Co­bra fetches record price

Wheels (Australia) - - Redline -

The very first Shelby Co­bra ever made has sold at auc­tion for a whop­ping $18 mil­lion. No, you didn’t read it wrong, that’s 18 fol­lowed by six ze­ros! The sale makes the Shelby 260 Co­bra, known as the CSX 2000, the most ex­pen­sive Amer­i­can car ever sold. The record-break­ing sale took place at the RM Sotheby’s auc­tion dur­ing Mon­terey Car Week in Au­gust. Ar­riv­ing in the US in Fe­bru­ary 1962 as a chas­sis with­out an en­gine, Car­roll Shelby and his team fit­ted a Dean Moon 260 cu­bic-inch Ford V8 and four-speed gear­box un­der its Bri­tish skin. From that, the Co­bra leg­end was born.

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