When Rétromobile didn’t happen this February, RM transitioned quickly to a “Paris” auction that was conducted on its Online Only platform. Even the cars were socially distanced with locations including the UK, Germany, Monaco, the Netherlands, Italy, and even Guernsey in the Channel Islands.
Forty lots were offered of which twenty-six were sold, a 65 percent sale rate. They brought a total of $10,375,006 at an exchange rate of $1,2126/€1.
While most of the lots brought expected prices, three smashed expectations: the “Gold Collection” Ferrari 308 GTS, the singular Isdera Commendatore 112i. and the Ferrari 348 GT Michelotto Competizione.
Much of the consignment was made up of three collections: The “Gold Collection,” a six-lot collection of Lamborghinis (including the Miura SV that was the top lot in the sale at $2.9 million) and a group of Bowler– built and prepared off roaders.
Lacking live, in-person auctions in the near COVID future, RM’s “Paris” auction kicked off a trio of Online Only sales, with others later in February and in March before RM Sotheby’s (perhaps-optimistically scheduled) live auction at Amelia Island May 22.