Paris

7 February 2018

RM Sotheby's kicks off its 2018 European calendar in spectacular fashion with a return to Paris, 7 February, for its fifth 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 2017, and the company achieved a gross sales total of €27,576,400 ($29,451,595 USD)*—the best-ever result for the Rétromobile week auction. The star lot of the night was the beautiful 1934 Alfa Romeo Tipo B P3, and it fully deserved its achieved €3,920,000. The second biggest seller of the night was the 1973 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Spider, which attracted huge attention and generated a €2,156,000 top bid.

 

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.

 

Consignments close late November. If you’re interested in consigning a vehicle to the Paris sale, please contact one of our knowledgeable Car Specialists, e-mail us, or call +44 (0) 20 7851 7070.


Schedule

auction

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

preview

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

reception

We invite all guests in possession of a catalogue to a drinks reception on Tuesday and Wednesday evening at Place Vauban.

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Preview by Catalogue

Wednesday, February 7, 2018


Location

Place Vauban
Paris
France
75007

Admission

ADMISSION

Admission is open to the general public during preview hours only. Admission to the auction on Wednesday, 7 February, is for 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.

 

PUBLIC PREVIEW – FREE OF CHARGE

 

PREVIEW BY CATALOGUE – €70

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

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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 911. Barney l... 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. David is a life-long automobile enthusi... 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

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

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

Michael Squire joined RM Sotheby’s European Division in the summer of 2016. He comes to RM with a prestigious racing background ... 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. ... 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