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DETROIT MUSCLE CARS LEAD THE PACK AT MICHIGAN INTERNATIONAL SPRING CLASSIC CAR AUCTION

Michigan Spring International Classic Car Auction

RM Classic Cars To Feature Over 400 Classic, Sports and Muscle Cars At the Mid-West’s Largest Collector Car Auction at the Novi Expo Center, Novi, Michigan – April 23, 24 & 25th, 2004

BLENHEIM, Ontario, Canada (March 29, 2004) – In the collector car business, one of the hottest markets is big block, 4-speed, American built muscle cars. Many of these increasingly rare autos and others can be found at the RM Classic Cars’ Michigan International Spring Classic Car Auction at the Novi Expo Center, April 23, 24 & 25, 2004. RM has assembled an outstanding collection of over 400 vehicles from nearly every decade of motoring history.

“This is a great opportunity for car enthusiasts to get that sports car or muscle they’ve always wanted”, remarks Dan Spendick of RM Classic Cars. “What better place to buy or sell a classic car than in the heart of the Motorcity” adds Rob Myers, founder of RM.

Some of the historical auction highlights include:
  • 1970 Plymouth AAR ‘Cuda – A prime example of Detroit’s contribution to the muscle car world. Finished in the original sassy grass green, this car was based on Dan Gurney’s All American Racers team cars. Featuring a 340 engine with six-pack carbs, heavy duty 727 automatic transmission and Trans-Am ratio steering. Runs and drives with that instant power of a true AAR ‘Cuda.
  • 1967 Plymouth GTX Hemi - Four-speed, original 426 hemi engine, carbs and exhaust manifolds, 4:10 rear end and build sheet. Equipped with power steering, power brakes, console and tachometer. Original sheet metal. A true American muscle car capable of 0-60 in less than 5 seconds!
  • 1967 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe - Big block 427 cu. in. engine. Total body-off restoration with no expense spared. Complete documentation, with every owner dating back to 1967. Comes with original protect-o-plate and window sheet.
  • 1968 Chevrolet Camaro RS/SS - 396 cu. in., 375hp and automatic transmission. Fifteen factory options including, power steering, power disc brakes, console with gauges and deluxe hound’s-tooth interior. A true RS/SS big block car with recent restoration. Three-time Best of Show winner.

    During the auction weekend, RM will also host an indoor swap meet featuring automotive parts and accessories, literature and collectibles. In addition, a huge assortment of automobilia, including signs, toys, memorabilia, pop machines and antique gas pumps, will be offered for auction.

    “Spring is a great time of the year to buy or sell a collector car. Many car enthusiasts from across the Midwest and Southern Ontario will be coming to bid as well as to buy,” says Rob Myers. “This auction has an outstanding selection of vehicles to satisfy collectors – from a nicely restored weekend driver, to a late model Ferrari Testarossa supercar. It’s all here”, adds Myers.

    The Novi Expo Center is located at 43700 Expo Center Drive, Novi, Michigan, adjacent to the Twelve Oaks Mall, with easy access via I-96 and I-696. The auction preview begins Friday morning, April 23 at 9:00 a.m., with auction hours from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. on Saturday and 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. on Sunday. Admission is $8 per person for a day pass or $12 for a three-day weekend pass, in advance or at the gate.

    For additional information regarding RM’s Michigan International Spring Classic Car Auction, or to consign a collector car or collection to this nationally renowned event, please contact Ken Wallace at (877) 271-8485 kwallace@rmauctions.com or Stephanie Dries at (519) 352-4575 sdries@rmauctions.com

    RM Auctions will mark its 25th Anniversary in 2004 and will host a variety of special celebrations and events throughout the year including an official anniversary party July 16-18 at RM’s headquarters in Chatham, Ontario featuring over 1,500 classic cars, a Concours event, celebrity guests, vintage car seminars and live entertainment.

    RM Auctions, Inc., is the leader in the North American investment-grade collector car auction market. RM Auctions was recognized by Bolaffi Catalogo, an Italian-based catalog that tracks classic auto auction sales worldwide, for selling the top five autos based on hammer prices in 2002/2003 and six of the top ten. For additional information on RM Auctions Inc., please call (800) 211-4371 or visit the company web site at www.rmauctions.com.
  • Alexander Weaver

    aweaver@rmsothebys.com

    +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

    asabatie-garat@rmsothebys.com

    +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

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    +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

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    +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

    drose@rmsothebys.com

    +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

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    +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 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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    +1 310 559 4575
    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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    +1 717 623 1638
    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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    +1 805 231 6410
    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

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    +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

    mfairbairn@rmsothebys.com

    +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

    ocamelin@rmsothebys.com

    +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

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    +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

    pfisher@rmsothebys.com

    +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

    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

    Tonnie Van der Velden

    tvandervelden@rmsothebys.com

    +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