A twin-supercharged 800bhp Shelby Cobra 427 Super Snake originally owned by Carroll Shelby was the star attraction at Barrett-Jackson’s marathon 8-day Scottsdale sale, changing hands for $5,500,000.
Other big-tickets sales among the 1,054-car entry included a 1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4, restored and with known history from new, which brought $2,475,000, and a 2018 Ford GT '67 Heritage Edition with only 12 miles on the clock at $1,210,000; while Craig Jackson’s multiple concours-winning 1965 Shelby GT350 set a new auction record at $962,500. Barrett-Jackson posted a 100% sell-through rate from the largely ‘no reserve’ auction, with a sale total of $95 million and an additional $5.8 million raised for charity.
A 1967 Chevrolet Corvette L88 topped the results at Mecum’s Glendale Auction. One of only 20 examples produced in ’67, it had covered just 348 miles since the completion of a 10-year restoration and was hammered away for $2,695,000. A pair of Ferraris from the Steve Todhunter Collection rounded off the top three; a 449-mile 2016 F12tdf making $880,000 (estimate $900,000 – 1,000,000) and a 175-mile 2011 599 GTO selling for $720,500 (estimate $650,000 – 750,000).
RM Sotheby’s Open Roads auction saw a barn find 1969 Ford Mustang Boss 429 smash its $60,000 – 80,000 guide, finding a new home at $181,500. Fresh out of long-term storage and missing its engine and gearbox, it required a ground-up restoration having been off the road since the 1980s.
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