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RARE PACKARD CONVERTIBLE PASSES MILLION DOLLAR MARK AT RM AUCTIONS’ MEADOW BROOK HALL SALE

Vintage Motor Cars at Meadow Brook Hall

RM Auction Posts Record One-Day Sale of $6.5 Million Worth of Vintage Automobiles At Recent Meadow Brook Hall Sale

BLENHEIM, Ontario, Canada (August 6, 2004) – RM Auctions’ successful Vintage Motor Cars at Meadow Brook Hall sale captured a record $6.5 million in sales which included the spectacular 1934 Packard Twelve Custom Dietrich Convertible Victoria – one of only three remaining examples of the four cars originally built, which sold for a record $1,045,000

Other Meadow Brook sales highlights included:

  • 1929 Duesenberg Convertible Berline $660,000
  • 1932 Duesenberg Model J Torpedo Roadster $500,500
  • 1907 American Underslung Roadster $407,000
  • 1953 Allard J2X “LeMans” sports racer $171,600

    “We are fortunate to have a special venue like Meadow Brook Hall that provides such an historic and prestigious setting for world-class automotive events like this.” Says RM founder Rob Myers. “I’ll bet some of these classic cars felt right at home.”

    RM’s restoration division also shared the spotlight for its magnificent restoration of the Best of Show winner at Meadow Brook Concours d’Elegance – the 1930 Mercedes-Benz SS Special Roadster owned by Arturo and Deborah Keller.

    Beginning October 15th, RM Auctions will host a three-day sale of the collection from the S. Ray Miller Museum in Elkhart, Indiana, which includes a 1930 Duesenberg originally owned by Al Capone’s lawyer. Everything in the museum will be sold, including 40 classic autos, hundreds of lots of automobilia, petroliana collectibles, artwork and period clothing from the golden age of the automobile. Registration, catalogs and addition information are available at 800-211-4371 or on the company web site at www.rmauctions.com.

    RM Auctions, Inc. is the leader in the North American investment-grade collector car auction market. Worldwide RM Auctions was recognized by Catalogo Bolaffi, an Italian-based catalog that tracks classic auto auction sales worldwide, for selling the top five autos based on final 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

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    +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

    dswig@rmsothebys.com

    +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

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    +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

    kforry@rmsothebys.com

    +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

    mmalamut@rmsothebys.com

    +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

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    +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

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    +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

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    +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