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CANADA’S LARGEST CLASSIC CAR AUCTION EVENT DRAWS INTERNATIONAL AUDIENCE TO TORONTO

Toronto International Fall Classic Car Auction

Thousands of Car Enthusiasts From Across North America to Converge On RM’s Toronto International Fall Classic Car Auction - October 22-24, 2004 at The International Centre in Mississauga

Collecting classic cars is gaining popularity with enthusiasts searching across the country to buy and sell their dream cars. Over 400 of these classic, sports and muscle cars are expected at RM’s Fall International Classic Car Auction, held at the International Center, October 22-24, 2004 and sponsored by the Ontario Ford Dealer’s Association.

“This event continues to attract serious buyers and sellers from across Canada and the U.S.” says Rob Myers, founder of RM Auctions. “We’ve been doing this event in Toronto for over twenty years now.” “With a good U.S. exchange rate, great hotels and easy access makes Toronto the perfect place to host this show,” adds Myers.

The demand for prime examples of automotive history continues to accelerate. Detroit’s famous muscle cars such as the 1967 Corvette 427-435 Roadster, the 1969 Dodge 426 Hemi Super Bee and the 1968 Shelby GT500 Mustang, which are up for bids, have attracted international interest – driving recent hammer prices into the six-figure level.

The Toronto Fall International Classic Car Auction will also be offering for sale automotive collectables and memorabilia for bids including a private collection of Vegas style slot machines.

Other exciting automobile auction offerings include:

  • 1968 Shelby GT500 Mustang Fastback – An exceptional numbers matching car, originally purchased in San Antonio, Texas. Special features include Ford’s powerful 428 cu. in. big-block V-8, a 4 speed manual transmission, extra cooling package, power disc brakes and steering. One of the most desirable American built muscle cars and listed in the official Shelby Register.

  • 1910 Maxwell Touring – This brass era car, popularized by frugal comedian Jack Benny, is one of a few Maxwells Touring models in existence. Built from 1903 to 1925, the Maxwell company was eventually absorbed by the Chrysler. Still retains its original drive train and is in superb operating condition.

  • 1969 Dodge Hemi Superbee – Powered by the mean 425 hp / 428 cu. in. Hemi engine, this car had the most horsepower of any production car built in 1969. Recent restoration appraised at $125,000 and autographed by the legendary drag racer Don “Big Daddy” Garlits, makes it one of the most rare and desirable of the muscle car era.

  • 1957 Pontiac Bonneville F.I. Convertible – A true tail-finned classic with many factory amenities such as automatic transmission, rear deck antenna, power windows, power steering and Wonderbar radio. This nostalgic cruiser is finished in stunning white and blue is as strong as it is beautiful. An appreciating classic - one of only 630 built.

  • 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO Replica – This red stallion was reproduced using many original Ferrari parts including body panels, knock-off wheels, exterior trim and suspension parts from an actual Ferrari GTO, which sell today for several million dollars. Powered by a 352 cu. in. fuel injected, overhead cam six-cylinder mated with a 4-speed close ration transmission. Used in the 1991 MGM movie “Delirious” starring the late John Candy.

    RM’s Toronto International Fall Classic Car Auction kicks off Friday at Noon, with a first-day vehicle preview. Friday’s auction action begins at 3:00 pm, and ends at 9:00 pm. On Saturday, doors open for preview at 9:00 am with the auction starting at 10:00 am and continuing until 9:00 pm. On Sunday, doors open for preview at 9:00 am, with the auction starting at 11:00 am and continuing until 6:00 pm.

    For additional information regarding this event, or to consign a collector car or collection for this auction, please contact RM Classic Cars at 519-352-4575 or email: toronto@rmauctions.com

    RM Classic Cars, a division of RM Auctions, Inc. is the leader in the North American investment-grade collector car auction market. Celebrating 25 years in this industry, RM Auctions Inc. continues to set world records for automobiles at auction including the top five sales based on final hammer prices in 2002/2003 and six of the top ten. RM Restoration division also captured Best-of-Show wins at the prestigious Pebble Beach and Meadow Brook Concours in 2004.

    For information on other RM events, please call (800) 211-4371 or visit the company web site at www.rmauctions.com. To schedule an interview please contact Terrance D. Lobzun - Media Relations at: 519-352-3390 ext. 288 or email:media@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

    bruprecht@rmsothebys.com

    +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

    dgould@rmsothebys.com

    +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

    jauerbach@rmsothebys.com

    +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

    msquire@rmsothebys.com

    +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

    pdarvill@rmsothebys.com

    +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