• Jan 22, 2010
2010 RM Arizona Auction Thursday Night – Click above for high-res image gallery

RM continues to play a larger role in the auction weekend here in Arizona, adding an additional day of sales for this year that exclusively features British cars. That meant an evening full of saloons, drophead coupes and plenty of classic roadsters. And it's spelled litre, not liter.

There were British cars from most of the major marques – AC, MG, Jaguar, Bentley, Rolls-Royce and, of course, Aston Martin. There were literally dozens of classic Aston Martins up for grabs ranging from a 1931 1 1/2-Litre International 2/4-Seater to a 1966 DB6 Vantage.

The most important car of the night, however, was a gorgeous 1963 Aston Martin DB4 GT (above), one of just six lightweight models ever built. RM estimated that the car would sell for as much as seven figures, and it did just that with a hammer price (excluding auction fees) of $910,000. You can view our live photos in the high-res gallery below, and be sure to check back here for more coverage of the second night that will include the 1995 Ford GT90 Concept and the 1964 Shelby Cobra 427 Prototype.

Photos by Drew Phillips / Copyright ©2010 Weblogs, Inc.

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      • 4 Years Ago
      Why can't we watch THIS auction on TV instead of silly BJ?
      • 4 Years Ago
      million dollar astons at RM, 3 million dollar jags at gooding...and im stuck watching 3000 1965 mustangs get sold for $45,000 barett jackson over and over again. the one ferrari that sold (a 86 testarossa) and they went to commercial.
      good job speedtv!!!!!
      • 4 Years Ago
      60´s sport cars are so beautifull it almost hurt. The british Jags ans Astons are amazing to say the least, but remembering further... Ferraris, Lambos, Vettes, muscle cars... They all had their golden age around the same time... Too bad gas prices, eco mentalists and safety standarst will never allow this glory to come back.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Re: Nick

      I hear you - I drove 60's muscle cars all through the Eighties and don't miss them a bit, the best of them drive like trucks.

      Why "Speed" devotes their time to barret jackson is baffling to me - RM sells legitimate dream cars and it's ignored. That said, BJ was still preferable to watching the haiti relief telethon tonight (it was on 24 channels!).

      But then, Speed doesn't care about classics - their coverage of the Monterrey historics ran 2 hours this year and they ignore every moment of Goodwood and the historic racing in Britain.

      Here's a question I've asked again and again, one that Speed refuses to answer: In regards to their BJ auction coverage; why are the camera angles so low? Seriously, when is the last time you studied a car from 16 inches off the ground?

      • 4 Years Ago
      Remember the time when Britain actually had auto industry?