The highest priced car ever sold by Barrett Jackson just crossed the block. Carroll Shelby's own original twin supercharged Super Snake AC Cobra sold for $5 million. I have said before the many Cobra replicas, some very poorly designed and constructed, were beginning to cheapen the Cobra image. The originals were superb cars in their day and the design is classic. When any of the originals comes up for sale, they bring big dollars, but when the 427 AC Cobra, CSX 3015, built for Carroll Shelby himself comes up for sale, you know the deep pocket bidders will be waiting. They were ready and the Super Snake finally hammered down at the incredible figure of $5 million dollars.
An interesting feature on this 800 horsepower car is the 3 speed automatic transmission, certainly not a problem when you have 800 hp to work with. The only downside is that this car will probably never be driven again which is a shame. Five million dollars for an AC Cobra! Wow.