Kicking off a series of online auctions hosted by RM Sotheby's, Sand Lots will feature beach-ready cars just in time for summer. Taking place from 25 May-1 June, this globally-sourced and time-based online auction will offer a variety of cars that are ideal for getting you and your gear to the beach in style.

RM Sotheby’s proprietary platform for online auctions provides consignors and bidders with faster, easier transactions coupled with the unmatched service and international reach of our in-person auctions, including carefully researched and vetted descriptions, top quality photography, easy payment, and document administration for seamless transfer of ownership.

Schedule (EDT)
Wednesday, 25 May 2022
11:00 am


Wednesday, 1 June 2022
11:00 am


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Bidder Registration Requirements

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 (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

Note, bidders are advised to review the Conditions of Business prior to participating in the auction.

Additional Fees to Be Considered

Buyer’s Premium

The Buyer’s Premium for all motor car lots in this auction is 10% (plus VAT on the Buyers’ Premium as applicable) of the hammer price, and the Buyer’s Premium for all non-motor car lots is 20% (plus VAT on the Buyers’ Premium as applicable) 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. The location in which the lot is sold is clearly indicated on the lot page found on

Please pay careful attention to any Lots that are:

  • VAT Applicable
  • VAT Implication
  • Temporary Import

Lots Under Temporary Import

Those cars subject to temporary importation restrictions cannot be discharged from RMS’ custody without the completion of customs procedures and until full payment has been received. Customs charges will be levied appropriately depending on each individual scenario and will be payable directly to the relevant authorities, which RMS will provide the details of as and when necessary. Please note there is a compulsory administrative fee to process removing the car from bond.

Payment Options

Payment is due in full on or before 17:00 of the next business day following the auction, and payment is to be made to RM Sotheby’s (‘RMS’). All payments must be in the form of bank transfer unless other arrangements have been approved in advance. 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:

Automobile Shipping

Contact - Bob Sellers

Contact - Martin Kahms or Philip Scholz 
+49 (0) 7121 43358 33
Martin Kahms or Philip Scholz

Contact - James Walker
+44 7908 645 852


Automobilia Shipping

PakMail – Store US451
Contact – John Bowman
Fort Wayne, IN

UPS – Store 4682
Contact – Meghan Frazier
Fort Wayne, IN
260-490-2800 Ext 0.

If the car is to go into storage, storage fees will be assessed on a case-by-case basis. 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

North America

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. For motor cars sold in the North American market, a US$75.00 administration fee (US$85.00 in the State of California) will be assessed per motor car(s) purchased by an individual Buyer. Note 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. If a Lot(s) is rendered “Title in Transit,” it is unlikely that the Buyers will receive the title in the mail within 20 business days following the auction; however, RM will work to provide the titles to the Buyer as soon as possible.


You will not receive the title for your car at the time of the sale. Once full payment has been received, pending all title cancellation formalities having been completed, 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

Jera Presley

Director of Client Service, North America Auburn, Indiana - United States

Languages: English

Alexandra Muncie

Auction Administrator Detroit, Michigan - United States

Languages: English