Rare Shelby Cobra 1965 could set the record for the most expensive auto sale

Posted on Wednesday, 29 April 2009 , 19:04:43 byEmil

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Rare Shelby Cobra 1965 could set the record for the most expensive auto sale

A rare Shelby Cobra 1965 is expected to reach between 10 million Dollars and 15 million Dollars on May 15th at auction, said the organizers. The auto will surpass almost certainly the American record of 5.5 million Dollars for a 427 Super Snake Shelby Cobra 1966. There is a chance also it could set a brand new record worldwide, if that exceeds the 11 million Dollars paid for a California Spyder 1961 Ferrari.

Described like 'American jewel' the auto was the 1st American-made racing vehicle to ever beat the famous Ferrari in Europe in world racing championships. It's expected to attract hard the interest in the world and many car enthusiasts from America hope it remains there upon sale.

So, the coupe unit was hand made and 1 of only 6 ever build. Mecum High Performance Auctions is putting the auto on the block on May 15 in Indianapolis.