Former RM Sotheby's Managing Director and auctioneer sets up a new classic car brokerage in London
Max Girardo, the former Managing Director of RM Sotheby’s, has announced that he has set up a new London-based classic car brokerage firm. Girardo & Co., based in a mews showroom in the west-end of London will specifically deal with ‘the highest quality cars available to the market’.
Starting his career at Bonhams in 1997, Girardo’s charismatic auctioneering skills are well known to many in this market, and his track record includes 80 international auctions – with total sales totaling more than $1.5 billion. While this includes nine of the 20 most valuable cars ever sold at auction, Girardo has also been involved in the sale of more than $250million in private treaty sales.
The new showroom will hold a number of ‘vehicles of exceptional quality’, which will be available for discreet private viewing. As well as simply managing the sale of cars, Girardo will also offer consignments, estate planning, appraisals, restoration management and other advisory services.
Speaking of his new venture, Girardo says: ‘After ten great years at RM, the time has come for me to establish my own business and to realise my own ambitions. This is a very exciting venture for me and my sole objective is to establish a business which leads the market in customer service and quality. Girardo & Co. will quickly become the benchmark by which others will be judged.’
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