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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!

See ya’ at the show

Diane's up for a Road Trip to Kissimmee tomorrow!

450 Collector Cars to be offered by Auctions America in Fort Lauderdale, Florida

News Release Courtesy of Auctions America, (2014).
Reproduced with  kind permission of Auctions America.
Car Photographs –   All rights reserved. (2014) Auctions America

Auctions America’s annual Fort Lauderdale sale kicks off the 2015 auction season, March 27-29 at the Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center. Now in its 13th year, the event is well-established as South Florida’s premier collector car auction and has been witness to the sale of some of the world’s most important and exciting collector cars over the years.

$21 Million Dollars in Record Sales in 2014 for South Florida.  Come See What’s Next!

In 2014, the auction posted its most successful performance to date, generating more than $21 million in sales as well as attracting record attendance.  The 2015 event is set to build on Auctions America’s strong track record in South Florida, with more than 450 quality collector cars expected to cross the block.

The offering will span the spectrum of the market from American classics, European sports cars, Detroit muscle, hot rods and customs, catering for a broad range of automotive tastes and budgets.


Last Year’s Top 5 Cars:

1963 Shelby 289 Cobra
Sold for $825,000

1973 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona
Sold for $605,000

2006 Ford GT Heritage Edition
Sold for $412,500

1934 Packard Twelve Convertible Sedan
Sold for $390,500

1970 Plymouth Hemi Superbird
Sold for $319,000


For further information and to view a frequently updated list of entries, please visit or call toll free 954-566-2209.


Presented by:  Auctions America
Sale dates:      March 27-29, 2015

Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center
1950 Eisenhower Blvd. Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33316

Contact information:
t: 954-566-2209   f: 954-566-2212

Cars listed so far for 2015 show
Photos courtesy of Auctions America –  Copyright 2014.


FL15_r0008_011956 Austin-Healey 100 Le Mans Roadster
Estimate: $ 65,000 – $ 75,000
FL15_r0009_012003 Bentley Azure Mulliner Drophead Coupe
Estimate: $ 75,000 – $ 85,000
FL15_r0093_011940 Cadillac Series 62 Convertible Coupe
Estimate: $ 65,000 – $ 80,000
FL15_r0013_011957 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz Convertible
Estimate: $140,000 – $180,000
FL15_r0014_011960 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz Convertible Estimate: $100,000 – $120,000
FL15_r0012_011967 Cadillac Eldorado
Estimate: $ 40,000 – $ 50,000
FL15_r0025_011967 Chevrolet Corvette 427/435 Roadster
Offered Without Reserve
FL15_r0036_011968 Chevrolet Corvette L71 427/435 Roadster
Estimate: $ 90,000 – $110,000
FL15_r0021_011969 Chevrolet Camaro SS 396 Sport Coupe
Offered Without Reserve
FL15_r0061_011990 Chevrolet Corvette ZR-1
Estimate: $ 25,000 – $ 35,000
1949 Chrysler Town & Country Convertible
Estimate: $ 70,000 – $ 85,000
FL15_r0024_011961 Chrysler 300G Convertible
Offered Without Reserve
 1959 Dodge Royal Lancer Convertible
1959 Dodge Royal Lancer Convertible
Estimate: $ 90,000 – $120,000
1982 Excalibur Series IV Phaeton1982 Excalibur Series IV Phaeton
Estimate: $ 30,000 – $ 35,000
Offered Without Reserve
1979 Ferrari Dino 308 GT4 1979 Ferrari Dino 308 GT4
Estimate: $ 60,000 – $ 80,000
 1979 Ferrari Dino 308 GT4
 1990 Ferrari Testarossa
Estimate: $ 80,000 – $100,000
1972 Fiat
1972 Fiat 124 Sport Spider Roadster
Estimate: $ 8,000 – $ 12,000
1930 Ford Model A Closed Cab Pickup
1930 Ford Model A Closed Cab Pickup
Estimate: $ 24,000 – $ 28,000
1956 Ford Fairlane Victoria
1956 Ford Fairlane Victoria Estimate:
$ 25,000 – $ 30,000
 1956 Ford Thunderbird
1956 Ford Thunderbird
Estimate: $ 30,000 – $ 35,000