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Old January 22nd, 2007, 10:03 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Unique Cobra brings $5.5M at car auction


Unique Cobra brings $5.5M at car auction - Yahoo! News
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SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. - An 800-horsepower Shelby Cobra, once the personal car of the racing veteran who developed the iconic sports car, has sold for $5.5 million at auction, a record for an American car.



The sale of the 1966 Shelby Cobra "Super Snake" brought a packed house to its feet Saturday at the Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction after a pair of bidders drove the price up.

Carroll Shelby, 84, who created the Cobra in the '60s using Ford engines and a British sport car chassis, said he built the Super Snake — with twin superchargers on a 427 cubic inch V-8 — and drove it for years.

"It's a special car. It would do just over three seconds to 60 (mph), 40 years ago," Shelby told the crowd before the sale.

"I killed a buzzard with it," he said. "Nasty, nasty."

The car had a twin, built for comedian Bill Cosby, but that car was destroyed in an accident while being driven by another owner, according to the Barrett-Jackson Web site.

Barrett-Jackson said the $5.5 million price tag for the Cobra was not an overall world record car price, since others have sold at auction for more than $11 million. However, it is a world record for American cars, said Steve Davis, Barrett-Jackson president.

The winning bidder was car collector Ron Pratt of suburban Chandler. Last year, he paid $4.32 million for the Futureliner, one of 12 futuristic buses used for shows in the 1940s and '50s by General Motors.

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Old January 22nd, 2007, 10:05 PM   #2 (permalink)
 
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damn!! and I thought the 3 million for the chevvy bel-air was big.
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Old January 22nd, 2007, 10:14 PM   #3 (permalink)
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don't forget, it's also a USED car
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Old January 22nd, 2007, 10:22 PM   #4 (permalink)
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aren't all cars at the barret-jackson auction used?
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Old January 23rd, 2007, 07:35 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Yeah, but they weren't exactly daily drivers either.
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Old January 23rd, 2007, 07:39 PM   #6 (permalink)
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wait, Bill cosbys stand up comedy thing about carrol shelby giving him a car was real?..amazing. That story is so funny too.
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Old January 23rd, 2007, 07:45 PM   #7 (permalink)
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goldbergs also got the last remaining lawman. *if u don't know what that is, shoot urself*
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