Car Specialist - North America
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Ian Kelleher began his automotive career immediately following his graduation from Oberlin College, with a B.A. in Political Science. After beginning his career as a specialist in Christie’s Motor Car Department, he joined RM Auctions in 2000 and was instrumental in the continued development of the company’s auction catalogues, marketing, and corporate image. Over the years, Ian has played an instrumental role in the success of the company’s Private and Estate Collection Division, managing the auctions of such distinguished collectors as Richard and Linda Kughn, Gene Ponder, John McMullen, Art Astor, Joe MacPherson, Nick Alexander, John Staluppi, and others. He has also managed RM’s various forays into specialized areas of the hobby, including petroliana, mechanical music, and “Kustom Kulture,” to name a few. The son of an automotive engineer with years of experience in the industry and hobby, Ian is based out of RM’s New York office and has a strong knowledge of everything from Brass Era automobiles to sports racing cars. He has actively brought some of the rarest and most desirable motor cars to auction.