Carroll Shelby’s ‘Cobra To End All Cobras’ is set to cross the block at Barrett-Jackson’s Scottsdale sale which runs from 20-27 March. CSX 3015 started life as a 427 Competition Roadster, initially used by Ford in Europe for a promotional tour. After returning to the US in 1966 it was rebuilt by Shelby into a Super Snake with the addition of twin Paxton superchargers and reclassified as a road-legal 427 Cobra Semi-Competition. Developing an estimated 800hp, the ultimate iteration of the 427 Cobra enabled Shelby to clock 190 mph at the Turismos Visitadores, an open-road event in Nevada. One of only two such twin-supercharged Cobras ever built – the other (CSX 3303) was destroyed after crashing into the Pacific Ocean – it was previously sold by Barrett-Jackson in 2007 for $5,500,000 and again in 2015 for $5,115,000.
Elsewhere, highlights include a matching-numbers 1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4 and 35 cars from the Larry Winkler Collection; notably a 2,160-mile 1999 Vector M12 and a 322-mile 2020 Ferrari 488 Pista, both offered without reserve.
Star attraction at Mecum’s Glendale Auction is the 20-car Steve Todhunter Collection, headed by a 2016 Ferrari F12tdf with just 449 miles, listed at $900,000 – 1,000,000. Other low-mileage exotics in the collection include a 175-mile 2011 Ferrari 599 GTO (estimate $650,000 – 750,000); a 1-of-14 2006 Saleen S7 Twin Turbo (estimate $600,000 – 700,000); and a 2,326-mile 2014 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Black Series (estimate $450,000 – 550,000).
Among the German machinery on offer, a 1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7, restored by the factory and owned by the consignor for the past 20 years carries a guide of $400,000 – 500,000, while a concours-winning 1974 BMW 2002 turbo is $135,000 – 165,000.
A 1968 Shelby GT500 KR goes under the hammer at RM Sotheby’s online only auction, with bids closing on 25 March and an estimate of $200,000 – 240,000. Powered by the Cobra-Jet 428 engine, KRs offered a healthy increase in performance over the standard GT500 with around 400hp now on tap. RM’s car was restored in 2013 and is presented in its original shade of Acapulco Blue, with a four-speed manual transmission and factory-fitted air conditioning.
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