Partner and Senior Car Specialist
Barney Ruprecht serves as a Partner and Senior Car Specialist of Broad Arrow Group. Prior to Broad Arrow Group, he worked as one of the top specialists for RM Sotheby’s. Barney’s auction experience and expertise is not only limited to automotive auctions but also fine art, as his father and mentor, Bill Ruprecht, served as Chairman & CEO of Sotheby’s from 2000 until retirement in 2015. Bill and Barney maintain a close working relationship with Bill serving in an advisory role to Broad Arrow Group.
Barney is a car fanatic with passion that spans across all periods and many marques. He has particular expertise in Post-War Sports Cars, Formula 1 race cars, and modern supercars. A particular area of focus for Barney is Aston Martin, having handled some of the most significant Aston Martins including DBR1/1, DB4 GT, DP/199, DBR9/9, an original ‘James Bond’ DB5 from Goldfinger & Thunderball, DB5 Shooting Brake, and many more. Additionally, he has in-depth knowledge of Porsches, Mercedes-Benz 300 SL, Ferrari F40, Lancia Delta Integrale, Bentley R-Type Continental, and Ferrari Dino among others.
Barney has handled the private sales of some of the most significant cars including Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spyder, Talbot-Lago T150 SS Teardrop Coupe by Figoni et Falaschi, Aston Martin DB4 GT Zagato, Bentley 4.5L ‘Blower’, a delivery mileage Ferrari F40, and Ferrari F1 F2000.
Barney is based in New York City and travels extensively to meet clients and inspect cars throughout the world.