Guess Which Car Just Sold for $12.5 Million? [video]

The car that sparked the “American motoring revolution” just sold for $12.5 million. The first Cobra sports car built by Texas racing legend, Carroll Shelby, made history again, this time at RM Sotheby’s Auction in Monterey, California.

Shelby had retired from racing by the time he created the first Cobra in 1962. And his ingenuity was genius: he “shoehorned a 260-cubic-inch Ford V8 between the wheel wells of a British-made AC Ace.” Bob Sorokanich writes for Road&Track:

“When that engine met that body, a legend was born.”


The CSX 2000 became the development prototype for the Shelby empire. This car never left Shelby’s hands. He maintained it until he died in 2012.

The Houston Chronicle reports that this Cobra is “the most ever paid for American-made car” in history.

Shelby was convinced that Ford could beat the rival GM Corvette.

Bethany Blankley

Bethany Blankley is a political analyst for Fox News Radio and has appeared on television and radio programs nationwide. She writes about political, cultural, and religious issues in America from the perspective of an evangelical and former communications staffer. She was a communications strategist for four U.S. Senators, one U.S. Congressman, a former New York governor, and several non-profits. She earned her MA in Theology from The University of Edinburgh, Scotland and her BA in Political Science from the University of Maryland. Follow her @bethanyblankley &

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