Why the 1966 Shelby Cobra 427 Super Snake Sold for $5.5 Million

If you are a fan of vintage cars, you likely love the Shelby Cobra. The most expensive example ever sold was a 1966 Shelby Cobra 427 Super Snake that fetched an incredible $5.5 million! This sale made history at luxury car auction Barrett-Jackson on January 21st, 2007 as a world-record price for an American collector car.

You can experience the power and prestige by renting our 1965 Shelby Cobra 427, now available! So what makes the 1966 model mentioned above so special?

Carroll Shelby

Carroll Shelby

The 1966 Shelby Cobra is one of just 2 made and was used as personal transportation by Carroll Shelby himself. Shelby is a renowned racer and performance car builder, and it was his custom order that led to the birth of the Shelby Cobra. Shelby is about 84 years old now and still revving things up!

His car was formerly a racecar but has been modified for street use. It has a 3-speed automatic transmission and hits the 0-60 mark in just over 3 seconds.

1966 Shelby Cobra

1966 Super Snake

The 66’ boasts 800 horses and in Shelby’s own words,
"When I built this dual supercharged 427 Cobra in 1966, I wanted it to be the fastest, meanest car on the road. Forty years later, it will still kick the tail of just about anything in the world. It’s the fastest street legal Cobra I’ve ever owned."

1966 Super Snake interior

1966 Super Snake interior




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