Automotive legend and Motorsports icon Carroll Shelby may be dead and gone but his legacy will live on through the cars he produced over his many decades running Shelby American. He started it all in 1962 producing his first Shelby Cobra and from there his career as a builder spanned some 50 years until his death in May of 2012.
His Shelby vehicles are some of the most sought after vehicles on the planet with some originals commanding mind boggling prices in the high six-figure range. Below we have compiled a list of the top ten most expensive Shelby’s ever sold. All ten vehicles below were sold at auction and have been verified. Check out the list below along with a photo of each vehicle.
Top Ten Most Expensive Shelby’s Ever Sold:
10. 1964 Shelby Cobra Roadster – (CSX2281) – original alloy body 289 Cobra
Frame-off restoration completed many years ago in Wimbledon White with Blue LeMans stripes. Car sold at Barrett-Jackson in 2010 for $478,500.
9. 1968 Shelby GT500 E Convertible - 408 ci/475 horsepower V8
This White with Blue LeMans stripes continuation Shelby convertible sold for $550,800 at Auction in 2005.
8. 1966 Shelby Cobra Roadster – 427 ci/500 horsepower V8
An original Shelby Roadster painted Red with white stripes sold at Auction in 2006 for $594,000.
7. 2007 Shelby GT #001 – 4.6-liter V8
Auctioned at Barrett-Jackson back in 2007 it sold for a staggering $600,000.
6. 2007 Shelby GT500 coupe #001
The vehicle was sold at Barrett-Jackson for $600,000 with all the proceeds going to charity. The first GT500 was painted Grabber Orange with silver LeMans stripes.
5. 1967 Shelby Cobra Roadster
Original Shelby Cobra sold for 652,500 at Barrett-Jackson in 2008. Blue with White LeMans stripes.
4. 1967 Shelby Cobra 427 Roadster
Original Shelby Cobra roadster sold for $700,000 in 2008 at Barrett-Jackson. Green with white stripes.
3. 1969 Shelby GT500 Convertible
This was Carroll Shelby’s personal 1969 Shelby GT500 convertible painted Red with white side stripes. It sold at Barrett-Jackson in 2008 for $715,000.
2. 1966 Shelby Cobra 427 Roadster – 427 ci/500 horsepower V8
Original Shelby Cobra roadster built by AC Cars and delivered to Ford Advanced Vehicles in England for use at auto shows and track days. It was auctioned in 2007 for $935,000.
1. 1966 Shelby Cobra Super Snake CSX3015
Personally owned by Carroll Shelby until 2007 when he auctioned it off at Barrett-Jackson for a cool $5.3 Million. The Super Snake is one of two built sporting a twin supercharger setup.