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RM Auctions - 2014 Classic Car Auction


RM Auctions in Arizona
© 2011 Judy Hedding

RM Auctions is one of several auction companies that conducts a classic car auction in Arizona each January.

Beginning as a car restoration company in 1976, RM Auctions has grown into a well-respected investment-grade collector car auction company, offering the finest motor cars to a discerning clientele. Collectors and admirers of vintage automobiles flock to Arizona each winter, and RM Auctions is high on the list of must-attend classic car auctions. In October 2011 RM Auctions sold the world’s oldest running motor car, a historic 1884 De Dion Bouton et Trepardoux Dos-a-Dos Steam Runabout, for an impressive $4.62 million. That was a record!

Want to see what it is like to attend the auction? Enjoy these pictures from a previous RM Auctions Phoenix event.

When is the Arizona RM Auctions event?

Thursday, January 16, 2014 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Friday, January 17, 2014 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Auction (registered bidders only):
Thursday, January 16, 2014 - starts at 5 p.m.
Friday, January 17, 2014 - starts at 5 p.m.

Where is it?

At the Arizona Biltmore Resort & Spa in Phoenix, Arizona. That is located near 24th Street & Missouri in Phoenix, Arizona. Here is a map with directions to the Arizona Biltmore.

How much does it cost to attend the auction?

Previews are open to the public at no charge. You must be a registered bidder to attend the auction. Aside from typical registration requirements, like identification and a bank guarantee or credit card authorization, bidders pay $200 which includes the catalog and admission for two people. You can register to be a bidder online for bidding at the auction, by phone or via the Internet.

How do I know what kinds of cars will be auctioned?

This year's sale features more than 120 motor cars, led by a 1958 Ferrari 250 GT LWB California Spider, chassis 1055 GT.

You can see all the vehicles offered online. You can also order the catalog (which is also your ticket to get into the event). If you order the catalog online, and you intend to come to either the preview or the auction, don't forget to bring your catalog with you!

What does "without reserve" mean?

The term "without reserve" means that there is no minimum required bid for that vehicle. The auctioneer will sell the vehicle to the highest bidder. At this auction, some vehicles are auctioned without reserve and some are not.

What else should I know about attending RM Auctions?

During preview days, you are welcome to walk around and take a look at all the vehicles that will be auctioned. You may take photographs.

Is there a vendor show or entertainment at this event?

No, you won't find memorabilia, trinkets or toy cars here. There's no night club or entertainment. Just classic cars. Food and beverages are available for purchase.

Do you have pictures?

Yes. These pictures were taken in January 2011, and will give you an idea of what you have to look forward to.

I have more questions!

Visit RM Auctions online or call them at 1-800-211-4371.

All dates, times, prices and offerings are subject to change without notice.

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