Barn-Find Cobra in Fort Lauderdale Sale

On 4-6 March 2011, Florida will see the three-day Collector Cars of Fort Lauderdale sale, run under the ‘Auctions America by RM’ banner. Already consigned is a barn-find 1963 Shelby Cobra, carrying a $US425,000 – 475,000 estimate.

According to the auction house, CSX 2080 – with its matching numbers – is “one of the most original Cobras in existence”. It has had just two private owners from new, and has been parked up since 1981. While the red exterior and black interior have been left untouched, the car is reported to be road ready, after a recent mechanical restoration of the factory-installed powertrain.

“We’re going to kick start the hobby’s spring season with an excellent show in Fort Lauderdale, featuring one of the most original Cobras on the planet,” said Donnie Gould, President, Auctions America by RM. “The discovery of CSX 2080 represents an important collecting opportunity for automotive enthusiasts.”

Other early highlights of the sale include a 1932 Duesenberg Model J DC Phaeton Murphy (estimate $US350,000 – 450,000) and a 2005 Ford GT (estimate $US140,000 – 160,000).

For further information, see www.auctionsamerica.com.

Text: Charis Whitcombe
Photos: Auctions America


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