1974 Ferrari 246 Dino GTS At Auctions America

From over 400 cars to be offered at , one certainly stands out with its exclusivity. It is 1974 Ferrari 246 Dino GTS which will be offered in Burbank, California, from August 1-3, 2013 on
Auctions America. 1974 Ferrari 246 Dino GTS Dino was a marque for mid-engined, rear-drive sports cars produced by Ferrari from 1968 to 1976. The Dino marque was meant to be used for cars with engines that had fewer than 12 cylinders, reserving the Ferrari name for the V-12 and flat 12 models. The name was retired after that point, in favour of conventional Ferrari branding. This particularly 1974 Ferrari 246 Dino GTS is in outstanding condition. It has chassis number 08286, and has a cosmetic restoration and mechanical service done at Kudensport in Camarillo, CA. It is equipped with Daytona seats, factory air conditioning, Becker radio, and excellent mouse hair dash. This outstanding 246 GTS Dino, chassis 08286, benefits from a cosmetic restoration and mechanical service at Kudensport in Camarillo

RM Tops 2011 Pebble Beach Auction Results with Record $80 Millions in Sale

  • RM’s 2011 Monterey auction posts $80 million in sales with a strong 88% sell-through
  • 14 cars achieve individual million-dollar-plus sale results
  • Two-day sale establishes numerous new auction records including highest grossing single-day collector car auction with over $60.5 million generated during Saturday’s sale session
  • Top-sellers: 1937 Mercedes-Benz 540 K Spezial Roadster achieves $9,680,000; and 1960 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta Competizione brings $5,280,000
  • Iconic 1970 Porsche 911s formerly owned by the ‘King of Cool’ Steve McQueen and featured in the epic film ‘Le Mans’ realizes $1,375,000
RM 2011 Pebble Beach Auction BLENHEIM, Ontario (August 25, 2011) – RM Auctions confirmed its standing as the world’s leading collector car auction house for investment-quality automobiles on the weekend, posting the highest auction results of this year’s famed Pebble Beach motoring week with a record $80,142,000 in total sales, including a select series of private after sales, and 88% of all lots sold. The impressive results tally – up from $67 million in 2010 – represents the highest auction results ever achieved during the Monterey classic car week and includes 14 individual million-dollar-plus sale results. In addition, the sale established a number of new auction records, including that for the highest dollar single-day collector car auction in history with over $60.5 million in sales generated during RM’s Saturday sale session on August 20. Additional records included the sale of an exceptional 1937 Mercedes-Benz 540 K Spezial Roadster, chassis number 154140, which achieved a final sales price of $9,680,000 to establish a new world record for a Mercedes-Benz sold at auction; along with the 1970 Porsche 911s formerly owned by the ‘King of Cool’ Steve McQueen and featured in his epic Hollywood film Le Mans, which set a new auction record for a 911, realizing $1,375,000. The sale of the 911s on Friday represented RM’s 200th million-dollar-plus automobile sold at auction. RM 2011 Pebble Beach Auction Also entering the history books was the 1958 BMW 507 Roadster, formerly owned by first ‘Bond’ girl, Ursula Andress with its record-setting sales price of $1,072,500; and the c.1899 Columbia Electric Landaulet, which more than doubled its pre-sale estimate, selling for $550,000 – a record price for an electric car sold at auction. We are thrilled with the results from our Monterey sale on the weekend, which not only reflect our biggest Monterey sale to date, but also a vibrant market and continued interest and enthusiasm in the hobby from around the world, says Rob Myers, Chairman & Founder, RM Auctions. Illustrating RM’s global clientele, bidders represented 20 countries, including as far away as Argentina, the United Arab Emirates and Japan, with those in the room joined by bidders on the phone and over the Internet. We look forward to continuing the momentum at our annual Hershey, Pennsylvania and London, England events in October, adds Myers. In celebration of Mercedes-Benz’s 125th anniversary, the sale featured the most important collection of historic Mercedes-Benz vehicles ever presented at public auction – an offering that generated strong interest among discerning collectors and spirited bidding. In addition to the sale-topping 1937 Mercedes-Benz 540 K Spezial Roadster, also on offer were four other supercharged eight-cylinder Mercedes from the 1930s, each inspected by veteran experts from Mercedes-Benz Classic in Germany prior to the sale, and each fetching multi-million-dollar results. RM Auctions was honored to join forces with Mercedes-Benz in Monterey this year for what was an unprecedented sale of Mercedes-Benz automobiles and a great celebration of the marque’s rich heritage. The results, including the record-setting Mercedes-Benz 540 K Spezial Roadster sale, speak for themselves and reflect the incredible quality of the motor cars presented. We are grateful in particular to Mercedes-Benz Classic in Germany for their assistance in inspecting the vehicles prior to the sale, added Myers. Continuing RM’s reputation as the specialists for private and estate collections, additional sale highlights included the presentation of a select group of motor cars from the distinguished Lyon Family Collection. Collectors recognized the incredible quality and condition of these select automobiles, as illustrated by the strong prices realized.

RM Auctions’ 2011 Monterey Million-Dollar-Plus Sales:

  • Lot 148 –1970 Porsche 911S Steve McQueen ‘Le Mans’ Movie Car –$1,375,000
  • Lot 152 – 1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4 Berlinetta – $1,485,000
  • Lot 229 – 1955 Ferrari 750 Monza Spyder – $2,530,000
  • Lot 232 – 1939 Mercedes-Benz 540 K Spezial Roadster – $4,620,000 (Lyon Family Collection)
  • Lot 236 – 1936 Mercedes-Benz 540 K Spezial Coupe – $3,080,000 (Lyon Family Collection)
  • Lot 237 – 1952 Ferrari 340 Mexico Berlinetta – $3,685,000
  • Lot 238 – 1958 BMW 507 Roadster – $1,072,500 (Lyon Family Collection)
  • Lot 242 – 1937 Mercedes-Benz 540 K Spezial Roadster – $9,680,000
  • Lot 244 – 1960 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta Competizione – $5,280,000
  • Lot 247 – 1935 Mercedes-Benz 500 K Roadster – $3,767,500 (Lyon Family Collection)
  • Lot 248 – 1953 Ferrari 375 America Coupe – $1,980,000
  • Lot 249 – 1936 Mercedes-Benz 540 K Sport Cabriolet A – $2,970,000
  • Lot 251 – 1924 Mercedes-Benz 28/95 Sport Phaeton – $1,017,500
  • Lot 252 – 1962 Ferrari 400 Superamerica Coupe – $2,090,000
In addition to RM’s strong auction performance, the company’s restoration division also enjoyed success on the show field at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance on Sunday, with the 1938 Talbot-Lago T150-C Figoni et Falaschi Coupé owned by Richard Stephens of Auburn, California, judged ‘Best in Class’ and a ‘Best of Show Nominee’, and the 1960 Plymouth XNR Ghia Roadster, owned by Kareem Edde from Beirut, Lebanon, judged ‘Third in Class’ and recipient of the coveted ‘Gran Turismo’ award. Other award-winning entries included the 1931 Duesenberg J Packard Roadster, owned by Robert and Brigitte Thayer of Atlanta, Georgia, which was honored with a class award, along with the 1933 Cadillac 452 C Fleetwood Imperial Sedan, owned by Michael & Wendy Fairbairn of Ontario, Canada; and, the 1938 Mercedes-Benz 540 K Sports Tourer owned by William Parfet of Hickory Corners, Michigan. As a special feature, the concours also included the unveiling of Edsel Ford’s 1934 Model 40 Special Speedster, restored to its timeless elegance by RM’s award-winning restoration team for Edsel & Eleanor Ford House. RM 2011 Pebble Beach Auction RM Auctions continues its 2011 calendar in Hershey, Pennsylvania on October 6-7, 2011, closely followed by its annual London, UK sale at Battersea Evolution, October 26, 2011. For further information on upcoming events along with complete official results from RM’s 2011 Monterey sale, please visit www.rmauctions.com. RM 2011 Pebble Beach Auction

RM Auctions and Sotheby’s Presents the Renowned Milhous Collection

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The Milhous Collection

Sale features an unprecedented selection of motor cars, mechanical musical instruments and collectibles meticulously assembled over five decades

(Press Release –  BLENHEIM, Ontario, July 19, 2011) – Continuing its reputation as the specialists for private and estate collection sales, RM Auctions, the world’s largest collector car auction house, will lift the gavel on the renowned Milhous Collection during a multi-day sale near Palm Beach, Florida, February 2012. Featuring an unprecedented collection of automobiles, mechanical musical instruments and collectibles, the sale will be presented in association with Sotheby’s with whom RM Auctions has collaborated in the past. RM is honored to have been selected by the Milhous brothers to represent their collection at auction. I’ve known Bob and Paul Milhous for many years and their museum is one of the finest private displays I have ever seen. Those that have had the privilege to tour the collection over the years can attest to its incredible significance, extraordinary quality and presentation, says Rob Myers, Chairman and Founder, RM Auctions. It is always a pleasure to work with the Sotheby’s team and we look forward to joining forces with them once again to present this magnificent collection, Myers adds. David Redden, Vice Chairman of Sotheby’s adds, Personal, whimsical, brilliant, the Milhous Collection is a whirling circus of magical music-making machines, gleaming motor cars and the beloved paraphernalia of small town life in olden days. Who could visit this collection without being amazed, enchanted and suddenly very happy?
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The Milhous Collection

Carefully amassed over the past fifty years by brothers Bob and Paul Milhous, the Milhous Collection reflects a lifelong interest and fascination in mechanicals, from automobiles to an impressive range of mechanical musical instruments. It also reflects the brothers’ meticulous collecting philosophy; items were handpicked from around the world, with an emphasis on the rarest and most desirable examples produced by the industry’s most prominent names. Now, after five decades of welcoming countless visitors to tour their impressive private museum, the Milhous brothers prepare to share the joy the collection has brought them over the years with other passionate collectors. Among a long list of highlights poised for the auction podium – a superb gathering of automobiles, ranging from high-horsepower Brass era cars, coachbuilt classics and historically-significant Indianapolis racing cars, and, an unprecedented selection of mechanical musical instruments, highlighted by the world’s most desirable and exceptional theatre, fair and dance organs. Collectors with a penchant for music will also be treated to one of the largest compilations of major orchestrion pieces ever to be offered at auction, joined by a world-class selection of historic music boxes. The impressive offering is rounded out by an eclectic assortment of other collectibles, ranging from ornate hall and tower clocks to such decorative art pieces as Tiffany lamps and various artworks, as well as a diverse series of petroliana, neon and porcelain signs, unique gasoline-powered tether cars and models, and a large range of firearms from the late 19th century.
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The Milhous Collection

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The Milhous Collection

RM Aauctions Achieves over €23 Million in Two Hours at Debut Sale at the Concorso D’Eleganza Villa D’Este

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  • RM Auctions posts over €23 million in sales during two hours of furious bidding at its inaugural sale at the world-renowned Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este
  • Six automobiles fetch over €1 million, with two lots surpassing €3 million
  • Top-sellers: 1955 Ferrari 375 MM Berlinetta achieves €3.36 million and an exquisite 1938 Talbot-Lago T150-C SS Teardrop Coupé brings over €3.1 million
  • Bertone S.p.A Collection exceeds all expectations, resulting in €3.6 million in total sales
CERNOBBIO, Italy (24 May, 2011) – RM Auctions, the world’s largest collector car auction house for investment-quality automobiles, kicked off its 2011 European calendar in style on the weekend, posting over €23 million ($33,436,750) at its debut sale at the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este in Cernobbio, Italy. Held in conjunction with the celebrated Italian concorso d’eleganza, the two-hour sale treated a discerning international audience to one of the most significant offerings of collector cars presented in recent auction history, including the highly-anticipated sale of six unique Bertone concept cars. Featuring a handpicked selection of 32 motor cars, six automobiles achieved individual million-euro-plus results, with two lots surpassing €3 million. Top sale honours went to a stunning 1955 Ferrari 375 MM Berlinetta for €3,360,000, along with a breathtaking, concours-quality 1938 Talbot-Lago T150-C SS Teardrop Coupé which sold for €3,136,000

Two Duesenberg Model J Take Top Spots at Auburn Spring Sale

1932 Duesenberg Model J Five Passenger Sedan 1932 Duesenberg Model J Five Passenger Sedan This past weekend, Auctions America continued its mission to rebuild the Auburn Auction Park over the weekend, hosting a successful debut Spring sale in Auburn, Indiana, May 12-15. Attracting collectors and enthusiasts from across the continent and as far away as Argentina, Belgium and Austria, the three-day Auburn Spring Collector Car Auction presented 424 automobiles and a select range of memorabilia, generating over $6.75 million in sales with 66% of all lots sold. Two majestic Model J Duesenbergs were the toast of the auction; the top-seller was a 1932 Duesenberg Model J Five-Passenger Sedan, which fetched $404,250, while a 1932 Duesenberg Model J Dual-Cowl Phaeton achieved $375,000. Also offered on Saturday was Baseball Hall of Famer Reggie Jackson’s 1965 Shelby Mustang GT 350, which attracted lively bidding and exceeded its pre-sale estimate to sell for $247,500.

Historic GM Futurliner Bus Leads Parade of Collector Cars at Auburn Spring Eevent

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  • Auctions America by RM to present inaugural ‘Auburn Spring’ collector car auction May 12-15, 2011

  • A rare GM Futurliner bus is an early featured lot

  • Highly-regarded Carlisle Events to host its first swap meet and car corral outside of Pennsylvania

(AUBURN, Ind.) – An unrestored Futurliner bus from GM’s ‘Parade of Progress’ of the 1940s and ‘50s is an early star consignment for the expected roster of 1,000 quality motor cars and motorcycles going up for bids when Auctions America by RM opens the gates at its famous 235-acre Auburn Auction Park May 12 – 15 for its inaugural Auburn Spring event. To add to the weekend’s excitement, the park grounds will be buzzing with the hundreds of vendors who will set up shop on the swap meet field and in the car corral, coordinated by the respected Pennsylvania-based Carlisle Events.

RM Auctions Selects Salon Prive at Syon Park for All-new “Quintessentiallly English” UK Sale

– RM Auctions named official auction house of the UK’s esteemed Salon Privé Luxury Super Car Event and Concours d’Elegance – Scheduled 23rd June, 2011, fresh new RM sale is exclusively dedicated to British automobiles and select range of motorcycles – Early consignments include a fabulous 1929 Bentley Speed Six “Le Mans” VDP Tourer LONDON (26 January, 2011) – RM Auctions, the world’s largest collector car auction house, is delighted to announce that it has selected the Salon Privé luxury car show and Concours d’Elegance at Syon Park, as the venue for its third annual European sale.