Held at the Robson Estate in Gainesville, Georgia on November 13th, this single-day event presented 55 high-performance vehicles and a select range of memorabilia before a standing-room-only crowd, with bidders hailing from across the continent and as far away as England and Brazil. Bidders in the room were joined by those on the phone and via the Internet, sparking multiple instances of fierce and spirited bidding.
The top sale was a coveted 1969 Pontiac GTO Judge Ram Air IV Convertible, one of only five built and the only Starlight Black example, which sparked a lively bidding war, achieving an impressive $682,000 to set a new auction record. Also garnering significant attention was a 1960 Chrysler 300F Four-Speed Convertible, the only factory four-speed, 400-hp convertible in existence, which realized a final sales price of $437,250 to also earn its place in the record books. Both sales generated enthusiastic applause from the crowd.
Other record-setting lots included:
• a top-of-the-line 1957 Desoto Adventurer Convertible, which provided a strong start to the auction, selling for $341,000;
• an outstanding 1970 Shelby GT500 Four-Speed Convertible, which exceeded its pre-sale estimate reaching $368,500;
• a rare 1957 Chevrolet Corvette Factory Airbox Convertible, one of just 43 examples built, bringing $374,000;
• a desirable 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air Fuel-Injected Convertible for $209,000; and
• a 1954 Mercury Monterey Convertible which realized $118,250.
In addition to setting a string of new auction records, the renowned Milton Robson Collection posted over $9.2 million in sales.
1969 Pontiac GTO Judge Ram Air IV Convertible
1960 Chrysler 300F Four Speed Convertible
1969 Chevrolet Camaro ZL-1 Coupe (Four-Speed)
1953 Cadillac Eldorado Supercharged Convertible
1957 Chevrolet Corvette Factory Airbox Convertible
1970 Shelby GT500 Four Speed Convertible
1957 Desoto Adventurer Convertible
1969 Chevrolet Camaro Yenko S/C Sport Coupe
1970 Pontiac GTO Judge Ram Air IV Convertible
1971 Pontiac GTO Judge 455 H.O. Convertible
~ RM Auctions