RM SOTHEBY’S ICONS

Automobile - - Classic - By RORY JUR­NECKA

A STRONG FIN­ISH FOR THE 2017 COL­LEC­TOR CAR AUC­TION SCENE

RM SOTHEBY’S MOST re­cent sale was among the last of the high-cal­iber col­lec­tor car auc­tions of 2017. With a “qual­ity over quan­tity” fo­cus, just 49 lots of iconic items were up for grabs, in­clud­ing 29 full-scale au­to­mo­biles (sev­eral chil­dren’s cars were also on of­fer), bot­tles of high-end wine and Cham­pagne, and other mostly au­to­mo­tive-re­lated items. More than $45 mil­lion was brought in by the sale, with an 84 per­cent sell-through for all lots (76 per­cent for ve­hi­cles alone). Over­all, the Big Ap­ple event proved a rel­a­tively strong sale that has us look­ing for­ward to the an­nual auc­tions in Scotts­dale, Ari­zona, that kick off the 2018 cal­en­dar.

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