Take a look at Carroll Shelby's surprising car collection
The all-American performance legend’s cars are going up for sale, all at no reserve! As well as Cobras and Mustang, there are some unexpected choices...
Want to own a slice of all-American automotive history? Now's your chance. Legendary racer and designer Carroll Shelby’s personal car collection is to go up for sale at Bonhams Greenwich Concours d’Elegance sale in Connecticut on Sunday, June 3.
Two dozen automobiles from the estate of the late performance icon will be auctioned with no reserve. They represent Shelby’s association with both Mopar and Ford, as well as his personal interests.
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Classic highlights include a 1969 Shelby GT 500 that he acquired from Oscar-nominated actor and fellow car enthusiast Jackie Cooper Jr, as well as a 1935 Chrysler Airflow Sedan apparently passed on from Steve McQueen. Then there’s the 1982 Dodge Shelby Charger Prototype, a collaboration between Shelby and Dodge that was the genesis of the later Viper.
More modern machinery includes chassis 0001 of Carroll’s own 1999 Shelby 1 Series. Capable of accelerating from 0-60 in 3.2 seconds, and 175mph, it’s one of fewer than 250 examples made of this model. His personal 2011 Shelby Cobra CSX 8027 is also up for sale.
Bonhams head of sale for Greenwich, Eric Minoff, says: ‘We’re honored to have been chosen to represent the legendary cars of the legendary man.’ Motoring specialist Michael Caimano adds: ‘Carroll Shelby is synonymous with American racing and performance vehicles, and his contribution to the motoring world is priceless. What a privilege it is to represent many of his personal cars.’
More information on the Bonhams website.
Classic Cars for Sale
Cobra by AK Sports (6.3 Stroker) This beautiful Cobra was correctly registered 2008 and only 3345 miles from new with its one careful owner. Finished in striking deep purple coachwork. Detailed with Chrome bumpers, Badge set, Front oil cooler, Chrome mirrors, Wind wings and sun visors, triple stainless steel wipers, Polished aluminium stone guards, Large Aston style Le-mans fuel filler inset in
Cobra by Pilgrim Motorsports Correctly registered 2003 and only 7350 recorded miles since Finished in a classic blue with silver Le-mans stripes Detailed with front and rear Chrome bumpers, Badge set, Polished aluminium stone guards, Chrome mirrors, Wind deflectors, Centre mounted chrome classic fuel filler, Stainless steel side pipes 15" Image Halibrand alloys with replica spinners, Yokoham
Cobra by Pilgrim Motorsports This beautiful Cobra was correctly registered 19/03/2004 and has only covered 2200 miles Finished in stunning Cobra Blue with white Le-mans stripes Beautifully detailed with front and rear bumpers, Cobra badges, Smoked sun visors and clear wind deflectors, Chrome mirrors, Polished stone guards, Chrome flip top fuel filler, etc 17" Halibrand replica alloy wheels P
RED WITH BLACK HIDE, PLATE INCLUDED A7 COB. 7 LITRE FORD V8 WITH 7 LITRE BODYWORK, DRIVERS SIDE ROLL CAGE, ORIGINAL 15” HAILBRAND WHEELS FITTED WITH AVON ZZ TYRES, RECESSED MONZA STYLE PERTROL FILLER, ORIGINAL HANDBOOK PACK. AC cars are Britain’s oldest car manufacturer and began production in 1901. The first AC Cobra was produced in 1962 after Carroll Shelby approached AC in order to broke a