1403 1963 Ac Shelby Cobra Auctions America
Amie Williams
Associate Online Editor
March 19, 2014

Just recently we were invited down to South Florida for a chance to drive some incredible Fords waiting to cross the auction block at Auctions America. One set of keys tossed our way from Auctions America president Donnie Gould belonged to a very special topless beauty – one of the first AC “Shelby” Cobras, CSX2023. Check out our experience here!

This freshly-restored ’63 Cobra just crossed over the auction stage where it raked in $825,000 after a lively bidding war, giving this Cobra top sale honors at the Ft. Lauderdale auction.

Why did it go for such a high price? Well, the CSX2023 Cobra is one of the first AC "Shelby" Cobras. Other features on this particular Cobra include the 289ci engine and four-wheel disc brakes hiding behind spoke wheels.

“The Fort Lauderdale sale gets better and better every year,” said Donnie Gould, president of Auctions America. “This year, Auctions America had record high sales and over 30 percent new clientele—demonstrating that our reach is continuing to expand thanks to our promotional efforts and the dedication of our expert team of car specialists who work tirelessly to secure exciting and significant vehicles for the sale. This weekend’s event was a fantastic success, the excitement on the auction block was electric and we’re looking forward to continuing that energy throughout 2014.”

The Shelby GT-350 Mustang that Brand Manager Marc Christ had the opportunity to drive also sold for a pretty penny -- $214,500. Another sweet Ford, a 2006 Ford GT Heritage Edition, sold for $412,500, a record for any Ford GT Heritage Edition at auction.

Next Auctions America auction will be the annual Auburn Spring collector car weekend May 8 – 10 at Auburn Auction Park in Indiana. Check out auctionsamerica.com for Ft. Lauderdale results ($21,039,631 total) and to see the 2014 Auctions America schedule!