Jaguar And Shelby Cobra Set World Records At Auction

Posted by Megalith 12:17 PM (CDT)

Sunday August 21, 2016

This is really just an excuse for me to post a classic sports car photo, but $21.8 million and $13.8 million were, respectively, plunked down for a Jaguar D-Type and the first Shelby Cobra ever made. The latter was owned by Mr. Shelby himself.

The Jaguar D-Type was a famed racing car known for its enormous vertical fin. The one that sold for a record sum Friday night had won the 1956 LeMans 24-hour endurance race. It had been driven by the Scottish racing ream Ecurie Ecosse. It is now only the fourth British-made car to ever have been sold at auction for more than $10 million. The previous record for a British car was held by a 1963 Aston Martin DB4 GT Zagato that went for $14.3 million last year.