Car Specialist – Europe
Augustin Sabatié-Garat joined RM Europe in 2012 as a Car Specialist after more than a decade in the collector car hobby. Graduating from the Université de Technologie de Compiègne (UTC) with a degree in Mechanical Engineering and Project Management, Gus also served as a classic car consultant during his academic years. In 2002, he joined Artcurial in Paris, France, as a junior car specialist, playing an integral role in the Rolf Meyer Mercedes Auction. His extensive experience in the auction business also includes a role in Sotheby’s 2005 Maranello Auction. Fluent in French, English, Italian, and Spanish, Augustin specializes in numerous European marques, including Ferrari, post-war Alfa Romeo, Maserati, Lamborghini, Bugatti, Hispano-Suiza, Jaguar, and Citroën. He is also knowledgeable about Aston Martin, Porsche, Mercedes-Benz, Austin-Healey, and Riva (boats). Fully immersed in the classic car hobby, Augustin regularly attends classic car rallies throughout Europe and practices his mechanical proficiency by restoring the cars in his collection.
Gus’ most memorable RM moment occurred while doing a photoshoot of the Ferrari 290 MM at the Ferrari Factory with Piero Ferrari for the New York sale last year; it was truly a historic moment. Another one of Gus’ favorite RM moments was researching and test driving the Ferrari 340/375 MM 0320AM and the Ferrari 212 Export 0158ED.