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The Florida Collector Car Auction

Meeting the Growing Demand For Classic Cars The Florida Collector Car Auction, Formerly Held at The Royal Palm Polo Grounds, Moves to The Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center - February 9-11, 2007

FORT LAUDERDALE, Florida (December 1, 2006) - Fueling the ever-growing demand for historical and classic automobiles, the Florida Collector Car Auction moves into larger facilities in Ft. Lauderdale with over 400 vehicles being offered. Thousands of car enthusiasts are expected gather at the Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center February 9-11, 2007 to bid on one of the largest collections of quality and award winning classic, sports and muscle cars available.

“Florida’s Gold Coast has always been a haven for classic car enthusiasts and collectors and we plan to service their needs with a much larger offering and bigger facility here in Ft. Lauderdale,” says RM’s Donnie Gould, a 30-year veteran of the collector car industry and lifetime Florida resident. “Given the outstanding variety and quality of classic cars at this event, we anticipate more record breaking sales.”

The three-day sale will feature a dazzling collection of classic cruisers, exotic sports cars and legendary Detroit muscle machines – many to be offered at “no reserve”. With larger facilities and additional vehicles, the event is expected to draw over 20,000 car collectors and enthusiasts from across North America.

Some important consignments to cross the block are: · 1931 Packard 840 Waterhouse Convertible – one of only five know, offered “without reserve” · 1953 Cadillac Eldorado - 1 of only 532 built, fully restored to Concours quality condition · 1966 Batmobile – A fully operating and exact replica of one of the world’s most famous TV cars. · 1970 Plymouth Hemi Superbird - 1 of only 58 Hemi-powered Superbirds ever produced

The Florida Collector Car Auction opens with a public preview beginning at 9:00 a.m. on Thursday, February 8, 2007 and continues through the weekend. The auction begins on Friday, February 9 at 12:00 noon until 9:00 p.m., Saturday, February 10 from 10 a.m.- 9 p.m. and Sunday, February 11 from 9 a.m.- 6 p.m. The auction will take place at the Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center at 1950 Eisenhower Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Admission to the sale is $15.00 for a day pass and $25.00 for a weekend pass.

Following the Florida Collector Car Auction, RM Auctions will host a significant 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 10, 2006 at the elegant Ritz-Carlton Hotel on Amelia Island, located just north of Jacksonville, Florida.

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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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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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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Having worked for Bonhams’ Automobilia department for over 10 years, Kurt Forry joined RM Sotheby’s with more than a decad... read more

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Michael Squire

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Pete Fisher

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Tonnie Van der Velden

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Tonnie Van der Velden joined RM Sotheby’s European division in September 2015 as a Car Specialist. A lifelong enthusiast, Tonnie... read more