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Sunday, July 15, 2012

Mecum to sell small block Cobra at Monterey

     Monterey car week 2012 is shaping up as one of the biggest for real Cobras being auctioned in history.  Mecum is one of the biggest companies in musclecar auctions.  They have just come up with a small block obra, CSX2428,to sell at Monterey.  Here's what they say about it:

"Billed to Shelby American on May 7, 1964 and shipped to Los Angeles on the Holland America Line’s SS Alblasserdyk the following week, this rare highly-optioned 1965 Shelby Cobra was invoiced to the Foreign Car Center in Birmingham, Alabama on August 5 1964. It was delivered with chromed 5.5-inch knock-off wire wheels, dash-mounted rear-view mirror, radio, wind deflectors, chromed bumperettes and a quick-fill fuel cap. Cared for by the same owner since 1984 and listed in the Shelby Registry, this American automotive treasure retains the original (now rebuilt) dual-quad Hi Po 289 CI engine, side exhaust, desirable rack and pinion steering and factory hard top."

     Sounds like one hell of a ride.