Shelby 289 Cobra + 1963 Corvette + Pontaic GTO Convertible - Auction Action 410

By: Mark Higgins

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Part three of our recent auction highlights from around the world

1966 Shelby 289 Cobra

Passed in: $1.25M
Mecum, Kissimmee

Talk about special! This is the last 289ci four-speed manual AC Cobra sold to the public and the second-to-last ever made. It still has its original chassis, body, drivetrain and 289 Hi-Po engine sporting an aluminium intake and Holley 715CFM LeMans carby. In fact, the steering wheel, gauges, exhaust manifolds and radiator are also original. A true once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to own motoring royalty.


1963 Z06 Chevrolet Corvette

Sold: $288,000
Mecum, Kissimmee

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The split window ‘Vette has to be one of Americas most enduring classics and this 1963 ZO6 is one of just 63 produced with a long-range 135-litre fuel tank. Under its swoopy body work lies a 327ci V8 and four speed self-shifter. The ZO6 kit comprised heavy-duty brakes, cooling fans, uprated suspension and air scoops. This blue stunner underwent a frame off resto and received Bloomington Gold Silver certification in 2002.


1966 Pontiac GTO Convertible

Sold: $116,000
Mecum, Kissimmee

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Hey Hey We’re the Monkees. Hands up those old enough to remember the ‘60s made-for- television rock band?

They rode around in a 1966 Pontiac GTO convertible but not as original and clean as this Montero red beauty. The GTO set a benchmark for American muscle cars in its day with its 389ci V8, Positraction rear end and a four-slot box between the two.

 

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Porsche Boxster

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A Porsche for a Proton price. You better believe it. The Porsche Boxster has been around since 1997. Sporting a mid, rather than rear-engine layout, the original Boxster shared the bonnet, front guards, headlights, interior and 2.5-litre flat six engine with the 996. The Boxster S sported a gruntier 3.2-litre flat six. For many it was the affordable way into Porsche ownership. The second-gen Boxster arrived in 2005 followed by the third and fourth (current) generations in 2013 and 2016 respectively.

Today a late ’90s Boxster can be yours for under twenty grand, a mid 2000 ‘S’ will set you back around $40k, which is good buying for a great drive.

 

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