| Media and Press Releases


If you would like to cover our events for your media publication please feel free to apply for media credentials. After the application is filled out please allow us two weeks to respond to your request via email.

Here, you will find press releases, media alerts, and high-resolution images. Please take a moment to register for future media notifications and press mailings.
Categories
Archives
Powered by mod LCA
Scottsdale 2013::Scottsdale 2013
Monterey 2012::Monterey 2012
Scottsdale 2012::Scottsdale 2012
Monterey 2011::Monterey 2011
Scottsdale 2011::Scottsdale 2011
Monterey 2010::Monterey 2010
Scottsdale 2010::Scottsdale 2010
Monterey 2009::Monterey 2009
Digital Catalogs View All
This record breaking auction never had a dull moment!
Highline Autos

Historic 1963 Shelby Cobra to be Auctioned in Monterey

Russo and Steele Offers Significant Factory Race Car at NO RESERVE

Monterey, CA. (May 13, 2005) -- Monterey, CA. Russo and Steele Collector Automobile Auctions will offer another historically important Shelby factory Cobra racecar at their August 20th "Sports and Muscle at the Marriott" auction in Monterey, CA. This is the second Factory Team racecar offered in 2005 by the Scottsdale-based company, and it will be sold at NO RESERVE!



Shelby Cobra chassis CSX2138 was one of three 1963 competition Cobras raced by Shelby American, and one of eight 289 factory racers ever produced. It was built to LeMans specifications, and originally raced with a hard top for the Shelby American team by racing legend Dave McDonald. It is one of two such cars remaining. It has an illustrious racing history, including Sebring and Nassau Island in 1964. It is the most extensively raced Cobra ever, appearing on the racing circuit regularly from 1963-1979. It made several National Championship appearances and scored many significant victories. In addition, this outstanding example has been immaculately restored, and is expected to garner in excess of $1,000,000.00.

At their January sale in Scottsdale, Russo and Steele sold a similar competition Cobra for a staggering 2.1 million dollars. Competition Cobras continue to be one of the most desirable cars for collectors and vintage racers alike, and values continue to escalate.

Russo and Steele will also offer a fully restored Mercedes 300SL, several important Ferraris, American Musclecars , Hot Rods and Customs all at NO RESERVE. The one-night auction starts at 5pm on Saturday, August 20th at the Marriott Hotel in downtown Monterey. A free preview is open to the public on August 19th and 20th from 10am-5pm. The sale is concurrent with the Monterey Historic Automobile Races, Concorso Italiano and the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance.

For more information, to obtain a bidders credential, or to inquire about consigning an automobile, please visit www.russoandsteele.com.


For more information, contact:
Stephanie Quinn
Phone: (480) 422-9246
This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.