Auburn Fall



3 - 5 September 2020





Those interested in attending must register to bid on our website prior to attending onsite.


Now in its 50th year, RM Auctions’ Auburn Fall auction will see in excess of 500 diverse collector cars and as many as 400 lots of memorabilia go under the hammer, ranging from American classics to European sports cars, muscle, hot rods, customs, and modern collectibles.


In light of the circumstances surrounding the global COVID-19 virus pandemic and the current guidelines from local public health officials, RM Auctions has made the decision to close general admission for its Labor Day weekend Auburn Fall 2020 auction on 3-5 September and allow admittance to the event for pre-registered bidders and accompanying guests only. We came to this decision to safeguard the health and well-being of our clients, event attendees, and staff, and ensure that proper physical distancing can take place during the event while maintaining safety protocols as recommended by the State of Indiana.

In the interest of safety and to limit physical interaction, those interested in attending must register to bid on our website prior to attending onsite.

RM Auctions is working diligently behind the scenes to implement altered onsite guidelines and safety protocols for the live Auburn Fall event. Upon entering the auction park each day, attendees will be required to sanitize their hands and undergo no-touch temperature screenings. Adhering to Indiana state guidelines, event attendees will also be required to wear face coverings during the entirety of their visit to the Auburn Auction Park. Further, there will be increased frequency of cleaning and sanitizing onsite, as well as hand sanitizing stations set up throughout the park. Auction seating will be modified to be more spacious and allow for proper physical distancing. 

In an effort to limit physical contact, RM Auctions has also decided to cancel this year’s Swap Meet and Car Corral.

For registered bidders who wish not to attend Auburn Fall in-person, real-time bidding at a distance, including via phone or online, will be available. The auction will also be streamed live on our homepage.


Looking to join us?

Contact our Client Service team for assistance with accommodations and any questions you have about the pre-registration process before attending our auction in person.





Bidder Registration Requirements

NOTE: If you plan to register and attend the sale as an onsite bidder, you MUST register in advance of the sale. We are only offering pre-registration for the auction, and onsite registration will not be an option.

You may register to bid in the Auburn Fall sale as an onsite, telephone, online, or absentee bidder. The registration process is simple and only takes a few minutes. To register, you can either create an account on the RM Sotheby's website and complete the registration process online, or you can contact Client Service for alternate registration options.

The following items will be required for you to submit your registration:

  • One of the following: Driver's License, Passport Identification, or ID Card
  • Proof of funds (US Proof Of Funds or Bank Statement)
  • Credit Card (used for a pre-auction authorization)
  • If registering as a Company, Proof of Company (Incorporation documents, VAT/Tax Number)
  • If registering as a North American dealer, copy of Dealer and Resale Tax Certificate


Additional fees to be considered

Buyer’s Premium

The Buyer’s Premium for all motor car lots in this auction is 10% of the hammer price, and the Buyer’s Premium for all non-motor car lots is 15% of the hammer price.

Taxes/Import Duties

Bidders are responsible for any applicable duty and/or local taxes on any motor car(s) or any other lot(s) purchased. International bidders are advised to inform themselves of potential import duties that would be due upon arrival of the lot(s) to its final destination. You are advised to speak with your local representatives in advance of the sale to understand what these costs would be.


Payment Options

Payment is due in full on or before 17:00 of the next business day following the auction (Tuesday, September 8th), and payment is to be made to RM Sotheby’s (‘RMS’). Please note, payment must be made by certified funds—bank transfer, certified check, cash (over $10,000 USD will be reported on an 8300 form), or personal/company check if accompanied by a Bank Letter of Guarantee or US Proof of Funds. Credit cards are accepted for automobilia purchases ONLY, not to exceed $2,000 USD. A 4% service fee will be added to the final amount on payments made using a credit card. International Bidders are advised that bank transfers may take multiple days for funds to transfer, and as such, we ask for banking institutions to confirm the transfer directly with our Administration department once initiated.


Lot Removal/Shipping

RMS strongly advises Buyers to make immediate arrangements for the collection and transport of purchased lots. It is the Buyer’s responsibility to make their own arrangements, but RMS is pleased to offer our clients the services of the following preferred companies:

Contact - Bob Sellers
413 537 3354

Contact - James Walker
+44 7908 645 852

Contact - Sara Rider
925 451 1136

Please work with our administration team post sale to finalize collection details and arrangements by end of day Tuesday, September 8th. Kindly note all lots must be removed from the auction premises no later than Tuesday, September 22nd. If the lot is not removed by this time, daily storage fees will be charged back to September 8th at a rate of $50 per car per day. Please note that it is the Buyer’s responsibility to insure their purchased lot(s) whilst in storage, as insurance is the Buyer’s responsibility once the lot is sold.


Titles/Registration Documents

You will not receive your title for your car at the time of the sale. We manage the title transfer process on your behalf to ensure the car is free of liens and encumbrances. A $75.00 (USD) administration fee will be charged per motor car(s) purchased by an individual Buyer, however this fee will not apply to nostalgia lot(s). You can expect your title to be couriered to you within 20 business days post-sale, at which time you can register the car at its final destination.  


Client Service and Administration Contacts

Client Service: Jera Presley
+1 260 927 9797

Administration: Tanya Pawlak
+1 519 437 3029

The auction is approaching fast, and consignment space is limited. Follow the instructions to the right to consign your car today. The event will attract the top collectors and enthusiasts from around the globe into one room while your car is sold. As market leaders in the collector car industry, you can rest assured that RM Sotheby’s will exhaustively research, market, and present your vehicle to the people it needs to reach.

Auburn Auction Park

5536 County Road 11A
Auburn, Indiana
United States 46706