Duesenberg Model J Convertible Coupe Leads RM Sotheby’s Motor City Sale

1929 Duesenberg

A 1929 Duesenberg Model J Convertible Coupe at $1,540,000 was high sale at RM Sotheby’s July 30 Motor City sale.

All told, the sale brought $6.4 million, with an 80-percent sell-through rate.

American Iron took four of the top five sale spots. Here’s the rest of the top five:

2006 Saleen S7, sold at $632,500

1933 Packard Twelve Coupe Roadster, sold at $365,000

1938 Packard Twelve Coupe Roadster, sold at $330,000

1934 Pierce-Arrow Eight Silver Arrow, sold at $242,000

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RM Sotheby’s adds 1939 Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B to Monterey Docket

RM Mann

Top-tier auction houses work very, very hard to put spectacular cars into their Monterey Car Week lineups, and RM Sotheby’s 1939 Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B is a star car of star cars.

This car, from the Sam and Emily Mann Collection, is the first “Alfa 2.9” to reach public auction this century, and it will spark very serious competition among bidders at RM Sotheby’s August 19-20 sale in downtown Monterey.

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RM Sotheby’s Adds Le Mans Spice to Monterey Auction

1955 Jaguar D Type

RM Sotheby’s continues to build an eye-popping lineup of cars to their August 19-20 Monterey Auction.

Chassis XKD 501, the 1955 Jaguar D-type that Ninian Sanderson and Ron Flockhart drove to Le Mans victory in 1956, simply drips with history.

RM Sotheby’s is also offering a 1962 Ferrari SP with Le Mans history. Chassis 0798 was part of the famous Bardinon Collection and won the Platinum Award at the 2001 Cavallino Classic. Read more.

RM Sotheby’s Releases Motor City Digital Catalog

1973 Ferrari 365 GTB

RM Sotheby’s is bringing a stellar lineup of 70 cars to the Motor City Auction at the Concours d’Elegance of America at St. Johns on July 30.

Cars on offer include:

A 1973 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona.

A 2006 Ford GT Heritage Edition.

A 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air fuel-injected convertible.

RM Sotheby’s has released a digital catalog for the sale. Read more.

RM Sotheby’s to offers First Shelby Cobra — CSX 2000 — at 2016 Monterey Auction

rm first shelby

That big thud you just heard was RM Sotheby’s dropping one very big car — the first Shelby Cobra ever built, and Carroll Shelby’s personal car — into their 2016 Monterey Auction lineup. The August 19-20 sale is at the Portola Hotel & Spa in downtown Monterey, CA.

Shelby owned the car from new, and it never left his care.

RM Sotheby’s is also offering Shelby’s personal 1965 Shelby Cobra 427, CSX 3178.

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Historic 1929 Duesenberg Model J “Disappearing Top” leads RM Sotheby’s Motor City Sale

Sothebys Duesenberg

A well-loved — and familiar to many Duesenberg fans — 1929 Duesenberg Model J by Murphy will find a new owner at RM Sotheby’s July 30 Motor City Auction at the Inn at St. John’s in Plymouth, MI.

Proceeds from the Duesenberg sale will benefit Hillsdale College, which is located in Hillsdale, MI. Read more.

RM Sotheby’s Monaco Totals $31.2 million

RM Monaco

A 1951 Ferrari 340 America Barchetta that raced at Le Mans in 1951 and 1952 was the top sale at $8.4 million at RM Sotheby’s Monaco sale this past weekend.

All told, 83 of 114 car lots sold for a 72.8% sell-through rate.

The 1951 Ferrari 340 American Barchetta blew away the median price of $1.75 million in the Sports Car Market Pocket Price Guide, and the $8.4 million sale price is a new auction record.

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