In the Monterey Car Week which is celebrated this week, in addition to presentations also had auctions. And today we’re not going to talk about a car either, but one with a lot of history. This is the first Shelby Cobra that was manufactured, made personally by Carroll Shelby, who was its owner until his death. Last night this vehicle achieved a price of 13,75 billion (about € 12.1 million) at the auction of RM Sotheby s.
In this way, the Cobra CSX 2000 has beaten the record sale in auction for an american car. Exceeds this way the Ford GT40 of 1968 which reached a price of $ 11 million. Not surprisingly the value of this model, as the expectation were high for a long time. A precursor that was used by Carroll Shelby during the years in driving school and also as a show-car in some events.
But one of the occupations most striking is that it was used as unit tests to the motoring press of the time. This brings us to a curious anecdote about the Shelby Cobra CSX 2000. This unit was the only one who had at that time and what I was doing, Shelby was paint it a different color each time I passed through the hands of a magazine. This got that thought that there was a fleet of Cobras and not a single unit.
the vehicle of The 13,75 million dollars takes a V8 engine of 4.3 liters of 260 HP. Although it may seem little, this will become one of the sporting performance of the time. The lucky private buyer that has purchased this Shelby Cobra will take you on your original state of conservation. This means that you have some flaws in the bodywork or on the seats, as you can see in the pictures.
Source – RM Sotheby’s