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The Art of RM


   Written by Richard Michael Owen.
Lobby at the Portola Hotel & Spa

For Monterey this year, RM Auctions highlighted their best cars by presenting them as fine art.

The main ballroom was an absolute delight with plenty of open space, blown up period photographs and the 2012 Pebble Beach-winning Mercedes-Benz in the center.

By offering fewer, more important cars, and giving the cars the space they need, the presentation was wholly inviting. It really was the best looking auction we have ever been to.

We have assembled a page that showcases the beautiful displays by RM which is a preview to our upcoming complete gallery.

The Art of RM Image by Richard Michael Owen.

The Art of RM - The main ballroom of RM with the 1928 Mercedes-Benz 680S Torpedo Roadster at the back. Image by Richard Michael Owen.



The Art of RM Image by Richard Michael Owen.

The Art of RM - 1953 Ferrari 375 MM Spider by Pinin Farina Sold for $9,075,000 Image by Richard Michael Owen.



The Art of RM Image by Richard Michael Owen.

The Art of RM - 1939 Mercedes-Benz 540K Special Roadster by Sindelfingen Sold for $7,480,000. Image by Richard Michael Owen.



The Art of RM Image by Richard Michael Owen.

The Art of RM - 1960 Maserati Tipo 61 'Birdcage' sold for $2,090,000 and 1958 Lister-Jaguar 'Knobbly' Prototype Sold for $1,980,000 Image by Richard Michael Owen.



The Art of RM Image by Richard Michael Owen.

The Art of RM - The Pebble-Beach-winning 1928 Mercedes-Benz 680S Torpedo Roadster by Carrosserie J. Saoutchik sold for Sold for $8,250,000. Image by Richard Michael Owen.



The Art of RM Image by Richard Michael Owen.

The Art of RM - 1953 Ferrari 375 MM Spider by Pinin Farina sold for Sold for $9,075,000. Image by Richard Michael Owen.



The Art of RM Image by Richard Michael Owen.

The Art of RM - 1935 Hispano-Suiza K6 Cabriolet by Brandone Sold for $2,255,000 Image by Richard Michael Owen.



The Art of RM Image by Richard Michael Owen.

The Art of RM - Original paint 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing Sold for $1,485,000 and 1957 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster Sold for $1,430,000. Image by Richard Michael Owen.



The Art of RM Image by Richard Michael Owen.

The Art of RM - 1953 Maserati A6GCS/53 Spyder by Fantuzzi did not sell with a High Bid of $2,200,000. Image by Richard Michael Owen.



The Art of RM Image by Richard Michael Owen.

The Art of RM - The best sports race cars in the world. Image by Richard Michael Owen.



The Art of RM Image by Richard Michael Owen.

The Art of RM - 1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4*S N.A.R.T. Spider by Scaglietti sold for Sold for $27,500,000. Image by Richard Michael Owen.