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Toronto International Spring Classic Car Auction

RM’s Toronto Spring Classic Car Auction Signifies The Beginning of Classic Car Season in Canada With Over 400 Collector Vehicles Up For Bids at The International Centre, Mississauga, Ontario April 7-9th

CHATHAM, Ontario, Canada (March 22, 2006) – Like an annual spring migration, thousands of car enthusiasts from across the country and the U.S. make their way to the Toronto International Classic Car Auction to buy and sell hundreds of rare classic, sports and muscle cars. This annual ritual is held at the Toronto International Center, April 7, 8 & 9th, 2006.

Highlighting this three-day weekend event is a custom built 1992 AC Cobra roadster formerly from Maple Leaf Captain Wendel Clark’s collection and one of the most desirable muscle cars on the market today – a 1970 Dodge Challenger R/T Convertible. Finished in its original factory black with red interior, it is one of only three known to exist in this combination. Powered by the venerable Chrysler 383 cu. in., 335hp V8, this Challenger has undergone an extensive rotisserie restoration and is presented in showroom condition.

Other interesting collector cars in the lineup include a rare 1913 Hupmobile Roadster, a custom period 1932 Ford Cabriolet Street Rod, an iconic 1957 BMW Isetta microcar, an economical 1959 Nash Metropolitan and an impressive collection of rare sports cars including Porsche, BMW, Jaguar, Ferrari, Corvette and Mercedes Benz.

“This event is much more than an auction,” remarks RM’s Dan Spendick. “If you’re looking to buy a collector car, it’s a great place to learn from other collectors, enthusiasts and specialists, so you can make a well informed decision”. “And it’s a heck of a lot of fun,” adds Spendick.

During the auction weekend, RM will also host an indoor swap meet featuring vintage automotive parts, accessories, literature and collectibles. In addition, a large assortment of collectable automobilia, including tin signs, toys, memorabilia, pop machines and antique gas pumps, will be offered on the auction block.

The Toronto International Spring Classic Car Auction kicks off with a vehicle preview Friday, April 7th at 12:00 noon, followed by the auction beginning at approximately 3:00 pm. Doors open at 9:00 am on Saturday and Sunday, with auction action starting at 10:00 am each day, and ending at 9:00 pm Saturday and 6:00 pm on Sunday.

Celebrating over 26 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 Pebble Beach, Amelia Island and Meadow Brook Concours. For additional information these and other RM Auction events, please call (800) 211-4371 or visit:

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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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