Always kicking off the collector car auction season on a strong note, RM Sotheby’s returns to the vibrant grounds of the Arizona Biltmore Resort & Spa in Phoenix, 18–19 January, for its 19th annual Arizona sale.
Our 18th annual Arizona auction was one for the books as a one-off, owner-commissioned 1939 Mercedes-Benz 540 K Special Roadster sold for a final $6,600,000. Numerous best-of-category Ferraris also took top honors, led by a 1969 Ferrari 365 GTS, which surpassed its pre-sale estimate and realized $3,602,500—nearly triple the previous auction record for the model.
Attracting bidders from 30 countries—20 percent of which were new RM Sotheby’s clientele—the company’s 18th annual Phoenix sale was a truly global event, once again illustrating that Arizona is the epicenter of the collector car world in January.
RM Sotheby’s 2018 Arizona sale is set to continue the company’s strong track record in Phoenix, presenting more than 100 blue-chip automobiles from the world’s most iconic marques. Hand-selected by RM Sotheby’s international team of specialists, the catalogue will span the spectrum of the market, from pre-war classics and contemporary supercars through important sports and racing cars.
With over 35 years’ experience, RM Sotheby’s is the market leader in the collector car hobby. Our international team of expert Car Specialists coupled with our in-house Research, Creative, Marketing, PR, and Client Service teams provide an unsurpassed level of service in the global collector car market.