About RM

OFFERING THE WORLD’S FINEST

RM Sotheby’s (formerly RM Auctions) is the world's largest auction house for investment-quality automobiles. Over the past 35 years, we have cemented our position as the market leader and successfully transformed the global automotive auction scene, helping elevate the perception of collector car auctions to premium events executed at the same level as high-end art auctions. Our vertically integrated range of services, from restoration to private treaty sales, auctions and estate planning, coupled with an expert team of car specialists, international footprint, focus on quality of product and inventiveness of presentation, provides an unsurpassed level of service to the global collector car market.

 

Our business has been fuelled by a love of cars and a passion for producing results since 1976. To date, hundreds of million-dollar-plus automobiles have been sold at our catalogue auctions, which average a 95% sell-through rate. Buyers and sellers have come from all corners of the globe, and last year represented more than 60 countries, from Russia and the Middle East to Asia, Europe, and the Americas. 

 

RM has a diverse calendar of annual auctions hosted throughout North America and Europe. Influenced by location, each event possesses a distinct character, ensuring that any automobile or collection will find the perfect auction venue on our roster. Currently, RM proudly holds four of the top ten all-time records for the most valuable motor cars sold at auction.  In February 2015, RM Auctions formed a strategic partnership with Sotheby’s to become RM Sotheby’s, uniting the two companies for the full calendar of future automobile auctions.

 

AN INTERNATIONAL FOOTPRINT

From its inception, RM’s auction division has experienced consistent and impressive growth, establishing an enviable roster of collector car auction events in a variety of prestigious settings around the globe. Such notable auctions span the United States and include Monterey, California; Hershey, Pennsylvania; Phoenix, Arizona; Detroit, Michigan; and Amelia Island, Florida, where RM partners with the world-famous Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance. In 2007, RM expanded into Europe, hosting record-breaking auctions in Maranello, Italy (2007-2009) and London, England. The company’s European calendar now also includes an annual sale in Paris during the world-famous Retromobile week, along with biennial events in Monaco during the same weekend as the Grand Prix de Monaco Historique and Lake Como, Italy, where the company is the official auction house of the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este.

 

INDUSTRY’S LARGEST TEAM OF SPECIALISTS
RM Sotheby’s employs the world’s largest team of dedicated Car Specialists, who are located around the world and offer services in a number of different languages. Buyers and sellers both benefit from the knowledge of RM´s Car Specialists, who combine more than 530 years of experience buying, selling, racing and restoring automobiles, with many of them being fully immersed in the collector car hobby.

 

CONCIERGE SERVICE
RM Sotheby’s has a world-renowned Client Services team that prides itself on providing the best experience possible for our clients. Our Client Services Department is happy to liaise with our car specialists and research teams to answer any queries you may have regarding specific auction lots, along with providing complete concierge services, including  travel arrangements, pre-arranged bidder registration, transport services, and insurance options.

 

RESEARCH AND MARKETING
RM Sotheby’s is the only auction house to employ a full-time research team, fully dedicated to researching the history and authenticity of each and every car we send to market. Our catalogues are detailed, extensively researched, and beautifully photographed to showcase the consignments to an international standard. Stop by the Access the Knowledge booth, onsite at our events, where you will find our history library and all corresponding information and accessories, including everything from certificates to tool kits, from each lot, as well as a knowledgeable RM staff member to help answer any questions you may have.

 

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Meet the RM Car Specialists - PDF

Alain Squindo


Detroit, Michigan

Alain Squindo joined RM Sotheby's in 2007, after graduating from Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., with a degree in Histo... read more

Alex Classick

aclassick@rmsothebys.com

+ 44 (0) 20 7851 7070
United Kingdom

Alex Classick joined RM Europe in 2011 as a car specialist, after graduating from Nottingham University with a degree in Business Mana... read more

Alexander Weaver

aweaver@rmsothebys.com

+1 310 559 4575
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

Annette Abaci

aabaci@rmsothebys.com

+49 (0) 40 441 95 737
Germany

With post-secondary degrees in Economic Science and Mechanical Engineering, Annette Abaci initially worked part-time at Mercedes-Benz ... read more

Augustin Sabatié-Garat

asabatie-garat@rmsothebys.com

+44 (0) 20 7851 7070
United Kingdom

Augustin Sabatié-Garat joined RM Europe in 2012 as a senior car specialist, after more than a decade in the collector car hobby... read more

Barney Ruprecht

BRuprecht@rmsothebys.com

+1 310 559 4575
California, United States

Barney Ruprecht graduated from Boston University in 2013 with a degree in Hospitality Administration. In ... read more

Dan Warrener

dwarrener@rmsothebys.com

+1 519 352 4575
Ontario, Canada

Possessing a degree in Economics from Brandon University, Dan Warrener spent the initial stages of his career working around the globe... 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 lifelong automobile enthusiast and g... read more

Don Rose

drose@rmsothebys.com

+1 617 513 0388
United States

Don Rose joined RM Auctions in 2006, after many years of professionally trading sports and classic cars, and after earning a reputatio... 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 joined RM Sotheby's in 1998, initially responsible for the transportation and logistics of the company’s auction and re... read more

Ian Kelleher

ikelleher@rmsothebys.com

+1 310 559 4575
New York, United States

Ian Kelleher began his automotive career immediately following his graduation from Oberlin College, with a B.A. in Politica... read more

Jack Boxstrom

jboxstrom@rmsothebys.com

+1 818 703 2816
Ontario, Canada

Jack Boxstrom joined RM Sotheby's in late-1996 to assist with the recently acquired, and subsequently record-breaking, auction in ... read more

Jonathan Sierakowski

JSierakowski@rmsothebys.com

+1 519 352 4575
Ontario, Canada

Jonathan Sierakowski developed a passion for classic cars while working at a restoration shop as a teenag... read more

Max Girardo

mgirardo@rmsothebys.com

+44 (0) 20 7851 7070
United Kingdom

Max Girardo started his career in the vintage automobile industry in 1998, joining Brooks Auctioneers (now Bonhams) as a car specialis... 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 Fairbairn has a longstanding interest in the classic car industry. Gra... read more

Pete Fisher

PFisher@rmsothebys.com

+1 519 352 4575
Ontario, Canada

Pete Fisher was first introduced to antique cars in high school, working for Classic Coachworks in his ho... 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, read more

Rob Myers

+1 519 352 4575
Ontario, Canada

As chairman and founder of the RM Group of Companies, Rob Myers’s entire career has been devoted to the classic car industry. Ro... 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