Media Release


The Florida Collector Car Auction

Shirley Temple’s 1938 Cadillac V16 Sedan, Sonja Henie’s 1934 Packard and Dale Earnhardt Jr’s 1969 Camaro SS Join Over 400 Rare Classic, Sports and Muscle Cars Expected At The Annual RM Collector Car Auction, Boca Raton, Florida – February 11 - 13, 2005

FT. LAUDERDALE - Florida (February 4, 2005) – The Boca Raton Collector Car Auction held at the prestigious Royal Palm Polo Sports Club in Boca Raton, Florida, February 11, 12 & 13, 2005, will offer a rare opportunity to see famous Hollywood and sports celebrity cars up close and a chance to purchase these historically significant classics. Over 20,000 car enthusiasts are expected to converge over this annual three-day weekend event that will offer up for bids over 400 of the world’s greatest pre-war classics, exotic sports models and legendary Detroit muscle cars.

“Buying a celebrity car is like owning a piece of American history,” says RM Classic Cars partner Donnie Gould, a veteran of the classic car business. “The Boca event attracts people of all ages and walks of life - they come to buy their dream car, and some come just come to dream,” he adds.

Some of the celebrity-owned classics up for bids include:

1938 Cadillac Series 90 V16 Formal Sedan - Formerly the property of legendary child actress Ms. Shirley Temple. Recent thorough mechanical service. Style #9023. Finished in black with a grey broadcloth interior. Offered for the first time in many years from a private collection.

1934 Packard 1104 Rumble Seat Coupe Roadster – Older quality restoration, still in remarkably good show condition. Car runs extremely well. Originally owned by Olympic Gold Medal figure skater and Hollywood actress Sonja Henie. Seen in Woody Allen's 1999 Academy Award nominated movie "Sweet and Lowdown"

1969 Chevrolet Camaro SS – Owned and still titled by 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.

1976 Cadillac Eldorado Bicentennial Convertible - One of the last of 200 Cadillac factory produced Eldorado convertibles. This time warp, special edition, 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.

Other notable featured cars for this event: 1967 Shelby Cobra 427 CSX-3299 – An amazing 5,300 original miles from new! 1956 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing – the most famous of German sports racing cars 1933 Chrysler Imperial CL Phaeton –featuring LeBaron body - one of 36 cars built. 1970 Plymouth Superbird – The most distinctive muscle car with 28,900 actual miles. 1965 Sunbeam Tiger – Prototype created by Caroll Shelby’s chief engineer Ken Miles 1970 Ferrari 365 GT 2+2 – Rare US version purchased new from Luigi Chinetti Sr.

RM Classic Cars’ 2005 Collector Car Auction will be held at the picturesque Royal Palm Polo Sports Club, 18000 Jog Road, Boca Raton, Florida – February 11, 12 & 13th. Admission to the sale is $10.00 for a day pass or $15.00 for a three-day weekend pass. The auction preview begins at 9:00 a.m. on Friday, with bidding beginning at Noon. Auction hours are Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Sunday from 10:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. .

RM Auctions will also host another important Florida sale of over 100 of the world’s rarest and most desirable collector cars at the “Vintage Motor Cars at Amelia Island” event, on March 12, 2005. This auction event will be held in conjunction with the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance at the elegant Ritz-Carlton Hotel on Amelia Island, located just north of Jacksonville, Florida.

Celebrating over 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 these and other RM Auction events, please call (800) 211-4371 or visit the corporate web site at

Media Contact:
Terrance D. Lobzun

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

+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

+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

+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

+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