Why Consign with RM?

As the global leader in the collector car auction industry, RM is best positioned to reach a worldwide market of elite collectors who have personal relationships with our international team of specialists. Consigning with RM offers many unique benefits:

  • The industry´s most experienced team of knowledgeable car specialists
  • Solid track record of results, including many world records and an average sell-through rate of over 90%
  • A diverse and international calendar of annual auction events
  • Competitive auction fees and tailored commission structures
  • Prolific, comprehensive, and targeted promotional campaigns
  • Concierge-style client services

How to Consign

Step 1: Contact an RM Car Specialist
RM Sotheby's dedicated team of Car Specialists is the best in the industry. Located around the world, we offer services in a number of different languages. Each specialist is fully immersed in the collector car hobby with the passion, knowledge, and experience needed to successfully market your automobile to an international network of buyers.
Step 2: Talk about the Specifics
The discussion with a Car Specialist will include:
  • The specifics of your car in order to arrive at a reasonable market value and, should you choose, a reserve price;
  • What auction venue (as we have many) will be the best fit for you and your automobile(s); and
  • The information you will need to provide us with to properly market your automobile(s). This usually includes a detailed description of the car´s conditions, provenance, racing and/or award history, and a briefing on any restoration or modification the car has undergone.
Step 3: Complete a Consignment Package

Before you sell with RM Sotheby's you must sign a seller´s agreement. All sales with RM Sotheby's are subject to our terms and conditions. Your Car Specialist and/or our Admin team can answer any questions regarding these conditions. Please note that a clear, transferable title must be provided at this time.

Step 4: World-Class Marketing
Once you have remitted your entry fee, our Cataloguing Department will contact you to discuss the research and photography arrangements for your automobile(s). RM´s industry-leading catalogues are detailed, extensively researched, and beautifully photographed in order to showcase your consignments to their fullest potential.
Step 5: Experience the Results!
As a consignor, your presence at the sale is encouraged and welcomed, and you will be provided with complimentary admission and bidder registration at the event. We also offer preferred rates at hotels that we share with our clients. Once the auction is over and a successful bidder has purchased your automobile(s), you will receive a check or wire transfer within 20 business days of receipt of payment from the buyer.


We look forward to establishing a long-lasting relationship with you and sharing our passion for this exciting hobby.

Checkout our seller FAQ for more information.

New York - ICONS
6 December 2017

18-19 January 2018

7 February 2018

Alexander Weaver


+1 864 313 6844
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

Augustin Sabatié-Garat


+44 (0) 74 1511 4179
United Kingdom

Augustin Sabatié-Garat joined RM Europe in 2012 as a Car Specialist after more than a decade in the collector car hobby. Gradua... read more

Barney Ruprecht


+1 203 912 7168
Ontario, Canada

Barney’s interest in classic cars began at an early age after being introduced to his father’s all-original 1965 Porsche 911. Barney l... read more

David Swig


+1 415 302 2247
California, United States

David Swig joined RM Sotheby’s West Coast division as a Car Specialist in May 2015. David is a life-long automobile enthusi... read more

Don Rose


+1 617 513 0388
United States

Don joined RM in 2006 after several years of professionally trading sports and classic cars, and after earning a reputation as a noted... read more

Donnie Gould


+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


+1 519 352 4575
Ontario, Canada

Gord Duff began his journey with RM Sotheby’s in 1998. Since then, he has gained an intimate knowledge of a variety of marques a... read more

Jake Auerbach


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California, United States

Jake Auerbach got his start in the automotive industry at an early age, spending his summers during high school working at a classic c... read more

Kurt Forry


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California, United States

Having worked for Bonhams’ Automobilia department for over 10 years, Kurt Forry joined RM Sotheby’s with more than a decad... read more

Matt Malamut


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California, United States

A long-time car enthusiast and Southern California native, Matt studied Automotive Technology at San Diego Miramar College and complet... read more

Michael Squire


+44 (0) 20 7851 7070
United Kingdom

Michael Squire joined RM Sotheby’s European Division in the summer of 2016. He comes to RM with a prestigious racing background ... read more

Mike Fairbairn


+1 519 352 4575
Ontario, Canada

As one of the three founding partners of RM Sotheby’s, Mike has a long-standing interest in the classic car industry. Graduating... read more

Oliver Camelin


+44 (0) 75 0110 7447
United Kingdom

With an extensive background in exotic sports car history and sales, a particular passion for American curves, and fluency in three la... read more

Paul Darvill


+44 (0) 20 7851 7070
United Kingdom

Paul Darvill joined the RM Sotheby’s European team at the beginning of 2015. Paul holds a degree in French and Politics from the... read more

Pete Fisher


+1 519 784 9300
Ontario, Canada

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

Shelby Myers


+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

Tonnie Van der Velden


+31 653 84 19 60
United Kingdom

Tonnie Van der Velden joined RM Sotheby’s European division in September 2015 as a Car Specialist. A lifelong enthusiast, Tonnie... read more