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Paris

8 February 2017

RM Sotheby’s 2017 European auction calendar is set to start in spectacular fashion, with a return to Paris, 8 February, for its fourth annual sale during the world-famous Rétromobile show week. Held at the historic Place Vauban in the city’s centre, the stunning grounds offer the perfect setting to present the finest sports, racing, and touring cars from both pre- and post-war periods.

 

The car-collecting world showed up in force in Paris in 2016. There was a buzz was in the air, and the crowd stood on their feet for a few of the most anticipated lots. The Porsche 550 Spyder was the star of the show, which took home an impressive €2.744.000. The featured example was significant for being the 1955 Frankfurt Motor Show car and one of just 75 factory-built ‘customer’ 550 Spyders, with period U.S. racing history that includes 3rd in class at the 1956 Sebring 12 Hours. Supremely eligible for vintage tours, rallies, and racing, it represented a rare and highly coveted prize for collectors and deserved the excellent price it achieved. Other top performers include the Ferrari 400 Superamerica LWB Coupé Aerodinamico, which sold for €2.950.000, and the BMW 507 Roadster Series II, which sold for €2.016.000.

 

With over 35 years’ experience, RM Sotheby’s is the market leader in the collector car hobby. Our international team of expert car specialists, coupled with our in-house research, creative, marketing, PR, and client relations teams, provide an unsurpassed level of service to the global collector car market. To learn more about consigning your important car or collection to RM Sotheby’s, please visit our Consign page.


Schedule

auction

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

7:00 pm
(Auction will run approx. 3-4 hours )

cocktail

Wednesday, February 8, 2017
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

preview

Tuesday, February 7, 2017
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Wednesday, February 8, 2017
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

*All times are shown in the time zone in which the auction is conducted.


Location

Place Vauban
Paris, Paris
France
75007

Admission

Admission is open to the general public during public preview hours only. Admission to the auction on Wednesday, 8 February, is for catalogue holders, registered bidders, consignors, and qualified media only.

 

BIDDER REGISTRATION – €100

Includes an official auction catalogue and admission for one bidder and one guest to the auction.

 

ADMISSION TO PREVIEW

Admission to the preview is open to the general public.

 

ADMISSION TO AUCTION

Please note that the auction is limited to registered bidders, consignors, and qualified media only.

Classic Car Insurance Needs

Our official insurance partner is Hagerty, the global leader in classic car insurance. Hagerty representatives will be available onsite. For further information, please contact:

 

 

 

   Hagerty
1 877 922 9701
www.hagerty.com

 

ACCESS THE KNOWLEDGE

History is important to us, and we work hard to make sure all lots we offer are fully researched and historically accurate. With this in mind, we make sure to include all corresponding information and accessories, from certificates to tool kits, with the lots we sell. All of this is held at our history library on site, under the Access the Knowledge banner, so please visit us if you require further information on a lot being sold in our auction.

Sale Produced By

RM Auctions, Ltd.
46a Carnaby Street
London
United Kingdom
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information@rmauctions.com

Alexander Weaver

aweaver@rmsothebys.com

+1 864 313 6844
California, United States

Alexander Weaver joined RM Sotheby’s in 2011 as a Car Specialist after graduating from Furman University in South Carolina. Born... read more

Augustin Sabatié-Garat

asabatie-garat@rmsothebys.com

+44 (0) 74 1511 4179
United Kingdom

Augustin Sabatié-Garat joined RM Europe in 2012 as a Car Specialist after more than a decade in the collector car hobby. Gradua... read more

Barney Ruprecht

bruprecht@rmsothebys.com

+1 203 912 7168
Ontario, Canada

Barney’s interest in classic cars began at an early age after being introduced to his father’s all-original 1965 Porsche 9... read more

David Swig

dswig@rmsothebys.com

+1 415 302 2247
California, United States

David Swig joined RM Sotheby’s West Coast division as a Car Specialist in May 2015. He is a life-long automobile enthusiast and ... read more

Don Rose

drose@rmsothebys.com

+1 617 513 0388
United States

Don joined RM in 2006 after several years of professionally trading sports and classic cars, and after earning a reputation as a noted... read more

Donnie Gould

dgould@rmsothebys.com

+1 954 566 2209
Florida, United States

Donnie Gould joined the RM team in 2002 as a partner and Car Specialist after more than two decades in the vintage automobile auction ... read more

Gord Duff

gduff@rmsothebys.com

+1 519 352 4575
Ontario, Canada

Gord Duff began his journey with RM Sotheby’s in 1998. Since then, he has gained an intimate knowledge of a variety of marques a... read more

Ian Kelleher

ikelleher@rmsothebys.com

+1 310 559 4575
California, United States

Ian Kelleher began his automotive career immediately following his graduation from Oberlin College with a Bachelor of Arts in Politica... read more

Jake Auerbach

jauerbach@rmsothebys.com

+1 310 559 4575
California, United States

Jake Auerbach got his start in the automotive industry at an early age, spending his summers during high school working at a classic c... read more

Jonathan Sierakowski

jonathan@rmsothebys.com

+1 519 352 4575
Ontario, Canada

Jonathan Sierakowski developed a passion for classic cars while working at a Connecticut restoration shop as a teenager. He graduated with a... read more

Kurt Forry

kforry@rmsothebys.com

+1 717 623 1638
California, United States

Having worked for Bonhams’ Automobilia department for over 10 years, Kurt Forry joined RM Sotheby’s with more than a decad... read more

Matt Malamut

mmalamut@rmsothebys.com

+1 805 231 6410
California, United States

A long-time car enthusiast and Southern California native, Matt studied Automotive Technology at San Diego Miramar College and complet... read more

Michael Squire

msquire@rmsothebys.com

+44 (0) 20 7851 7070
United Kingdom

... read more

Mike Fairbairn

mfairbairn@rmsothebys.com

+1 519 352 4575
Ontario, Canada

As one of the three founding partners of RM Sotheby’s, Mike has a long-standing interest in the classic car industry. Graduating... read more

Oliver Camelin

ocamelin@rmsothebys.com

+44 (0) 75 0110 7447
United Kingdom

With an extensive background in exotic sports car history and sales, a particular passion for American curves, and fluency in three la... read more

Paul Darvill

pdarvill@rmsothebys.com

+44 (0) 20 7851 7070
United Kingdom

Paul Darvill joined the RM Sotheby’s European team at the beginning of 2015. Paul holds a degree in French and Politics from the... read more

Pete Fisher

pfisher@rmsothebys.com

+1 519 784 9300
Ontario, Canada

Pete Fisher was first introduced to antique cars in high school, working for Classic Coachworks in his hometown of Blenheim, Ontario. He att... read more

Peter Wallman

pwallman@rmsothebys.com

+44 (0) 20 7851 7070
United Kingdom

Peter Wallman joined RM Europe in 2007 following nearly two decades in the international advertising industry, where he was based out ... read more

Shelby Myers

smyers@rmsothebys.com

+1 310 559 4575
California, United States

Shelby Myers grew up with the classic car industry infused into every aspect of his life. He had the unique opportunity to watch the R... read more

Tonnie Van der Velden

tvandervelden@rmsothebys.com

+31 653 84 19 60
United Kingdom

Tonnie Van der Velden joined RM Sotheby’s European division in September 2015 as a Car Specialist. A lifelong enthusiast, Tonnie... read more