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RM Auctions’ Milton Robson sale in Georgia is set for this weekend. If you like to gawk at muscle car prices of the rich and famous (or maybe you are rich and/or famous), this should be a good sale to attend or at least read about after the deals are done.
Robson made a fortune in the wholesale food business and, over the last 25 years, has used a portion of the proceeds to stock his cupboards with muscle cars as well as pre- and post-war American classics.
Robson is somewhat notorious for creating quite a stir back in 2002 when he advertised his 1971 Hemi ‘Cuda convertible in Hemmings Motor News for $1 million – an unbelievable price back then.
On November 13, RM Auctions will help Mr. Robson thin his considerable herd with a one-day sale at his estate in Gainesville, Georgia. Robson has cherry-picked some special cars for his collection; among the 56 vehicles crossing the block will be a trio of Pontiac GTO Judge convertibles including a Starlight Black ’69 Ram Air IV car with a four-speed transmission, a red 1970 Ram Air IV four-speed, and a Quezal Gold 1971 Judge also with a four-speed.
Robson’s stable also includes: a 1969 Yenko Camaro with original paint and decals; number 63 of the 69 ZL-1 Camaros built; an LS6 Chevelle convertible; an L78-powered 1969 Camaro Indy Pace Car; a 1960 Chrysler 300F, the only one equipped with a French-built Pont-A-Mousson four-speed manual gearbox; and a 1953 Cadillac Eldorado Convertible ordered by a friend of GM design chief Harley Earl with a GMC 4-71 supercharger, custom-made exhaust headers and chrome-plated exhaust pipes that exit through the front fenders.
The showcase where Robson keeps his collection is equally jaw-dropping – a former 48-stall horse barn now decorated with vintage signs, a recreation of a 1950s Mobil Service Station, a Western-style saloon with room for 80 guests and a fully equipped barber shop.
Robson said he’s divesting of his treasures in order to travel more and spend time in Florida.