Shelby Cobra Sells For Almost $14M At Pebble Beach

by SpeedLux

Shelby Cobra #CSX 2000— the first Cobra ever built– cost RM Sotheby’s Monterey auction over the previous weekend, held simultaneous with the world-famous Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. The agreed rate? A cool $13.8 million, consisting of auction charges.

Given, it’s not exactly hard to fathom how this blue, 1962 Shelby Cobra regulated such a premium; #CSX 2000 was taken care by the late Carroll Shelby himself from the extremely beginning, right up until his passing in 2012. After that, it entered into the Carroll Hall Shelby Trust, prior to landing in the lap of its new owner over the weekend.

This Shelby Cobra’s almost fourteen-million winning bid makes it far and away the most expensive American automobile ever sold at auction. It nabbed that title far from a 1968 Ford GT40 Gulf/Mirage Lightweight, which once-upon-a-time won Spa de Francorchamps in the hands of Jackie Ickx, and it could be seen in the 1971 Steve McQueen film Le Mans. That automobile, sold in 2012, had held the record with a paltry $11 million cost.

We have a tough time imagining this new auction record falling whenever quickly. #CSX 2000 is more than just an automobile; it’s the first example of the car that put the late, great Carroll Shelby on the map as a world-class performance guru, and his trousers occupied the drivers seat more than most likely anyone else’s.

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