RM SOTHEBY’S ICONS
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.