Poll Results: The Shelby No. 1 sold for $13.75 million at Monterey, do you think cars of such historical significance should be sold at auction or be housed in museums?

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The original Shelby Cobra built in 1962 | Darin Schnabel/RM Sotheby’s photos

The Question of the Week for the week of August 29th, 2016 asked you: The Shelby No. 1 sold for $13.75 million at Monterey, do you think cars of such historical significance should be sold at auction or be housed in museums?

You voted and now here are the results!

One thought on “Poll Results: The Shelby No. 1 sold for $13.75 million at Monterey, do you think cars of such historical significance should be sold at auction or be housed in museums?”

  1. Ever seen this car? It’s completely original, down to the narrow (correct) tires, ripped upholstery, nicked paint job et al.. I saw it at the SEMA show last,although I also saw it as Shelby’s show car at the New York Auto Show, probably in 1962. We won’t get a vote as to whether or when it (or any of the other really nice cars..) gets “collected” (ugh) or “housed in a museum”. We here in America will just have to get used to a fact: there won’t be a “next generation” of car guys n’ gals because they’ll never see theese cars on the roads, like a lot of us codgers did. Hell, my local college English prof drove a 289 Cobra in 1966. Think you’ll get much of thsat now Unlikely. And that’s why the “car hobby” will die. Too many “collectors”. Too many “museums”. Too few “Hey, did you see that?” moments on the highway…..
    By the way,I said “We here in America..” because in Europe and England,people RACE cars liike this, hard. As hard or harder than in period.SOmetimes they get wrecked. So what? Fix ’em! And that’s what they do.

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