Several special Shelby cars were announced for the Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale 2022 sale including a true 1967 Shelby Cobra 427 that was originally sold in Scottsdale, the famous Lance Reventlow 1962 Shelby Cobra, and a highly desirable Concours Premier Award-winning 1965 GT350.
Barrett-Jackson announced several interesting Shelby cars for the Scottsdale 2022 collector car auction in Arizona, USA, in January 2022. These range from the early 1962 Shelby Cobra “Lance Reventlow Cobra” to a 1999 Shelby Series 1 Convertible. Other top cars include a 1967 Shelby Cobra 427 that was originally sold new in Scottsdale, several 1965 Ford Shelby GT350s and GT500s, and a rare continuation 1965 Shelby Cobra 427 Super Snake.
Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale Collector Car Auction 2022
The Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale Auctions in January 2022 celebrate the 50th anniversary of this major collector car sale that traditionally kicks of the classic car auction year. The 2022 Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale auction is scheduled for January 22 to 30, 2022, at Westworld of Scottsdale, Arizona, USA.
In 2021, Barrett-Jackson sold in total, 1,054 vehicles for over $95 million, while over 1,000 pieces of automobilia brought in over $4.4 million, and $5.8 million was raised through the sale of charity vehicles, bringing the total auction sales to more than $105 million with a 100-percent sell-through rate and over 95 world-record auction sales achieved.
The 2020 Scottsdale Auction was the largest-ever auction held by Barrett-Jackson and its most successful. Over 1,900 Resto-Mods, classics, and supercars sold for more than $129.7 million, and over 1,200 pieces of automobilia brought in well over $3.7 million. The sale of nine charity vehicles – including the first-ever C8 Corvette – raised $7.65 million for great causes.
Shelby Cars at Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale Sale 2022
One of the most spectacular No Reserve dockets ever amassed at Barrett-Jackson, including over 1,900 vehicles, will feature a diverse selection of authentic Shelby Cobras and Mustangs, including a true 1967 Shelby Cobra 427 that was originally sold in Scottsdale, the famous Lance Reventlow 1962 Shelby Cobra and a highly desirable Concours Premier Award-winning 1965 GT350.
“Carroll Shelby’s name is iconic in the collector car world, and we’re honored to continue to carry on his legacy by celebrating and auctioning these amazing vehicles bearing his name during our 50th-anniversary celebration,” said Craig Jackson, chairman and CEO of Barrett-Jackson. “Shelby American has built some of the most legendary vehicles of all time and we’ve been fortunate to see many cross our auction block over the years. The Shelby Cobras and Shelby Mustangs on the docket in Scottsdale this year include some of the finest examples we’ve ever seen.”
“Not only was Carroll Shelby a legend on the racetrack, he was far ahead of his time when it came to the development of his Cobras and Mustangs,” said Steve Davis, president of Barrett-Jackson. “Over the years, we’ve auctioned some of the most valuable and desirable Shelby’s ever built, including the historic sale of CSX3015, Carroll’s personal Super Snake Cobra roadster. We have another incredible docket ready for Ford and Shelby fans in January.”
1967 Shelby Cobra 427
The 1967 Shelby Cobra 427 CSX 3356 (Lot #1397) crossing the block in Scottsdale was originally sold by Paradise Ford of Scottsdale in 1967. This vehicle received a full restoration in the early 1990s at the hands of Mike McCluskey at which time it was repainted metallic blue with white stripes and upgraded to full S/C specifications.
Upgrades include a revised dashboard and trunk, as well as early taillights, an oil cooler scoop as well as widened front fender flares, and lipped rear fenders.
1962 Shelby Cobra “Lance Reventlow Cobra”
Commonly referred to as the “Lance Reventlow Cobra,” the 1962 Shelby Cobra CSX 2032 (Lot #1382) is noted for its pivotal role in the early days of Shelby American and is a true one-of-one. As the 32nd Cobra scheduled for production, it was one of only 73 Shelby Cobras fitted with the early 260ci Hi-Po V8 engine. Originally delivered in white with a red interior, this Cobra was highly optioned, having been ordered with nearly all factory available competition items.
A longtime friend of Carroll Shelby, this Cobra was originally invoiced to British-born American entrepreneur, racing driver, and heir to the Woolworth fortune Lance Reventlow. Reventlow owned the Venice, California-based racing constructor known as Scarab. In June of 1962, Reventlow ceased operation of Scarab’s racing endeavors and leased his shop and manufacturing facility to Shelby for use in developing and building the Shelby Cobra. Included in the sale of CSX 2032 in Scottsdale is the original rent check given to Reventlow Automobiles Inc on August 15, 1962. Click here for Barrett-Jackson’s “First Look” at the “Lance Reventlow Cobra.”
1965 Ford Shelby GT350
A 1965 Ford Shelby GT350 (Lot #1381) crossing the block is known as “#257.” Finished in Wimbledon White with a fiberglass hood and equipped with steel wheels, this Shelby has no racing stripes and a trunk-mounted battery. It also features Shelby American-installed KONI shocks, override traction bars, aluminum intake manifold, Cobra oil pan and exhaust headers. The interior of #257 is black with racing lap belts and features a wooden Cobra steering wheel and dash-mounted pod with tachometer and oil pressure gauge. In 2019, it underwent a meticulous Division 1 Class restoration and in 2021, it took home two Concours Premier Awards from the SAAC-46 convention in Sonoma, Calif., and the Indiana SAAC Fall Classic in French Lick, Ind.
Another genuine Shelby GT350 crossing the block in Scottsdale will be Lot #1395. This 1965 Ford Shelby GT350 was initially a showroom car and demonstrator at the request of Shelby American before being sold in 1966 to San Jose racer Jerry Mendes; he immediately sent it to Performance Associates for the Drag Unit upgrades. Mendes set an NHRA class record in the car by going 12.38 seconds at 110.83 mph in the quarter mile. Never restored, Mendes kept the Shelby GT350 in storage since 1971, making this Mustang an amazing time capsule for drag racing and Shelby history.
More Shelby Cars at Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale 2022
Lot #1375 is CSX4404, a 1965 Shelby Cobra 427 Super Snake that is one of only three continuation Super Snakes known to exist and authorized by Shelby. The aluminum-bodied Super Snake roadster is powered by a 427ci V8 engine and is fitted with twin Paxton superchargers feeding dual Holley 4-barrel carburetors on a cross-ram intake manifold. CSX4404 had only one owner and has been driven less than 25 miles. The car includes its Build Sheet and the original Shelby Automobiles, Inc. MSO signed by Carroll Shelby.
Other genuine Ford Shelby Mustangs and Shelby Cobras crossing the block in Scottsdale include:
- 1999 Shelby Series 1 Convertible (Lot #1330) – One of only 249 produced. The Series 1 is the only vehicle ever designed and engineered by Carroll Shelby from a clean sheet of paper and built from the ground up.
- 1965 Shelby Cobra 427 CSX 1022 (Lot #1412) – One of only 24 Shelby Cobras made to date with hand-rolled aluminum bodies from England. It is a one-owner vehicle with less than 40 actual miles and is accompanied by the original Shelby MSO signed by Carroll Shelby as well as the Shelby Build Sheet.
- 1968 Shelby GT500KR (Lot #1424) – One of just 1,053 fastbacks produced during the three-month KR production run, this is the only KR invited to and displayed in the Shelby American Museum and was featured there for 10 years. Professionally restored in 2010, this vehicle would go on to win the “Trifecta” of judged Shelby events that summer.
- 1969 Shelby GT500 (Lot #1317.1) – Genuine Shelby serial #837, this vehicle is documented in the SAAC Shelby Registry and is accompanied by an original Ford invoice and Deluxe Marti Report. A California “Black Plate” car, this Shelby is powered by a 428 CJ V8 and 4-speed manual transmission.
Top Shelby Results at Recent Public Auctions
A 1962 Shelby 260 Cobra, CSX2000, the first built by Carroll Shelby, was at the time of the sale the most-expensive American car ever when sold for $13,750,000 at RM Sotheby’s Monterey 2016. The result is still the Shelby marque record.
Carroll Shelby’s personal 1966 Shelby Cobra 427 Super Snake CSX 3015 sold for $5.5 million as the top result at Barrett-Jackson’s 50th Scottsdale, Arizona, collector car auction in March 2021.
In January 2021, another Cobra Carroll Shelby owned from new until his death, 1965 Shelby 427 Cobra Roadster, CSX 3178, sold for a remarkable $5,940,000, as the top result at the Mecum Kissimmee 2021 collector car auction.
The 1965 Shelby GTR350R Competition Model, chassis 5R002, “Flying Mustang”, became the most-expensive Mustang ever when it sold for $3,850,000 at the Mecum Indianapolis 2020 collector car auction. Less than two years later, the car is again offered at Mecum Kissimmee 2022 with a presale estimate of $3,700,000 to $4,00,000.
Scottsdale and Arizona Car Auctions 2022
Scottsdale & Arizona Auctions 2022
Many auction houses have sales (live, online, or a combination) during the annual Scottsdale week in mid-late January, including amongst others:
- Barett-Jackson: 22 to 30 January 2022 in Scottsdale, Arizona — live auction.
- Bonhams: 27 January 2022 in Scottsdale, Arizona — live auction.
- Gooding & Company: 26 – 28 January 2022 — online auction but cars on display in Scottsdale (and Van Nuys, California, 18 – 21 January).
- RM Sotheby’s: 27 January 2022 in Phoenix, Arizona — live auction.
- Russo and Steele: 26 – 30 January 2022 in Scottsdale — live auction.
- Worldwide Auctioneers: 26 – 27 January 2022 in Scottsdale — live auction.
Scottsdale & Arizona Sales 2022 — Auction Results:
Scottsdale & Arizona Sales 2022 — Auction Previews:
Scottsdale & Arizona Sales 2022 — Pre-Auction Announcements:
- Barrett-Jackson: Shelby Cars
- Barrett-Jackson: Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing
- RM Sotheby’s: Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Alloy Gullwing
- RM Sotheby’s: American Prewar Classics (Duesenberg Model J Tourster)
- RM Sotheby’s: Mercedes-Benz 300 SLs
- RM Sotheby’s: Tenebaum Porsches
Scottsdale & Arizona Sales 2021 — Auction Results
- 2021 Scottsdale, Arizona, January Auctions Results Overview
- Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale March 2021 Auction Results
- Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale March 2021 Charity Lots Auction Results
- Bonhams Scottsdale 2021 Auction Results
- Gooding Scottsdale 2021 Auction Results
- RM Sotheby’s Arizona 2021 Auction Results
Scottsdale & Arizona Sales — Previous Auction Results
- 2020: Gooding, RM Sotheby’s, Barrett-Jackson & Barrett-Jackson (Charity Lots).
- 2019 Scottsdale Auctions Results Overview
- 2018 Scottsdale Auctions Results Overview
- 2017 Scottsdale Auctions Results Overview
- 2016: Barrett-Jackson, Gooding, RM Sotheby’s, Bonhams
- 2015 Scottsdale Results Overview
- 2014 Scottsdale & Arizona Collector Car Auction Results