Classic Car Sales Top $300 Million

© Rod Hatfield, Automotive Content Experience© Rod Hatfield, Automotive Content Experience
4. 1962 Shelby 260 Cobra “CSX 2000”
Sale Price: $13,750,000
Auction: RM Sotheby’s
The Shelby Cobra is one of the best known and most sought after America sports cars ever built, and this CSX 2000 is the very first example. Carroll Shelby took the A.C. Ace — a small British roadster — and fit a big American V8 engine under the hood. Performance was outstanding; 60 mph could be achieved in around 4 seconds, and rave reviews came in from every publication that had a chance to get behind the wheel. This car has remained in its original condition — never restored — and has always belonged to Carroll Shelby. When the gavel fell at RM Sotheby’s, it was the first time this car had ever been sold, and it now claims the title as the highest price ever paid for an American car.

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