Borro loves luxury cars, and we’ve been exploring the most expensive car brands sold at auction. Carol Shelby was a US car designer and driver who set up Shelby American Inc in 1962, specializing in American race cars. Mr. Shelby passed away in 2012, yet his legacy lives on. His cars still fetch millions at auctions and we’ve taken a look at the top 5 most expensive Shelbys to ever be sold.
- 1969 Shelby GT 500 Convertible
Starting off the list with our first and only red car, this charming convertible sold for £588,477 when it was auctioned in 2008 at Barrett-Jackson. Its main selling point that is was one of Carroll Shelby’s personal cars.
- 1966 Shelby Cobra 427 Roadster
This Shelby Roadster was sold at auction in 2007 for £769,547. It was a huge attraction in shows and track events and now belongs to one very lucky owner.
- Shelby Cobra 427 Super Snake
Blue seems to be the colour theme for this list, as our third most expensive Shelby is the Cobra 427 Super Snake that sold at the Barret-Jackson auction in 2007 for £4.5 million. It is only one of two ever built so this may be why it raised so much in auction.
- Shelby Daytona Cobra Coupe CSX 260
At the Mecum auction in 2009, this blue beauty sold for a huge £5.9 million, setting the record at the time for the most expensive American car sold at auction. It was known as the “Champion Car” as it won the 1965 World Manufacturers Championship for Shelby American.
- 1962 Shelby 260 Cobra
In 2016, RM Sotheby’s set a world record for the most expensive American car ever sold at auction. It was owned by Mr. Shelby himself before he passed away in 2012 and was the race car of his dreams, which may explain why the car managed to achieve £11.3 million in auction.