last week, proving once again that it is the perfect venue for offering important early automobiles. Brass Era powerhouses were the hit of the sale, with the most exciting moment of the multi-day auction coming as auctioneer Max Girardo opened bidding on the 1913 Pierce-Arrow, igniting a fierce competition that had the crowd roaring with every raise of a paddle.
Strongest Hershey performance to date: $16.3 million in sales with 96 percent of all lots sold
· Participation from 20 countries, with more than 20 percent of bidders representing new clients
· Brass Era machines led the field, headlined by a 1913 Pierce-Arrow Model 66-A Seven-Passenger Touring for $830,500
· Best-of-category American Classics exceeded pre-sale estimates, with stunning restorations commanding premium prices
All roads lead to Hershey! The Hershey meet week is a true enthusiast’s affair, bringing together collectors and hobbyists from far and wide for the largest swap meet in the United States. The historic Hershey Lodge is the setting for RM Sotheby’s annual sale, a feature attraction of the famed AACA Eastern Division Fall Meet.
A mainstay on the global collector car calendar, the Hershey sale is known for its presentation of exceptional Brass and Classic Era motor cars, with a strong emphasis on significant American marques. The event has also successfully presented a number of private collections as headline attractions within the annual catalogue auction. A testament to the incredible quality of the automobiles on offer, RM Sotheby’s posted its strongest Hershey results to date in 2014, with more than $14 million in total sales and an impressive 93 percent of all lots sold.
RM Sotheby’s participation in meet week festivities will again extend to sponsorship of Night at the Museum, a fundraising gala supporting the AACA group of families and its mission to preserve automotive history.