Record Prices at Monterey

By: Unique Cars

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Shelby Cobra CSX2000 is most expensive American car ever

While mixed fortunes have beset the auction season over at Monterey, timed to coincide with the Pebble Beach concours, two records were set for English and American cars.

By far the most anticipated lot of the Sotheby’s auction was the first Shelby Cobra, with ID CSX2000, which had been in the hands of the Shelby family and then Shelby Foundation for its entire life.

This was the first time the car, which was the PR magazine road test mule, had ever been offered for sale.

In unrestored condition but functional condition, it went for a staggering US$13.8 million (AU$18 million).

The previous world record for an American car was a Ford GT40 which went for US$11 million (AU$14.4 million) in 2012.

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A new record was also set for English cars, with the D-type Jaguar that won the 1956 Le Mans with drivers Ninian Sanderson and Ron Flockhart doing the honours.

That machine went for a staggering US$21.8 million (AU$27.6 million).

The previous record for a British car was a 1963 Aston Martin DB4 GT Zagato, which fetched US$14.3 million (AU$18.8 million) in 2015.

Neither buyer has been revealed.

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