• Jan 21, 2007
1966 Shelby Cobra 427 Supersnake -- Lot #1301 Sold at $5,000,000

The only surviving dual supercharged factory Cobra, this Supersnake was Carroll Shelby's personal car. "When I built this dual supercharged 427 Cobra in 1966, I wanted it to be the fastest, meanest car on the road," said Shelby. "Forty years later, it will still kick the tail of just about anything in the world." Unfortunately, after selling for a gavel price of $5 MIL, it's unlikely this car will see any more roads, let alone kicking tail.

CSX3015 started out as one of the 19 production Competition Cobras and was then cranked up a notch to produce 800 supercharged horsepower. The twin Paxton supercharged 427 was mated to a three-speed automatic transmission. One other Supersnake was built for comedian Bill Cosby, but was wrecked, making this one the only factory survivor. The huge rush of having this extraordinary vehicle bring such a well-deserved insane top bid could be felt for miles around Westworld. We didn't get a chance to ask Shelby about the car during lunch, but we can guess that he was pretty happy with the result.

[Source: Barrett-Jackson]


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      • 8 Years Ago
      Arg, a 3 speed auto?? Otherwise it's perfect.
      • 8 Years Ago
      I have a few pictures of one of the two of these cars.
      They are pictures of the car in mid restoration. I know the Cosby car was distroyed in a crash, but does anyone know if it is being restored or are these pictures of Shelbys car? Carroll said he was pulled over in the Nevada desert going 190 MPH. I'll bet that cop is still telling that story to this day.
      • 8 Years Ago
      I have a few pictures of one of the two of these cars.
      They are pictures of the car in mid restoration. I know the Cosby car was distroyed in a crash, but does anyone know if it is being restored or are these pictures of Shelbys car? Carroll said he was pulled over in the Nevada desert going 190 MPH. I'll bet that cop is still telling that story to this day.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Proceeds as I saw/heard from SpeedTV goes to Carol Shelby's foundation for Kids.
      His company has also turned around by a new woman executive. That article is somewhere here in Autoblog. Now they can't keep up with the orders.
      • 8 Years Ago
      #13 Guardsman Blue or Viking Blue.....no clue on color code.
      King Volcano
      • 8 Years Ago
      I wonder if he is selling it due to his company losing so much money over the years.
      • 8 Years Ago
      I doubt that, Carroll Shelby the man i'm sure gets $$ from Ford for using his name on their 'Stangs. He was also involved in the creation of the original Viper, sure he got paid there too. The company and the man, two separate entities.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Well worth every penny. In person the car is more awesome than in pictures.
      • 8 Years Ago
      As for the 3 speed auto...this is the same period in which Jim Hall was using 2 and 3 speed automatics on some very successful Chaparral race cars. And when you consider the torque and torque curve that this Cobra must have, why would you need a manual?
      • 8 Years Ago
      I love how the switches are labeled with those old pressed plastic stick on labels...
      • 8 Years Ago
      Wow, big result. I feel sorry for the buyer though since he won't even get half that number next go around.
      • 8 Years Ago
      5,000,000????? that's a lot.....what type of blue is that?
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