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RM Auctions Shines in Paris with an outstanding 19M Euro Sale

News Release:  RM Auctions

PARIS (5 February, 2015) – RM Auctions returned to Paris last night to stage its second sale in the French capital, selling €19.353.750 worth of automobiles to a packed room of eager enthusiasts. With bids also coming in strongly via the phone desk and on the Internet from 34 countries, 82 percent of all lots were sold on the night with no less than five achieving sums in excess of €1.0 million.

The gorgeous 1963 Ferrari 250 GT/L Lusso Berlinetta, chassis no. 5085 GT, was the night’s top seller, garnering a very strong €1.624.000. The 250 GT/L ‘Lusso’ is considered by many to be the most stylish of all front-engined V12 Ferraris, a view that was supported by the vigorous bidding witnessed in the auction room.
Max Girardo, Managing Director of RM Europe, said: “It’s fantastic to return to Paris and post an even better result than we did in 2014. We are delighted that the sale is now well-established on the European calendar. The auction room was absolutely packed and the atmosphere was terrific, so it’s no surprise that we are able to achieve such a strong result. It is always our objective to concentrate on quality rather than quantity and the average lot price of €333.000 is testament to that.”


Paris Car Auction - RM Auctions

The second biggest seller of the night was the simply lovely 1964 Porsche 904 Carrera GTS, chassis no. 904-026, freshly restored and with documented ownership and extensive successful competition history. This delightful sports racing Porsche is eligible for many of the world’s great events, and the €1.428.000 that car achieved was a reflection of the market’s strong appreciation. Rounding out the top three sales was the much in demand 1963 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster. One of the most iconic of all post-war sports cars, 300 SLs are coveted by collectors all around the world, and the ultra-desirable alloy-block model offered fully deserved its €1.232.000 selling price.

Proving that it isn’t just the Ferraris of the 1960s that are in high demand, the low-mileage 1990 Ferrari F40 presented in Paris attracted enormous interest. Regarded as one the greatest supercars of the modern era, the beautiful example on offer achieved an exceptional €1.176.000. The list of million-euro-plus sales also included the visually imposing, bright green 1965 Iso Grifo A3/C Stradale. Appropriately dubbed the ‘Green Apple’, the car is a desirable early rivet-body example and was offered in perfect, fully restored condition, bringing a strong €1.036.000.

RM Auctions Paris – Top 10 Sales
Lot 135 – 1963 Ferrari 250 GT/L ‘Lusso’ Berlinetta €1.624.000
Lot 144 – 1964 Porsche 904 Carrera GTS €1.428.000
Lot 150 – 1963 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster €1.232.000
Lot 146 – 1990 Ferrari F40 €1.176.000
Lot 157 – 1965 Iso Grifo A3/C Stradale €1.036.000
Lot 139 – 1964 Aston Martin DB5 €840.000
Lot 152 – 1969 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Berlinetta €705.600
Lot 141 – 1939 Bentley 4¼-Litre “Honeymoon Express” €672.000
Lot 130 – 1958 Ferrari 250 GT Coupé €580.000
Lot 129 – 1970 Maserati Ghibli 4.7 Spyder €550.000

RM Auctions continues its 2015 auction calendar with its well-established Amelia Island sale – the official auction of the esteemed Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance – March 14 in Florida, closely followed by its presentation of the prized Andrews Collection, May 2 in Fort Worth, Texas.

The company’s next European sale, Villa Erba, will be held May 23 on the shores of Lake Como, Italy, during the celebrated Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este weekend.

For complete results from RM’s Paris sale and information on upcoming events, please visit
*Results are listed in Euros and include 12 percent buyer’s premium for automobiles and 17 percent on all other lots.
Exchange rate used: €1 = $1.145 USD, £0.76 GBP
*Both images courtesy RM Auctions/Tim Scott

About RM Auctions
RM Auctions is the world’s largest auction house for investment-quality automobiles. With 35 years’ experience in the collector car hobby, RM’s vertically integrated range of services, from restoration to private treaty sales, auctions, 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 proudly holds five of the top ten all-time records for the most expensive motor cars sold at auction, and their restoration division has achieved unprecedented accolades, earning Best of Show honours at the world’s top concours events. For further information, please visit, find us on Facebook, or follow us on Twitter @rmauctions.


Tomorrow Kanter Car Tales visits the Kissimmee 3,000 Vehicle Mecum Car Show!

Tomorrow, armed with my shiny media pass and trusty digital camera – I’ll be off to the Kissimmee auction Mecum Car show! Hope to bring a lot of great photos of cars for you and interesting news live from the show!

If you have any special requests please send them on in, and I’ll try to get that perfect photo for you!

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Kissimmee Florida – Mecum Car Auction Sales Results – 2015

Are you interested in the value of your collector car in today’s market?  Take a look at the current January 2015, Mecum Car Auction Results.

Here we have compiled them for you in PDF format with clickable pictures at Mecum’s Auction Site.  The Auction continues on until this Sunday, January 25, 2015.


Classic Collector Car Values/Sales

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Kissimmee-Mecum 2015 Auction Results







 Resource:    Mecum Auctions 2015.  Retrieved on Januaary 22, 2015 from

Posted with the permission of Mecum Auctions.

Largest Mecum Anaheim Car Auction To Date

News Release
Published with kind permission from Mecum Auctions


More than $15.2 Million at Third Annual Event at Anaheim Convention Center

WALWORTH, Wis. – Nov. 19, 2014 – Reaching $15,238,429 in total sales, the 2014 Mecum Auction in Anaheim, Calif., claimed the title of top-grossing Mecum auction in that locale since the event’s inception in 2012. With 758 cars offered throughout the three-day event, Nov. 13-15, the top sale price was achieved by a 1965 Ferrari 275 GTB Short Nose (Lot S166.1) that hammered at a strong $2.15 million.

With known ownership history since new, this Short Nose was restored in 1999 to as-original specifications with a 3.3-liter engine and a five-speed gearbox. With a stunning Rosso Corso exterior and two-tone tan leather interior, the Ferrari’s excellent presentation earned it a Silver award in Class 3 when it was shown at the Ferrari Club of America National Concours.

The remainder of the top 10 sales list reflected the variety of makes that was represented at the auction with Porsche, Plymouth, Buick, Cadillac and more making the cut including all three Ford GTs that crossed the auction block falling in line as second, third and fourth in top sales. In all, eighteen cars broke six-figures with examples from nearly every category of automotive collectability.

Other event highlights included Matt Farah of the popular TV show “Drive” on NBCSN joining Mecum’s live announce team on Saturday for a special guest appearance. Team members from The Anaheim Ducks also came by on Thursday of the auction to take in the action. Ducks’ captain Ryan Getzlaf spent time on the microphone announcing upcoming lots and also presented Dana and Frank Mecum with official team jerseys with “Dealmakers” embroidered on the backs as a way of welcoming Mecum back to the SoCal city of Anaheim.

The complete top 10 sales at Mecum’s Anaheim auction includes (all individual sales reflect hammer prices):

  • 1965 Ferrari 275 GTB Short Nose (Lot S166.1) at $2,150,000
  • 2006 Ford GT Heritage Edition (Lot S155.1) at $375,000
  • 2005 Ford GT (Lot S101.1) at $340,000
  • 2005 Ford GT (Lot S106.1) at $250,000
  • 1953 Cadillac Eldorado Convertible (Lot S137) at $210,000
  • 1994 Porsche 911 Speedster (Lot S117.1) at $175,000
  • 1954 Buick Skylark Convertible (Lot S117) at $132,500
  • 1970 Plymouth Superbird (Lot S96) at $127,500
  • 1963 Volkswagen 23 Window Microbus (Lot S180.1) at $125,000
  • 1968 Ford Shelby GT500KR Convertible (Lot S126) at $122,500

    Anaheim 2014 Mecum Auction

    Auction Sales Results:


    Excel: Mecum Car Auctions – Anaheim California Results 2014

    PDF:  Mecum Auctions Anaheim 2014



Mecum’s next auction will be in Kansas City, Mo., Dec. 4-6 with an anticipated 750 classic and collector cars to be offered at Bartle Hall in the Kansas City Convention Center. The following weekend will bring Mecum’s newest event in Austin, Texas, set for Dec. 12-13 at the Austin Convention Center featuring an estimated 600-car lineup. For more details on an upcoming auction, to consign a vehicle or to register as a bidder, visit or call (262) 275-5050. For access to complete auction results and other member benefits, signup for the free InfoNet service offered at

About Mecum Auctions
Nobody sells more than Mecum. Nobody. The Mecum Auction Company is the world leader of collector car, vintage and antique motorcycle, and Road Art sales, hosting auctions throughout the United States. The company has been specializing in the sale of collector cars for 27 years, now offering more than 15,000 vehicles per year and averaging more than one auction each month. Established by President Dana Mecum in 1988, Mecum Auctions remains a family-run company headquartered in Walworth, Wis. For further information, visit or call (262) 275-5050. Follow along with Mecum’s social media news and join us on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Pinterest and Instagram.

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