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The Florida Collector Car Auction

Over 400 Rare Classic, Sports and Muscle Cars Expected At The Annual RM Classic Car Auction, Boca Raton, Florida – February 11 - 13, 2005

FT. LAUDERDALE - Florida (October 25, 2004) – They come from across the country to bid feverishly on some of the world’s greatest classic, sports and muscle cars at the Boca Raton Collector Car Auction at the prestigious Royal Palm Polo Grounds in Boca Raton, Florida, February 11, 12 & 13, 2005. Over 20,000 car enthusiasts from across the country converge over this annual three-day weekend event to fuel their passion with over 400 special interest automobiles and memorabilia.

“The Royal Palms is a spectacular venue to host this event,” says Donnie Gould, of RM Classic Cars. “It’s the right combination of a comfortable atmosphere and accessibility to the market, that has made the Boca event a great attraction for classic car buffs.”

Some of the early consignments for this event include:

1967 Shelby Cobra CSX-3299 - Only 5,300 miles from new this 427 cu. in. powered street car has been under the same ownership since 1968. From long-term storage this Cobra, finished in Guardsman blue with Sunburst wheels, was the recipient of a sympathetic cosmetic and mechanical restoration.

1976 Cadillac Eldorado Bicentennial Convertible - One of the last 200 Cadillac produced convertibles. This time warp Eldorado has clocked only 39 miles from new and remains in showroom condition with a patriotic exterior of red, white and blue accents. Formerly owned by country superstar Lynn Anderson.

1969 Boss 429 Mustang - Showing just 22,000 actual miles. A true California resident muscle car with original black plates. All original car with the exception of tires, battery and gas. One of Ford’s best movers and shakers.

1956 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing - One of the most recognized and desirable vintage sports cars. The Gullwing’s aerodynamic exterior and high performance mechanicals echo its rich race-bred heritage. Powered by 215hp, inline six-cylinder this original car is presented in elegant Mercedes silver, offset with a red leather interior.

1969 Chevrolet Camaro SS – Owned and still titled by second generation racing legend - Dale Earnhardt Jr. Known as the Camaro SS X-11 the car has been featured on MTV's “Cribs” and Speed TV’s Dream Car Garage. A true SS car - powered by a 350 cu. in., 355 hp engine specially prepared by the pros at Dale Earnhardt Incorporated for Dale Jr's personal use. Buying this car is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity that can only appreciate in value.

RM Auctions will also host an important sale of nearly 100 of the world’s rarest and most desirable collector cars at the “Vintage Motor Cars at Amelia Island” event, on March 12, 2005. The Amelia Island sale will be held at the elegant Ritz-Carlton Hotel on Amelia Island, located just north of Jacksonville, Florida. Admission to the Vintage Motor Cars at Amelia Island sale is by catalog only, which admits both the catalog holder and a guest. Auction catalogs will be available in February for $60 U.S., including shipping and handling within North America, by calling 800-211-4371.

Celebrating 25 years in the collector car industry, RM Auctions, Inc. and its sister companies are responsible for acquisition, restoration and sales of the world’s rarest and most expensive vintage automobiles including Best of Show winning cars at the prestigious Meadow Brook and Pebble Beach Concours. For additional information on RM Auctions, Inc., please call (800) 211-4371 or visit the corporate web site at

Alexander Weaver

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Alexander Weaver joined RM Sotheby’s in 2011 as a Car Specialist after graduating from Furman University in South Carolina. Born... read more

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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

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