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RM SOTHEBY’S JUNE 2020 SALE REVIEW

RM SOTHEBY’S JUNE 2020 SALE REVIEW

Posted by Matt Bell on 3rd July 2020

With auctions by and large moving to an online platform, we tuned in for RM Sotheby’s June 2020 sale to see how sales were affected by the coronavirus. 

A massive online sale held earlier this month has proved to be RM Sotheby’s largest ever online auction, grossing nearly 19.2 million Euros (£17.25 million). Cars ranged from pre-war show pieces like the 1939 Bugatti Type 57 Gangloff cabriolet (which sold for £692,000) right up to usable modern classics like the 1991 Lancia Thema 8.32 (which sold for £15,800). There was plenty in between, with lots of British classics showing up in the much talked about Petitjean collection, including the full 1970s MG range, a 1973 Jensen Healey, 1959 Austin-Healey, 1969 Triumph TR6, a 1980 Morgan 4/4 and much more. Slightly left of field was a 1964 Glas S 1004 appealing to enthusiasts of West German obscurity, selling for £10,870, and a 1970 Intermeccanica Italia Spyder which sold a bit of Torino glamour for £74,130. For the full catalogue, visit www.rmsothebys.com but in the meantime, here are a couple of the affordable highlights.

RM Sotheby's June 2020 sale

Showing that a good Series III can rake it in, this 1981 XJ6 example in superb condition sold for £12,350, likely destined for its LHD spec to be used properly on the continent after a long stint in Jaguar Drivers’ Club member ownership here in the UK.

RM Sotheby's June 2020 sale

This is one of just 97 Audi S6 Plus models, fitted with the 4.2-litre V8, and has had an interesting history from new. It fetched an impressive £44,920 at auction.

A one-owner car until last year, this 1972 BMW 2002 Touring has since been completely restored and now sold for £13,840.

RM Sotheby's June 2020 sale

From the Petitjean collection was this 1984 Mini Mayfair, solid but wanting a little restoration. Maybe the Union Jack on the roof did it for the buyer who paid £5,930 for it.