Racing Legend Carroll Shelby’s Car Collection To Be Sold 

Part of Racing Legend Carroll Shelby Collection

Carroll Shelby fans take note. A number of vehicles from the late racing legend’s private collection will be going up on the auction block in June.

Bonham Auctions announced that it has been selected by the estate of Carroll Shelby to offer for sale cars from the personal collection of the late racer and designer.  In all,  two dozen automobiles owned by the automotive legend will be auctioned with no reserve at the Greenwich Concours d’Elegance. It takes place in Greenwich, Connecticut on Sunday, June 3rd.

You can check out some of the vehicles going on the block in the Facebook post below.

The selection of 24 cars represents Shelby’s association with both Ford and Mopar over the decades as well as his personal interests. Highlights include a 1969 Shelby GT 500 that he acquired from Academy Award-nominated actor and fellow car enthusiast Jackie Cooper Jr., chassis 0001 of Carroll’s own 1999 Shelby 1 Series, and a 2011 Shelby Cobra CSX 8027 that was his personal example of his CSX 8000-series of modern Cobras.

Additional highlights include a 1935 Chrysler Airflow Sedan that is understood to have been acquired from Steve McQueen, and the 1982 Dodge Shelby Charger Prototype, which is the first collaboration between Shelby and Dodge – a famous relationship that would lead to the Viper.

“We’re honored to have been chosen to represent the legendary cars of the legendary man,” said Eric Minoff, Bonhams Head of Sale for Greenwich.

“Carroll Shelby is synonymous with American racing and performance vehicles and his contribution to the motoring world is priceless,” added Michael Caimano, Bonhams Motoring Specialist. “What a privilege it is to represent many of his personal cars.”

Look for more details about the Shelby Collection auction at bonhams.com/greenwich.

Photo Credit:  Bonhams Auction

        

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