WHAT THE K500 MAR­KET IN­DEX SAYS ABOUT THE…

AC Shelby Co­bra 289

Classic Cars (UK) - - Chasing Cars -

K500’s Si­mon Kid­ston says, ‘If you asked any of the top driv­ers roped in to guide Car­roll Shelby’s buck­ing An­gloamer­i­can cre­ation over twist­ing Euro­pean cir­cuits in the Six­ties, the last word they’d use to de­scribe the ex­pe­ri­ence would be ‘con­sis­tent’. Yet in auc­tion tents that’s pre­cisely what’s hap­pened to small-block Co­bra val­ues. From 2008 to 2013, reg­u­lar road cars dou­bled up from $500k. Since then, the ‘mil­lion-dol­lar 289’ has be­come a model of rel­a­tive sta­bil­ity. Orig­i­nal, un­re­stored road cars are now the hot ticket. Big sis­ter 427s are a tougher sell.’

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