Supercar YouTube Personality Robert Himler Dies of Cancer, Aged 24

On April 22, 2015, Robert Himler lost the battle with cancer at the young age of just 24. Having owned multiple supercars, including a Lamborghini and a McLaren, you could say the guy lived life to its fullest and lived the dream, but seeing such a young flame extinguished is always sad.
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The first video below is shot by his friend Rego, who says this is the last available footage of Robert in his supercar.

Himler is one of the most controversial YouTube personalities connected to supercars. Some people have suggested he's a fake and that all the properties he claims to own are leased.

His most questionable YouTube video is about a 22-year-old girl from Australia named Amy, who says she bought a Lamborghini Gallardo with her money. It sparked tremendous controversy, with people saying this was a scam.

At first glance, the scheme was about buying an e-book or signing up to a learning program about Forex trading. Having done this myself as a previous career, I can tell you that commodity trading is incredibly stressful and complex. Yes, a 22YO can theoretically become very rich, but the chances of this happening are slim.

It's a case of "picks and shovels". During the American gold rush, remarkably few people found precious metals and became wealthy. However, the folks who were selling them mining equipment in the middle of nowhere dictated the prices and made lots of money. So yeah, it's easier to sell books about "how to make millions" than to actually make them.

Still, this article isn't about knocking Robert's work. It's about the loss of a person who was intensely passionate about cars, who filmed his own mother's reaction to a 1,250 hp twin-turbo Lamborghini. So rest in peace Robert, as you will be remembered.

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About the author: Mihnea Radu
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Mihnea's favorite cars have already been built, the so-called modern classics from the '80s and '90s. He also loves local car culture from all over the world, so don't be surprised to see him getting excited about weird Japanese imports, low-rider VWs out of Germany, replicas from Russia or LS swaps down in Florida.
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