RM Auctions is bringing will kick off their 2015 with "120 blue-chip automobiles" in the copper state at the Arizona Biltmore sale.  Among those 120 automobiles are more than a few significant or noteworthy cars who's manufacturers currently fall under the Volkswagen Group umbrella- including an Audi Sport quattro, Bugatti EB110, and Type 2 Westfalia Camper.  The event kicks off in Phoenix, Arizona on January 15th.

Read the full Press Release below.
  • RM Auctions’ annual Arizona Biltmore sale returns January 15 – 16
  • A staple on the global collector car calendar, 2015 auction to feature 120 blue-chip automobiles
  • Early highlights are packed with high performance, led by an exciting trio of European supercars from Porsche, Ferrari and Bugatti
  • Full event information and a frequently updated list of entries available online at www.rmauctions.com
BLENHEIM, Ontario –RM Auctions, the world’s largest collector car auction house for investment-quality automobiles, is delighted to announce a trio of iconic European supercars among early highlights for its 16 th annual Arizona sale, returning January 15-16. Held at the Arizona Biltmore Resort & Spa in Phoenix, the two-day auction follows RM’s strongest performance in Arizona to date earlier this year – a result the company plans to build on in January when it presents a handpicked roster of 120 blue-chip automobiles. The RM offering will again span the spectrum of the market, with early entries including a diverse mix of prewar classics, important sports and racing cars, poster cars of the 1970s and 1980s and high performance late-model supercars.


“We’re excited to return to the Arizona Biltmore for our 16 th consecutive year. Our Arizona sale consistently kicks off the season on a strong note and we look forward to continuing that tradition in January,” says Ian Kelleher, Managing Director, RM Auctions West Coast Division. “Add in the fact that the Arizona Biltmore is also home to the Arizona Concours d’Elegance just days prior to our auction, and it is certainly a must-visit destination during Arizona Auto Week.”

Leading the trio of supercars poised for RM’s Arizona podium is an incredibly well-preserved 1988 Porsche 959 ‘Komfort’, resplendent in Graphite Grey metallic with a Dark Grey leather interior with silver inserts. Capable of a blistering 197 mph, the 959 was a game-changer in the supercar world, deploying new technology in the pursuit of record-breaking speed, and combining outlandish performance with all-weather, all-seasons drivability as well as a level of luxury and comfort unique to the supercar class. With just 21,000 kilometers from new, the example on offer would be the centerpiece of any Porsche enthusiast’s collection (Est. $900,000 - $1,100,000).

A short time later, Ferrari released a supercar that would punch through the 959’s speed record to 201.4 mph, doing so in a completely different fashion. With the F40, Ferrari turned to their Formula One team for inspiration and stuck with the tried-and-true idea of “less is more”, making it as lightweight as possible. RM’s Arizona sale will lift the gavel on a superb Ferrari Classiche-certified 1990 Ferrari F40. With only 5,000 miles on its odometer, it is sure to deliver its next owner its trademark driving experience, more thrilling than any of its contemporaries – and indeed, some auto journalists would argue, anything that followed (Est. $1,150,000 - $1,350,000).


A viable alternative to the established supercar lineups of Porsche, Ferrari, and Lamborghini, the 550-bhp Bugatti EB110 fused an iconic French car-making name with Italian design and construction and incredible engineering. Equipped with a V-12 engine and four turbochargers, the EB110’s top speed of 213 mph blew earlier supercars out of the water. The example on offer at RM’s Arizona sale, a 1993 Bugatti EB110 GT, is the sixth production example of just 139 built and was originally owned by a noted Japanese collector who drove it throughout Europe and Japan. Ready to return to the open road, it presents a rare ownership opportunity, as only a handful have been imported to this side of the Atlantic (Est. $575,000 - $775,000).

Kelleher adds, “We’re thrilled to secure this group of iconic supercars for our Arizona sale. Fresh to the market, they represent the ultimate in performance while each maintaining a unique style all their own.”


Additional notable early entries secured for RM’s Arizona Biltmore sale include:
  • A pair of highly desirable 300 SL Roadsters, including a1957 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster. Offered from long-term enthusiast ownership since 1975, the current owner has restored and driven the car over 100,000 miles from coast to coast, visiting motoring meccas such as the Bonneville Salt Flats and the Laguna Seca raceway along the way (Est. $950,000 - $1,200,000). Also crossing the block is a1962 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadsterrestored by Rudi & Company in the attractive color combination of Silver Blue over Red and featuring factory disc brakes and European headlights (Est. $1,700,000 - $2,000,000)
  • A duo of iconic Ferrari 275’s, including a beautifully presented, matching numbers 1966 Ferrari 275 GTB (Est. $2,750,000 - $3,250,000), and a freshly restored 1966 Ferrari 275 GTS, one of the greatest road-going Ferraris of all time, presented with decades of known history (Est. $2,000,000 - $2,300,000)
  • A series of superb “poster cars” from the 70s and 80s, led by a matching-numbers 1979 Lamborghini Countach LP400S Series I, striking in its original Tahiti Blue and offered from 30 years of single-ownership (Est. $800,000 – $1,000,000). Additional entries in this group include a highly original, low-mileage 1988 Ferrari Testarossa, finished in black over black and boasting its original paint, interior and tires (Est. $125,000 - $175,000), and a legendary 1979 512 BB, meticulously serviced throughout its life and showing a mere 23,000 kilometers (Est. $275,000 - $325,000).