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BONHAMS is auc­tion­ing an eclec­tic as­sort­ment of 24 ve­hi­cles from the pri­vate col­lec­tion of the late Car­roll Shelby, dat­ing as far back as a 1927 Ford Model T.

A selec­tion of Co­bras and Mus­tangs show­cases his ex­ten­sive col­lab­o­ra­tion with Ford.

Sev­eral mod­els fet­tled by Shelby for the Chrysler cor­po­ra­tion are also up for grabs such as the Charger GSLH, CSX and Shelby Dakota pickup.

There's a 1969 Shelby GT 500 that he ac­quired from ac­tor Jackie Cooper Jr, chas­sis 0001 of Shelby's own su­per­car built in 1999, the Shelby 1 Se­ries and a 2011 Shelby Co­bra CSX 8027 (his per­sonal trans­port) as well as one of his CSX 8000-se­ries mod­ern Co­bras.

There is also a 1935 Chrysler Air­flow Sedan, be­lieved to have been ac­quired from Steve Mc­Queen, and the 1982 Dodge Shelby Charger pro­to­type – the first col­lab­o­ra­tion be­tween Shelby and Dodge that led to the cre­ation of the Viper.

Michael Caimano, Bonhams Mo­tor­ing Spe­cial­ist added, “Car­roll Shelby is syn­ony­mous with Amer­i­can rac­ing and per­for­mance ve­hi­cles and his con­tri­bu­tion to the mo­tor­ing world is price­less. What a priv­i­lege it is to rep­re­sent many of his per­sonal cars.”

Eric Mi­noff, Bonhams Head of Sale for Green­wich said, “We're hon­oured to have been cho­sen to rep­re­sent the leg­endary cars of the leg­endary man.”

The Con­cours d'El­e­gance Auc­tion is set for Sun­day June 3, in Green­wich, Con­necti­cut.

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