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Michigan International Fall Classic Car Auction

RM’s Michigan Fall Classic Car Show & Auction Moves To The New Rock Financial Showplace - September 23-25, 2005 in Novi, MI

YPSILANTI, Michigan (August 31, 2005) – It’s a match made in car heaven – the mid-west’s largest indoor classic car auction event finds a new home inside Michigan’s largest privately owned convention center – the new $18 million, state-of-the-art Rock Financial Showplace in Novi, northwest of Detroit.

RM Classic Cars, Inc. has assembled an impressive collection of hundreds of the country’s finest collector vehicles, from 50’s & 60’s classics to legendary sports and muscle cars for its annual 2005 Michigan Fall Classic Car Auction – September 23-25 which attracts thousands of collector car enthusiasts from the mid-west and Canada.

Headlining this event is a one owner, unrestored original 1968 Plymouth Hemi Roadrunner with only 14,906 actual miles from new. The exceptional Roadrunner offered here was ordered from the factory with a 426 cu. in. Hemi engine, four-speed transmission and has been under the same ownership since new. Comes with full documentation, including the original bill of sale, owner’s manual, warranty letter and color brochures. One of the highly most sought after muscle cars Detroit has ever produced and will be offered at "no-reserve".

Over 300 collectable cars are expected at RM’s annual sale including the rarest of the Galaxie series – a highly desirable and fully restored 1959 Ford Skyliner. Finished in blue and white with matching interior, with an innovative power hard top folds away neatly into the trunk.

For pre-war collectors, the sale offers a classic 1939 LaSalle Sedan with only 79,000 careful miles registered on the odometer and still maintains its original interior. A recent participant at the Meadow Brook and Willistead Concours D’Elegance events.

An award-winning 1932 Ford Hi-Boy Roadster will also make the scene, powered by a traditional flathead V8 with polished Offenhauser heads, dual carburetors, Fenton headers with "side-dumps" and stainless steel exhaust. This investment quality hot rod sports a Lebaron-Bonney leather interior, convertible top and fully detailed chassis.

The new Rock Financial Showplace located at 46100 Grand River Avenue in Novi, offers approximately 320,000 sq. ft. of exhibition space, formal banquet halls, full service concession areas, high ceilings and approximately 2,500 parking spaces with easy access via I-96 and I-696. The auction preview begins Friday morning, September 23 at 9:00 a.m., with auction hours from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Saturday and 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. on Sunday. Admission is $10 for a day pass or $17 for a three-day weekend pass, in advance or at the gate. (Kids 12 and under free.)

A limited number of late consignments for the Michigan Fall Classic Car Show & Auction are still being accepted. To consign vehicles that would complement this exceptional offering, call (800) 211-4371 or visit RM’s website below for details.

Celebrating more than 25 years in the collector car industry, RM Classic Cars and its sister companies are responsible for acquiring, restoring and selling 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 the latest information on this event please call toll-free (800) 211-4371, or visit the company’s web site at

Alexander Weaver

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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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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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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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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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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

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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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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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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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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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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

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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