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08/09/2016 at #8042
Guess The High Bid Contest: The First Shelby Cobra Edition CSX 2000
The very first Shelby Cobra is going up for auction on Friday, August 19, 2016, at the RM Sotheby’s Auction in Monterey, CA!
This is a most significant piece of automotive history, as this is THE car that Carroll Shelby and team used to “invent” the Cobra! The story is on the website.
Place your guess as to what you think the high bid will be on this car at the auction! Closest without going over wins!
Guessing is closed at 5:00 PM Central time, Friday, August 19.
WINNERS: The two closest guesses without going over will receive a V8 Speed & Resto Shop Shirt & Hat combo, and a copy of Colin Comer’s Complete Book Of Shelby Automobiles!
CAR DETAILS, From the RM Sotheby’s Auction Website:
“260 bhp, 260 cu. in. OHV V-8 engine with a single four-barrel carburetor, four-speed manual transmission, front and rear independent suspension with upper transverse leaf springs and lower A-arms, and front disc and rear inboard disc brakes. Wheelbase: 90 in.
The greatest achievements in modern history are often so cataclysmic, so utterly earth-shattering and downright revolutionary, that humanity is left wondering, what if? What if Thomas Edison failed in developing the electric lightbulb? What if Henry Ford’s business went under before mass production of the Model T? What if the Wright Brothers failed to take flight, however briefly, at Kitty Hawk? What might the consequences have been . . . what might the world have looked like? Would society, as we know it today, be an ever-changing, hyper-speed web of 24-hour international business and culture, seemingly developing at a rate unheard of, even a century ago? The realm of possibilities is endless, almost frightening.
Chaos theory refers to this as the “butterfly effect” – the notion that something remarkably small can have an extraordinarily large impact on the future. By that measure alone, then, Carroll Shelby, alongside Edison, Wright, and Ford, must be counted among the greatest innovators of the 20th century, for if it had not been for CSX 2000, American sports cars and racing would likely never have landed on the world stage, and the American auto industry would quite simply not be where it is today!
Post your guess below as to what you think the high bid will be on this car at the auction! Closest without going over wins!
Good luck!08/09/2016 at #8043Mike ClarkeMember
Oh man. This is going to go for some big coin. I’m going to guess $4.5 million.
Sent from my SM-G900V using Tapatalk08/10/2016 at #8044Joseph R CandlerParticipant
This bid will get up to 3.6 million08/11/2016 at #8045Mike BrennanParticipant
I’m going to guess the price will be $1, 850,000.00. Thanks, Mike Brennan “LODI3QTR”08/12/2016 at #8046AustinParticipant
I think it will go above 3.7 million but below 4.5 and the reserve will not be met.08/19/2016 at #8060RitchieParticipant
1.6 million08/20/2016 at #806208/20/2016 at #806308/21/2016 at #8066Mike ClarkeMember
Looks like the Q is the winner, as the Cobra went to $12.5 million! Holy snakes! Congrats QBall!
Winner winner chicken dinner!!!
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