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Elvis 1965 Shelby Cobra 425 Roadster On Auction

July 30, 2008 | Other

The King's 1965 Shelby Cobra 425 Roadster going to auction: A range of the most luxurious and collectable European sports, American muscle, Hot rods and custom automobile will cross the block this August as part of Russo and Steele’s Monterey auction event. The quality of Russo and Steele Monterey’s collectable automobiles has never been better. 

To be held August 14th -16th at Marriott Hotel in historic downtown Monterey, this visceral auction event has a range of collector automobiles sure to satisfy any collectors taste.

As one of the finest Shelby American automobiles, the ex-Lothar Motschenbacher 1965 Shelby 427 Cobra Full Competition offered here is an absolutely beautiful example is one of only 22 full competition models to leave the factory. Motschenbacher successfully campaigned this car in the '65 USRRC Championships against Ken Miles in the factory 427 and Jim Hall's legendary Chaparrals. A year later, Elvis Presley and CSX 3012 co-starred in the hit movie "Spinout." From the fame this added to both Shelby and the music legend, CSX 3012 was to be known as The King’s race car for all time. This Cobra includes complete ownership history and thorough documentation. Further, it features a concours-quality restoration and continues to achieve significant awards on both the show-field as well as the track.

Also on offer at the Monterey auction event are a range from the highly elusive, legendary, and the highest quality of collector automobiles that Russo and Steele has become known to provide at its auction events. Please visit www.russoandsteele.com to view a variety of featured consignments.

dressingroomrehearsa wrote on July 30, 2008
I won't buy it. As there is no room to rhumba in a sports car...