RM Sotheby’s Arizona Sale Brings $30.4m

This past week, 16-17 January, RM Sotheby’s kicked off its 2020 calendar with the auction house’s 21st annual Arizona auction, totaling $30.4 million in sales with 90 percent of all lots sold. Held at the Arizona Biltmore in Phoenix during Arizona Car Week, the two-evening auction welcomed bidders from 26 countries around the world bidding in the room and via phone and internet, with nearly 25 percent registering to bid with RM Sotheby’s for the first time.

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Gooding & Company Totals $36.1m in Scottsdale

Gooding & Company, the auction house acclaimed for selling some of the world’s most significant and valuable collector cars, realized $36,169,560 at the company’s 13th annual two-day Scottsdale Auctions. The famed auction house sold 124 of 138 lots. Additionally, eight cars sold over the $1 million mark. In total, Gooding & Company lead the market during Arizona Auction Week in total sales, highest average price, most cars sold over $1,000,000, and represents five of the top ten sales for the Read More

SCM and ACC in Arizona!

We can’t wait to run out of SCM World Headquarters in rainy Portland, OR and find some sun — and gearhead friends — in sunny Scottsdale!

You can find the SCM/ACC booth from January 15-18 at the Gooding & Company Auction Tent at Scottsdale Fashion Square, 4700 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale, AZ 85251.

Stop on by to say hello and renew your subscriptions — our show deals are the best of the year!

The 7th Annual SCM Arizona Insider’s Seminar Read More

Arizona Auction Week is Here!

Arizona Auction week really gets rolling this Saturday, when Barrett-Jackson’s massive Scottsdale Auction opens with a preview day. Here’s a list of Arizona Auctions — including preview and auction days — and links to their online catalogs:

January 10-12: MAG Auctions Peoria

January 11-19: Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale

January 13-15: Worldwide Auctioneers Scottsdale

January 14-16: Bonhams Scottsdale Auction

January 15-17: RM Sotheby’s Arizona

January 15-18: Gooding & Company Scottsdale

January 15-19: Russo and Steele Scottsdale

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Never-Restored Mercedes-Benz 540K at RM Sotheby’s Arizona

A very original 1937 Mercedes-Benz 540K with a coachbuilt roof added in period is one of the star cars for RM Sotheby’s January 16-17 Arizona Auction.

The car, which has been in one family’s ownership since 1969, has never been restored. The car has been parked in a garage for decades.

“It’s always exciting when we can bring a car with such a great story and family ownership fresh to the market,” said Gord Duff, Global Head of Auctions, RM Sotheby’s. Read More

Donald Osborne is the New Audrain CEO

SCM’s own Donald Osborne is the new CEO of Audrain LLC, and he will oversee the Audrain Automobile Museum, Audrain’s Newport Concours d’Elegance & Motor Week and the re-launched Audrain Motorsport.

Osborne will oversee branding, marketing, communication and customer engagement strategies and programs for the Newport, Rhode Island-based Audrain LLC.

“We are pleased to welcome Donald and strongly believe that his knowledge, expertise and visibility in the automotive world will go far in helping us accomplish our goal to expand our brand Read More

RM Sotheby’s London Auction Totals $12 Million

A very original 1969 Lamborghini Miura P400 S brought $1.6 million and was high sale at RM Sotheby’s 13th Annual London Auction on October 24.

Cars from the famous Youngtimer Collection continued to make a splash in the auction world, with a 2014 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT Final Edition bringing $356,125. A 2009 Mercedes Benz SL 65 AMG Black Series brought $290,403, and a 1992 Mercedes-Benz 300 CE 6.0 AMG “Hammer” sold at $268,065.

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