Shelby 427 Cobra + Mustang Mach 1 + VL Walkinshaw - Auction Action 449

By: Mark Higgins

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1965 Shelby 427 Cobra

Sold: $7.71M

One of the jewels in the crown of the American car industry is Carroll Shelby’s own 427 Cobra. He owned it from the day it was assembled in March 1966 until his passing in May 2012. One of five in Charcoal Grey it was bought from his estate in 2016 and given a ground up resto in 2019 by renowned Cobra restorers Legendary Motorcar Company. It was sold with a detailed Shelby Registry history.


1969 Ford Mustang Mach 1

Sold: A$135,400


To Mustang aficionados this model was the high watermark for the brand. In 2018 it was restored and painted in its original Candy Apple hue. It still sports most of its original sheetmetal and has the correct 428 Cobra Jet V8 engine with factory ID tag, a correct close ratio 4-speed manual box, 3.50 nodular rear end and correct rebuilt carby. The original buck and door tags are there.


1988 Holden VL Walkinshaw

Sold: $204,709


This 1988 Walky VL was recently unearthed in Mount Gambier. It rolled out of Tom’s place February 1988 with build plate #195 bolted to it. A one owner example shows 69,053 kms on the clock. Besides the a layer of grime and dust it is in good, original nick. It also came with full service history.


1961 Plymouth Valiant V-200

Sold: A$12,235


We knew them as Valiant R and S Series and there was nothing like them. This one sports a 170ci slant-six and torqueflite in-dash, push-button three speed auto. It’s one of 18,500 V-200 produced, was repainted five years ago along with the removal of any rust and has a new interior plus optional power steering and power brakes. Bargain.



From Unique Cars #449, February 2021

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