As with just about any car auction, the words "Shelby" and "Cobra" always translate to lots of money. This was the case at Barrett-Jackson this year, with two of the top cars bearing the Cobra moniker. The first, CSX2091, is a clean 1963 289 Cobra with a fully rebuilt motor generating 417 horsepower. The second is chassis CSX2281, a clean Wimbledon White 1964 289 Cobra that's been through various upgrades, restorations, and rebuilds over the years, but is currently in prime condition.
Bidding for both cars quickly shot into the six figures, with each car finally topping the $400,000 mark. The white Cobra reached $478,500 and the black Cobra took $401,500 after auction fees. Those figures would have been the top selling cars for the auction except for a 1964 Chevrolet Corvette that inexplicably sold for $550,000. Hit the jump for more details on the two Cobras.
*UPDATE* - The 1964 Corvette actually sold for $55,000. The original figure of $550,000 was mistakenly posted on Barrett-Jackson's web site.