Shelby Daytona Cobra Auctioned TODAY

Discussion in 'Classic Cars' started by Richard Owen, May 15, 2009.

  1. High performance collector car specialists Mecum Auction will offer collectors a chance to own a piece of American race history when they auction the 1965 Shelby Daytona Cobra Coupe CSX2601 at the 22nd Dana Mecum Original Spring Classic Auction taking place May 13-17, 2009, in Indianapolis, Ind.

    And when this Crown Jewel of American Racing powers across the auction block, Mecum anticipates the championship race car to garner the highest bid ever paid at public auction for an American automobile – eight figures and counting. The Shelby Daytona Cobra Coupe will be sold live on national television Friday, May 15, 2009, during the company’s series, “Mecum Auto Auction: Muscle Cars & More,” on Discovery Communications’ popular HD Theater.

    The 1965 Shelby Daytona Cobra was one of six cars built by Carroll Shelby to compete against the dominating Ferrari in the F.I.A. (Federation Internationale de l’Automobile) World Manufacturers Championship for GT race class. An experimental coupe body designed by Pete Brock was built on an existing Cobra chassis, immediately increasing the top speed by 25 mph. That car won its first race, the 1964 Daytona Continental (prompting Shelby to adopt the name), and five more coupes were built, including CSX2601.

    After competing at Daytona, Monza, Spa and Nurburgring, CSX2601 made history when it clinched the 1965 World Manufacturers Championship for the United States and Shelby American on July 4 in Reims, France.
     
  2. badass, but would rather have a 917 and a 956 for that kind of cash
     
  3. This and the Miura, can't decide which is my favourite, so they both are.
     
  4. Both would be significantly less than this will probably sell for.
     
  5. Best Shelby car ever.
     
  6. what did the bid go for?
     
  7. The opnneing bid was $4M.

    The final bid was $6.8M, but the car did not sell. They rolled it off the block to keep the auction going. The auctioneer said it should sell somtime thru the weekend.
     
  8. Any new info on whether it sold or not??

    I'm also waiting to hear any news about Medlin's P4 @ RM's, which goes under the gavel today.
     
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  10. Nope, didn't meet reserve.
     
  11. I got to see that very same car at Sebring this year. One of my all time favorite cars!
     

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