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Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este by RM Auctions on May 21st, 2011

RM Auctions is holding its award-winning Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este auction off the shores of Lake Como in Italy on May 21, 2011.  RM Auctions, founded by Rob Myers in 1976 and headquartered in Chatham-Kent, Ontario, Canada, opened its own auction house in 1991 with partners Dan Warrener and Mike Fairbairn, which has now gone world-wide.  RM Auctions holds 4 of the 5 all-time records for the highest sale of a motor car sold at auction.  In May 2010, it matched its own record (May 2007 – Italy) for the highest single-day auction sales with $45 million at its Monaco auction.

RM Auctions’ “Automobiles of London” Event On Tap Oct. 27th

Classic car fans will want to take note of a huge happening that is going to take place in London, England on the 27th of October. The Automobiles of London sale, an annual RM Auctions event, is going to be truly extraordinary this year, featuring more than eighty of the world’s most sought after fine collectible specimens.

The centerpiece of this extravaganza is perhaps the most famous “movie car” of all time: the 1964 Aston Martin DB5 that was driven by Sean Connery as agent 007 in the classic James Bond films Goldfinger and Thunderball. There were only two such vehicles used in the movies, and this is the only one that remains, United Kingdom registration number FMP 7B.