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Old 01-23-2007, 10:43 AM   #1
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Shelby Cobra sells for $5.5 million
Classic car boasts 800 horsepower

Updated: 3:31 p.m. ET Jan 22, 2007

SCOTTSDALE, Arizona - An 800-horsepower Shelby Cobra, once the personal car of the racing veteran who developed the iconic vehicle, has sold for $5.5 million at auction, a record for an American car.

The sale of the 1966 Shelby Cobra "Super Snake" brought a packed house to its feet Saturday at the Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction after a pair of bidders drove the price up.

Carroll Shelby, 84, who created the Cobra in the '60s using Ford engines and a British sport car chassis, said he built the Super Snake -- with twin superchargers on a 427 cubic inch V-8 -- and drove it for years.

"It's a special car. It would do just over three seconds to 60 (mph), 40 years ago," Shelby told the crowd before the sale.

"I killed a buzzard with it," he said. "Nasty, nasty."

The car had a twin, built for comedian Bill Cosby, but that car was destroyed in an accident while being driven by another owner, according to the Barrett-Jackson Web site.

Barrett-Jackson said the $5.5 million price tag for the Cobra was not an overall world record car price; others have sold at auction for more than $11 million. However, it is a world record for American cars, said Steve Davis, Barrett-Jackson president.

The winning bidder was car collector Ron Pratt of suburban Chandler. Last year, he paid $4.32 million for the Futureliner, one of 12 futuristic buses used for shows in the 1940s and '50s by General Motors.
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Re: Yours for Only 5.5 Million

I read that last night and was thinking of posting it.

So...who here bought it? Nate? Was it you?
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Re: Yours for Only 5.5 Million

thats an awesome care... rare too... but overpriced still nonetheless.

honestly, i rather take that 5.5 million and buy 20 other cars (cobra, corvette, 350z, evo, chevelle, skyline, hell maybe even a bmw or 2, few porsches, etc)
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Re: Yours for Only 5.5 Million

^^ if you had 10 billion, 30 billion, etc dollars would you really give a **** about a few million for something you wanted.
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Re: Yours for Only 5.5 Million

Must be nice to have that kinda of cash flow
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Must be nice to have that kinda of cash flow
it is.


















so i've been told.
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Re: Yours for Only 5.5 Million

<3 that car...
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I read that last night and was thinking of posting it.

So...who here bought it? Nate? Was it you?
Why would I buy that car? Refer to my sig.
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Re: Yours for Only 5.5 Million

that was me.

sorry guys.



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