RM Sotheby’s postpones its German auction

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Top sale at the inaugural RM Sotheby's auction at Techno Classica in 2019 was this 1937 Mercedes-Benz 540 K Cabriolet A that brought $2.55 million | RM Sotheby's photo

RM Sotheby’s announced March 10 that its collector car auction scheduled to take place in conjunction with the Techno-Classica car show in Essen, Germany has been postponed until at least mid-June. The auction and the showcase of collector cars are yet more victims of the COVID-19 outbreak, which already forced cancellation of the Geneva Motor Show. 

“RM Sotheby’s today announces that its forthcoming Essen auction (scheduled 26-27 March) is postponed until the second half of June,” the company said. “RM Sotheby’s, along with all participants of The Techno-Classica Essen show, are working in consultation with the organizers of the event in order to establish a fixed new date. 

“The decision to not proceed with original dates comes in light of the global COVID-19 outbreak and the need to secure the safety of the exhibitors, staff, auction and event visitors, and all decisions are being made in consultation with the health department of the German government.”

RM Sotheby’s staged its first auction at Essen in 2019.

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A former daily newspaper sports editor, Larry Edsall spent a dozen years as an editor at AutoWeek magazine before making the transition to writing for the web and becoming the author of more than 15 automotive books. In addition to being founding editor at ClassicCars.com, Larry has written for The New York Times and The Detroit News and was an adjunct honors professor at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University.

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