RM | Sotheby's
RM | Sotheby's
With over 40 years of proven results in the collector car industry, RM's vertically integrated range of services, from auctions (live and online) and private sales to estate planning and financial services, coupled with an expert team of Car Specialists and an international footprint, provide an unsurpassed level of service to the global collector car market. RM Sotheby's is currently responsible for six of the top ten most valuable motor cars ever sold at auction. #1 globally in number of cars sold greater than $1,000,000 since 2014 #1 globally in number of cars sold greater than $250,000 since 2014 #1 auction house globally in auction sales totals for important marques #1 in the number of dedicated single-owner site sales executed since 2003 Sold six of the top ten most expensive cars ever sold at auction Currently hold the record for selling the most expensive car ever sold in both an in-person auction and an online only auction In February 2015, RM Auctions announced the formation of a strategic partnership with Sotheby', with the latter acquiring a 25 percent ownership interest in the company, which is now known as RM Sotheby's. The partnership unites the two companies for the full calendar of future automobile auctions. Since its establishment, the partnership has proven very effective in creating a truly worldwide platform for automobiles by introducing new audiences to the exciting world of collector cars. From its inception, RM's auction division has experienced consistent and impressive growth, establishing an enviable roster of collector car auction events in a variety of prestigious settings around the globe. Such notable auctions span the United States and include Monterey, California; Hershey, Pennsylvania; Phoenix, Arizona; and Amelia Island, Florida, where RM partners with the world-famous Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance. In 2007, RM expanded into Europe, hosting record-breaking auctions in Maranello, Italy, and London, England. As part of the company's continued European expansion, RM introduced a new sale in Monaco in May 2010, held during the same weekend as the Historic Grand Prix of Monaco, and in 2011, the company hosted its debut sale at the Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este on the shores of Lake Como, Italy. As a testament to the exclusivity of each event, the Monaco and Lake Como sales are held on an alternating basis every other year. In 2014, RM Sotheby's further expanded its European arm with the establishment of a new sale in Paris, France, held during the world-famous Retromobile week, followed by the addition of Essen, Germany, during the Techno Classica Essen fair in 2019. The company has also hosted a successful series of sales at Sotheby's global headquarters in Manhattan (2013, 2015, 2017), which have incorporated creative pre-sale exhibitions featuring the cars in Sotheby's 10th-floor galleries and enjoyed stunning results and reviews. In 2019, RM Sotheby's furthered the expansion of its global footprint with a ground-breaking auction at the Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix the Middle East's first-ever major international collector car auction held in partnership with Formula 1 at the stunning Yas Marina Circuit. Beyond sale results, 2019 was a year of solid growth for RM Sotheby's. The auction house successfully entered new geographies for the first time, including Germany, Portugal, and Abu Dhabi. In late 2019, RM Sotheby's launched into digital auctions, hosting Online Only collector car and memorabilia auctions on rmsothebys.com for the first time. Continuing that momentum, in 2020 RM Sotheby's further expanded its global presence in Online Only collector car auctions, having re-invented its business model to adapt to the quickly changing global environment because of the COVID-19 pandemic and shifting its auction business to primarily online, hosting a total of 21 auctions via its Online Only platform. RM's own flagship Monterey sale was hosted on RM's digital platform, dubbed the Online Only: SHIFT/Monterey auction, and further reinforced its position as the world's leading auction house of fine collector cars having established the record for the highest price ever achieved for a car sold in a dedicated Online Only collector car auction.
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Sep 19, 2019
Very easy to work with
Great response and ease in working with shipping company Thanks!
Sep 19, 2019
Great place to deal with. They were very accommodating for my personal needs. I would highly recommend this auction house... Gary. T
Sep 19, 2019
Fantastic service, billing, shipping and communication!
Jun 21, 2019
The staff was very helpful in process of payment and shipping actions. My first time bidding on line with this company for merchandise that was not cars. I would not be hesitant in bidding on line in future actions by RM Sotheby's
Sep 19, 2019
Nice items, but one was missing
I received my lot, but one of the badges was missing. The shipper gave me a credit based on the average price per badge, but I would have rather had the badge. The shipping charge was also high. Over $80 to ship some badges. I also felt there were just too many fees in general. Commission plus tax plus 3 % credit card fee plus high shipping. The extra fees and shipping charges equaled over 50 % of my bid amount.
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