Shelby Cobra for $ 3 million (14 photos)
On the January auction will be put up for sale the legendary Shelby Competition Cobra 1964 issue, for which plan to bail out the $ 3 million.
From the point of view of the iconic cars of the 20th century, there are a few that can compete with the original Cobra. The original “Cobra” have started to produce in the United Kingdom, but then it was noticed in Shelby did truly the greatest car.
While there are many companies producing replica Cobra, buy the original is not so easy. Pretty rare copy of the original Shelby Competition Cobra in 1964 will be put up for sale at Sotheby’s in the town of Scottsdale, Arizona, for which plan to get from 2.5 million to 3.3 million.
What justified the high cost of such a car? All were released 23 copies of rare 427 model “Cobra”. It set the chassis CSX 3010, and the V8 engine produces an impressive 620 horsepower for that is very impressive, even now, not to mention the beginning of the sixties …
Initially, the new machine was delivered to Don Russell Jr. of South Carolina, who soon decided that the “Cobra” too wild for use in the usual way. Then Russell sold the car the man from Massachusetts, who used it in a number of events from 1967 to 1968. Eventually this “Cobra” was able to complete a Canadian championship endurance.
The vehicle is in the possession of the current owner since 1978, and in the early 80s was a full recovery.