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12 Sales, Thousands of Cars: Your 2018 RM Sotheby’s Guide

With more than ten auctions across six US states and four countries annually, RM Sotheby’s is truly a global auction house. More than $500 million in cars and automobilia sold in 2017, and 2018 is shaping up to be another record-setting year, culminating in the exclusive Porsche 70th Anniversary Sale this October. In this preview, discover what to expect at each selling location and stay tuned as sale results are posted.

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THE HISTORIC ARIZONA BILTMORE HOTEL, SITE OF THE RM SOTHEBY’S ARIZONA AUCTION.

The collector car calendar kicks off every January in Arizona, where RM Sotheby’s hosts its sale on the vibrant grounds of the Arizona Biltmore Hotel, built in 1929, and known to many as “the Jewel of the Desert.” Arizona presents more than 100 blue-chip automobiles from the world’s most iconic marques. The catalogue spans the market, from pre-war classic and contemporary supercars, through important racing and sports models.
RESULTS: $36,523,620, with 88 percent of all lots sold. 
 

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PORSCHES, FERRARIS AND MORE ON DISPLAY AT PLACE VAUBAN IN THE RM SOTHEBY’S PARIS AUCTION TENT. 

The city of light plays host to the classic car community for one week each February during Rétromobile, the world-famous classic car show first hosted in 1976. RM Sotheby’s annual sale takes place at the historic Place Vauban in the city’s centre, the perfect setting to present the finest sports, racing and touring cars from both pre- and post-war periods.
RESULTS: €23,745,225, led by the 2017 Bugatti Chiron.
 

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THE RM SOTHEBY’S TENT ON THE GROUNDS OF THE AMELIA ISLAND RITZ-CARLTON. 

Amelia Island is perched on the sun-kissed coast of Northeastern Florida, and the auction preview is arranged on the oceanfront grounds of The Ritz-Carlton hotel. Since the inaugural Amelia Island auction in 1999, RM has been then principal sponsor and official auction house of the world-renowned Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance. This event honours a significant automobiles personality each year and showcases unique and historic automobiles of all eras on the show field. 
RESULTS: $27,701,720, led by the 1966 Ferrari 275 GTB at $2,205,000.
 

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BROWARD COUNTY CONVENTION CENTER, HOME OF THE RM SOTHEBY’S FORT LAUDERDALE AUCTION.

Celebrated as South Florida's premier collector car auction, RM’s Fort Lauderdale sale takes place at the Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center. Marking the 16th annual event, the 2018 Fort Lauderdale auction will see nearly 300 collector cars, ranging from American classics to European sports cars, over two days.
 

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THE GROUNDS OF THE HISTORIC AUBURN AUCTION PARK. HOME OF THE BIANNUAL SPRING AND FALL SALES. 

A spring tradition for collector car enthusiasts across the country, RM Auctions' Auburn Spring sale returns to the historic Auburn Auction Park in Indiana. RM Auctions' 2018 Auburn Spring auction, the 17th annual event, will feature approximately 450 cars and a selection of automobilia, catering to a variety of automotive tastes and budgets. The diverse mix of automobiles include Detroit muscle, hot rods, customs, modern collectibles and more.
 

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THE GLAMOROUS RM SOTHEBY’S MONACO AUCTION AT THE GRIMALDI FORUM.

The perfect blend of gentility, glitz and top-rank motorsport, Monaco provides a pristine backdrop for RM Sotheby's biennial Monaco auction. Held at the glamorous Grimaldi Forum, the Monaco auction takes place alongside the legendary Grand Prix de Monaco Historique. In between the auction and other thrilling events taking place during the packed Formula 1 weekend, think about pre-booking a table at one of the trackside restaurants, the most famous of which is La Rascasse, on the corner of the same name. 
 

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SOME OF THE SPECTACULAR AND IMPORTANT NEON SIGNS OFFERED FROM THE MR. MICHAEL DINGMAN COLLECTION.

The auction house of choice for selling important private and estate collections, RM Sotheby’s will continue this tradition with The Dingman Collection. Longtime Ford Motor Company director Michael Dingman had an abiding passion for the company’s iconic flathead V-8 models, as well as an eye for the most exquisite original neon signs and other nostalgia representing the great American Century. Complementing the group of approximately 25 exceptional cars on offer are over 700 lots of collectibles and automobilia. Located a short drive from both Manchester and Boston, the collection is surrounded by idyllic New England townships. 
 

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THE WORLD-FAMOUS MONTEREY AUCTIONS TAKING PLACE AT THE NEWLY RENOVATED CONVENTION CENTER. 

Every August, the collector car world descends on the Monterey Peninsula for the ultimate celebration of the hobby. For over 30 years, RM Sotheby's Monterey sale has been the pinnacle of the collector car auctions, known for its innovative presentation and record-setting results. Monterey Car Week is filled with a number of other events, from historic racing to festivals, which transform the area into a car lover's paradise. The week culminates with the prestigious Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance, where RM Sotheby's very own restoration team has won a remarkable six Best of Show honours.
 

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THE GROUNDS OF THE HISTORIC AUBURN AUCTION PARK. HOME OF THE BIANNUAL SPRING AND FALL SALES. 

A Labor Day weekend tradition for enthusiasts across the country for over 45 years, RM Auctions' Auburn Fall sale returns to Indiana. The 2018 auction will see more than 1,000 quality collector cars and an assortment of automobilia cross the podium during a four-day sale. Beyond the dual-ring auction action, there's fun for the entire family, with an onsite swap meet, car corral and additional automotive-themed attractions. 
 

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THE RM SOTHEBY’S LONDON AUCTION TENT IN BATTERSEA PARK. 

Known for its electric atmosphere and featuring everything from imposing Edwardians to modern supercars, RM Sotheby's London auction has been one of the most successful sales on the European calendar since 2007. The official auction of the UK's celebrated Concours of Elegance, this well-established sale is held in Battersea Park in central London, just a short stroll from Chelsea. Arrive a few days early to partake in the Concours, held at a different royal residence each year. 
 

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CLASSIC CARS AT THE RM SOTHEBY’S ANNUAL HERSHEY SALE.

RM Sotheby's Hershey sale is a mainstay on the global collector car calendar. Make your first stop the world-renowned AACA Eastern Division Fall Meet, a true enthusiast's affair that brings together collectors and hobbyists from far and wide for the largest swap meet in the United States. Then, make your way to the historic Hershey Lodge, the setting for RM Sotheby's annual Hershey sale, where collectors come to witness veteran, Brass Era and CCCA Classic automobiles cross the auction stage and routinely set record prices. 
 

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ON THE TRACK AT PORSCHE EXPERIENCE CENTER ATLANTA, HOME TO RM SOTHEBY’S PORSCHE 70TH ANNIVERSARY SALE.

In collaboration with the Porsche Experience Center Atlanta, RM Sotheby’s is delighted to announce The Porsche 70th Anniversary Sale, to be held at the home of Porsche Cars North America (PCNA) in Atlanta. The auction will feature approximately 70 of the world’s most important and most sought-after collectible Porsche models. Adding to the automotive excitement, the entire Porsche Experience Center Atlanta (PEC ATL) will be open for RM Sotheby’s registered bidders to enjoy. Amenities range from a 1.6-mile driver development track to the Porsche Exclusive – Personal Design Studio and a Driving Simulator Lab. 

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