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YPSILANTI, Michigan – Classic car fever will sweep over the Motor City next month as RM’s long awaited sale of the renowned Bud Mick Collection begins. Offered as a special segment of the Classic Car Auction of Michigan, this $4 million sale will take place at the Rock Financial Show Place in Novi from April 26th and 27th.

In addition to the Bud Mick Collection, the auction will feature a wide variety of classic Cadillacs from the Edwin Oberhaus collection, plus more than 150 privately consigned cars. Regarded as Michigan’s premier auction for classic cars, this year’s event will present over 300 magnificent examples for auction, making for an ultimate classic car weekend for motoring enthusiasts.

Well known among Midwestern car collectors, Bud Mick was a very successful entrepreneur and passionate motoring enthusiast who assembled a remarkable collection of cars, ranging from the earliest days of motoring to the best late model collectibles. The Novi auction will present an opportunity for local car enthusiasts to pay tribute to this renowned Michigan collector.

“Like so many other car collectors, Bud’s enthusiasm for collecting began with the cars of his youth – some bought because he knew someone with one just like it, and others because they evoked memories of earlier times and places,” says Mike Fairbairn, Executive Vice President of the Canadian-based RM Auctions.

“The difference with Bud’s cars is that the collection grew well beyond nostalgia, and his passion and enthusiasm for all things automotive led the collection in many different directions.

“The diversity of the collection means it has something to cater for every automotive taste and we are thrilled to have been entrusted by the Mick family with the task of selling the collection at auction,” he adds.

The collection is best known for its muscle cars and convertibles of the fifties and sixties. Examples include an extremely rare factory original Hemi powered 1967 Plymouth GTX convertible, a ’62 Chevrolet SS 409 four speed coupe, and a ’65 Chevrolet Impala SS 396 four speed convertible. Noteworthy convertibles include a stunning 1958 Pontiac Bonneville, a ’68 Ford Mustang 390 GT, a ’54 Cadillac Eldorado, and a ’55 Pontiac Star Chief.

At the high end, the collection also includes a wide variety of prewar classics, including a unique and flawlessly restored 1934 Bugatti Type 57 Galibier Sedan, originally designed for continental and long distance touring; a stunning 1938 Packard Twelve Brunn Landaulet, believed to be just one of 17 Packard Touring Cabriolets by Brunn; an award-winning, true classic 1930 Pierce-Arrow Model A Convertible Coupe; and a pair of Auburn Cabriolets – one from 1929 and one from 1935.

The Spring event will also present a series of cars from the renowned, Ohio-based Edwin Oberhaus Collection. A highly respected entrepreneur, Edwin Oberhaus has been fascinated with collector cars for most of his life, with a particular passion for Cadillacs. Amongst a variety of business ventures, Edwin along with his wife Alyce, ran Oberhaus Enterprises’ Cars and Collectibles, an antique and classic car museum in Archbold, Ohio. Following the closure of the museum earlier this year, RM is proud to present a number of highlights from the museum collection at the Novi auction.

With a strong focus on 1950s and 1960s Cadillacs, highlights of the Oberhaus offering include: an excellent, unrestored 1959 Cadillac Series 62 four-door hardtop; a rare 1972 Cadillac Eldorado Wagon, one of only eight built; an attractive and well-preserved 1939 LaSalle Touring Sedan, and a 1970 Cadillac Limousine, formerly owned by singer Johnny Paycheck, well known for the famous country song ‘Take This Job and Shove It.’ Fully loaded with luxury items, custom features of the former Paycheck car include a built-in refrigerator, TV, jump seats, gold velour interior with matching curtains and shag carpet.

The Classic Car Auction of Michigan will be held April 26th to 27th at the Rock Financial Show Place, 46100 Grand River Avenue, Novi, Michigan. A preview of the auction line-up will be held April 25th from 3pm to 8pm. Doors open on the weekend from 9am with the auction action getting underway from 10.30am each day. Admission to the event is $10 for a day pass or $15 for a weekend pass (2 days).

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About RM Auctions Inc. Celebrating nearly three decades in the collector car industry, RM Auctions, Inc. and its sister companies are responsible for acquisition, restoration and sales of the world’s rarest and most valuable vintage automobiles including Best of Show winning cars at the prestigious Pebble Beach, Amelia Island and Meadow Brook Concours. For additional information on RM Auction events, please call (800) 211-4371 or visit