|RM Auctions Concludes Record 2012 Calendar with $11.5 Million John Staluppi 'Cars of Dreams' Museum Sale|
|• RM's John Staluppi 'Cars of Dreams' Museum sale generates more than $11.5 million with 100 percent of all lots sold • The result of a decade of dedicated collecting by John Staluppi, the single-day sale presented 113 vehicles and 63 lots of memorabilia 'without reserve' • Top automotive lots included a 1956 Cadillac Series 62 Convertible for $299,750 and a 1968 Shelby Mustang GT500-KR Convertible for $264,000 • Memorabilia offering highlighted by a historic 1918 Herschell-Spillman 32' Carousel for $460,000 • Sale concludes RM's record 2012 calendar, consolidates the Company's reputation as the specialist for private and estate collection sales BLENHEIM, Ontario (December 3, 2012) – RM Auctions, the world's largest collector car auction house for investment-quality automobiles, concluded the 2012 calendar on a high note in Florida this past weekend (December 1), generating more than $11.5 million in sales with 100 percent of all lots sold at its John Staluppi 'Cars of Dreams' Collection sale in North Palm Beach. The result of a decade of dedicated collecting by respected collector and successful entrepreneur, John Staluppi, the single-day auction presented a magnificent range of American automobiles and memorabilia before a standing-room only crowd. Capturing the attention of the global collector community, bidders hailed from 10 countries from around the world, including as far away as Brazil, Germany and Australia. On a national level, bidders represented 42 states across the United States. 'We're thrilled with the results from the John Staluppi 'Cars of Dreams' Museum sale,' says Donnie Gould, Partner & Specialist, RM Auctions. 'Well-respected in the hobby, John had a very precise collecting philosophy that focused on securing only the 'best of the very best'. The results from the sale reflect the great quality and presentation of the offering. Numerous lots attracted enthusiastic bidding with prices frequently exceeding their estimates. All in all, it was a great auction and a fitting end to what has been a record year for RM.' The automobile offering comprised a wide variety of some of the finest, rarest and most desirable American automobiles ever produced, with a strong emphasis on convertibles and performance cars. Headlining the list of 113 automobiles on offer was a magnificently restored 1956 Cadillac Series 62 Convertible. Considered near the pinnacle of Cadillac's post-war flamboyance, the brilliant Mandan red convertible drew lively bidding, eclipsing its pre-sale estimate of $150,000 - $200,000 to sell for a strong $299,750. The remarkable sales price represents a new world record for a 1956 Cadillac Convertible sold at auction. In addition to the sale-topping '56 Cadillac, other highlights from the same marque included a 1958 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz Convertible for $206,250 and a 1960 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz Convertible also for $206,250 – a new auction record for the 1960 model year. Other notable sales included a rare Acapulco Blue 1968 Shelby Mustang GT500-KR Convertible which garnered an impressive $264,000; a 1958 Chevrolet Bel Air Impala Custom Hardtop Coupe, equipped with an 840 bhp, LS-9, supercharged V-8, which almost doubled its pre-sale estimate, selling for $198,000; and a 1966 Ford Mustang Convertible which also exceeded expectations, realizing a strong $78,100. In addition to the automobiles, the auction also featured an eclectic assortment of memorabilia. Leading this segment of the sale was a historic 1918 Herschell-Spillman 32' Carousel which spurred a lively bidding war, eventually selling for a terrific $460,000 to applause from the crowd. Other notable memorabilia highlights included a one-of-a-kind large-scale Lionel train layout, measuring approximately 30 feet long by 15 feet wide and nine feet tall, another lot that well-exceeded estimate, bringing $103,500; and a fully-functioning, authentic Cretors Antique Popcorn Wagon which also drew spirited bidding, more than doubling its pre-sale estimate at $63,250. RM Auctions – The John Staluppi 'Cars of Dreams' Museum Top Five Sales Lot 163 – 1918 Herschell-Spillman 32' Carousel - $460,000 Lot 220 – 1956 Cadillac Series 62 Convertible - $299,750 Lot 232 – 1968 Shelby Mustang GT500-KR Convertible - $264,000 Lot 264 – 1958 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz Convertible - $206,250 Lot 283 – 1960 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz Convertible - $206,250 The John Staluppi 'Cars of Dreams' Museum sale capped off a record year for RM Auctions which, in addition to its annual catalogue sales, included five standalone single-vendor auctions illustrating RM's expertise in the marketing, cataloguing and presentation of private and estate collections. 'I chose RM Auctions as they are one of the most professional companies in the auction business. No other company could've offered my collection the way RM did. From start to finish, the job was done to perfection. I have no hesitation recommending them to others,' said John Staluppi following the sale. With a very positive forecast for the New Year, RM kicks off its 2013 auction season, January 18 in Phoenix, Arizona, closely followed by the presentation of the Bruce Weiner Microcar Museum Collection – the world's largest collection of the world's smallest cars – February 15 – 16 in Madison, Georgia. Full results from the John Staluppi 'Cars of Dreams' Museum Collection, along with additional information on upcoming RM events, is available online at rmauctions.com. About RM Auctions RM Auctions is the world's largest auction house for investment-quality automobiles. With over three decades of experience in the collector car industry, RM's vertically integrated range of services, from restoration to private treaty sales, auctions, estate planning, and financial services, coupled with an expert team of car specialists and an international footprint, provide an unsurpassed level of service to the global collector car market. RM proudly holds five of the top 10 all-time records for the most expensive motor cars sold at auction. RM's restoration division has achieved unprecedented accolades earning 'Best of Show' honors at the world's top concours events, including four wins at the prestigious Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance. For further information, visit rmauctions.com, find us on Facebook, or follow us on Twitter @rmauctions. Photo credits: Top: Top-sellers - 1968 Shelby Mustang GT500-KR Convertible (left) and 1956 Cadillac Series 62 Convertible (right) pictured in front of the 1918 Herschell-Spillman 32' Carousel (credit: Eugene Robertson © 2012 courtesy RM Auctions) Second: Record-setting 1956 Cadillac Series 62 Convertible (credit: Eugene Robertson © 2012 courtesy RM Auctions)|
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