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Thursday, June 23, 2011

Why did the 1966 Shelby Cobra 427 Super Snake sell for $5.5 million

on January 21, 2007, at the Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction The 1966 Shelby Cobra 427 Super Snake made history. It fetch $5.5 million, a world record price for an American car, auction organizers said.

The buyer was car collector Ron Pratt of Chandler, Arizona. This fastest sport with
powerfull car engine with 800-horsepower was only two produced for personal transportation. There are made by performance-car builder Carrol Shelby and Famed racer.

At the time there were 84 Syelby presented at anual auction, that was held in Scttsdale, Arizona. It was presented also by hundreds if collector who bid millions for sport car, muscle cars, and other vehicles.

Actually Shelby made two Super Snakes, The other one was bought by comedian Bill Cosby. Cosby returned the car after only once drive, Then the Super Snake was wrecked in a road accident that killed the driver, said Cluxoton in his writing on Barrett-Jackson site.
Sole surviving Super Snake still had many original components, such as its engine block, exhaust system brake calipers, and oil coolers, Cluxton said.
"This Cobra car defines the American muscle car. He does it all, and without the help of ESP, ASR, ABS, carbon fiber, engine management ECUs, titanium, or the United Nations. How cool is that?" said Cluxton in his writing

AC/Shelby Cobra is the epitome of high-performance cool car. The man responsible for it. A real talent makes Shelby a world-famous race driver by 1959, he won LeMans for Aston Martin.

1966 Shelby Cobra 427 Super Snake Muscle Car

1966 Shelby Cobra 427 Super Snake Muscle Cars

Engine of 1966 Shelby Cobra 427 Super Snake Muscle Car

Exterior of 1966 Shelby Cobra 427 Super Snake Muscle Car

Front of 1966 Shelby Cobra 427 Super Snake Muscle Car

Interior of 1966 Shelby Cobra 427 Super Snake Muscle Car

On Stage 1966 Shelby Cobra 427 Super Snake Muscle Car

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