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Toronto International Fall Classic Car Auction

Thousands of North American Car Enthusiasts Expected to Attend Canada’s Largest Classic Car Auction Event at the Toronto International Centre – Oct 20-22

BLENHEIM, Ontario, Canada (September 29, 2006) – Increasing numbers of collector car enthusiasts are expected to bid on hundreds of rare classics, fast sports cars and furious muscle machines at RM’s Toronto International Classic Car Auction at the International Centre in Mississauga, Ontario on October 20, 21 and 22, 2006.

The popularity of classic car events like RM’s Toronto auction and related television shows over the last few years have brought more enthusiasts into the collector car game, fueling the demand and driving prices north. Over the last five years, Ontario based RM Auctions has seen a 25-30 percent annual increase in attendance at its North American auction events. This percentage of growth is also shared by RM’s award winning restoration division who has seen an increased demand for restoration services from domestic and international clients over the same period.

“The market for collector cars continues to intensify and an auction like the Toronto event, is a great way to learn about cars, so one can make an informed and educated buying, or selling, decision”, says RM’s Dan Spendick, a 30 year veteran of the collector car business. “At our auction you will find car specialists, club members, mechanics, restorers and auction staff who are more than happy to share their knowledge and help you with your education,” adds Spendick.

The three-day sale will see nearly 400 cars cross the block, many offered without reserve. Highlighting the roster is a rare 1940 Lincoln Zephyr Cabriolet, one of only 350 built that year. The Zephyr, with a V12 engine was purchased and completely restored by the famous Eaton Car Collection.

Other distinguished collector cars to share the spotlight include: · Customized 1969 Dodge Hemi Charger rated at 650 HP · Rare, hand built 1937 Cord 812 Supercharged Phaeton · Sporty 1955 Porsche 356 Coupe stored for 25 years · Famous 1963 Corvette Coupe only year for split-window · 1962 Chevy Biscayne 409 from Florida car museum

The Toronto International Classic Car Auction begins with a public preview at 12:00 noon on Friday October 20. The auction follows the preview on Friday, October 20th at 3:00pm until 9:00 p.m. and Saturday, October 21 from 10 a.m.- 9 p.m. and Sunday, October 22 from 10 a.m.- 5 p.m.

Celebrating nearly 30 years in the collector car industry, RM Auctions Inc. and its sister companies are responsible for acquiring, restoring and selling the world’s rarest and most expensive vintage automobiles. Renown for setting international records, RM has recently established offices in the U.K. to provide services for clients in Europe and Asia. In 2006, RM Restorations won the unprecedented "triple crown" for receiving “Best of Show” honors for the world’s top three international collector car events - the Pebble Beach, Amelia Island and Meadow Brook Concours d'Elegance. For additional information on RM Auctions Inc. and this event, visit: or call toll-free: (800) 211-4371

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

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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

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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