RM Sotheby’s is the world’s largest auction house for Investment-Quality Automobiles
Over the past 40 years, we have cemented our position as the market leader and successfully transformed the global automotive auction scene. We’ve helped elevate the perception of collector car auctions to premium events executed to the very highest of standards.
Our business has been fueled by a love of cars and a passion for producing results since 1976. Our vertically integrated range of services, from restoration and private treaty sales to auctions and estate planning—coupled with an expert team of Car Specialists, an international footprint, and a focus on product quality and inventiveness of presentation—provide an unsurpassed level of service to the global collector car market.
#1 auction house by total value of cars sold in the past six consecutive years (2014–2019)
#1 in number of cars sold greater than $1,000,000 in the past six consecutive years (2014–2019)
#1 in number of cars sold greater than $250,000 in the past six consecutive years (2014–2019)
#1 sales totals for manufacturers including Ferrari, Porsche, Mercedes-Benz, and Aston Martin.
#1 auction house of choice for significant private collections
#1 in the industry for largest team of dedicated Car Specialists
A truly global clientele with bidders from over 78 countries and consignors from over 40 countries.
90% overall sell-through rate in 2019 with 5,261 lots sold across 26 auctions in 7 countries.
In February 2015, RM Auctions formed a strategic partnership with Sotheby’s to become RM Sotheby’s, thus uniting the two companies for the full calendar of future automobile auctions. Today, RM Sotheby’s stands as the only company in the world with the capabilities, resources, and expertise to effectively handle the sale of any car or collection—regardless of size or complexity.
AUCTIONS AMERICA INTEGRATION
In October 2017, RM Sotheby’s announced that its Auctions America subsidiary would be fully integrated into the RM Sotheby’s Group of Companies. All existing Auctions America sales—including Fort Lauderdale, Auburn Spring, and Auburn Fall—are now held under the RM Auctions banner. This integration will allow RM Sotheby’s to seamlessly serve all levels of the diverse collector car market through one auction house and one team.
Events held under the RM Sotheby’s banner will present blue-chip, investment-quality motor cars, primarily catering to established and seasoned collectors, with average automobile values above $300,000. Auctions held under the RM Sotheby’s banner include Arizona, Paris, Amelia Island, Essen, Monaco, Villa Erba, Monterey, Hershey, London, and Abu Dhabi. Sales now held under the RM Auctions banner will present high-quality collector cars for the entry-level enthusiast through to the seasoned collector, with average automobile values under $300,000. Events to be held under the RM Auctions banner include Palm Beach, Auburn Spring, and Auburn Fall.
By bringing together these two auction powerhouses under one comprehensive brand, we can ensure that all levels of the hobby and all interests therein are well represented and that we can continue to serve our clients to the highest level.