In August, a collection of some of America’s most iconic race cars ever created will be headed to the auction block, where they are expected to rake in millions of dollars. This is all happening at RM Sotheby’s, one of the world’s largest auction houses that deals in investment-quality cars.
The auction will offer vehicles from the Jim Click Ford Performance Collection at the Monterey, CA, Auction between Aug. 19 and 20.
Of the collection, perhaps the most notable cars present will be the racing Fords and Shelbys, the six Click car that “typify the very best of their individual breed,” as stated by RM.
These vehicles are all exquisite examples and have been demonstrated at a multitude of concourses and race events across the country.
According to Maxim, the collection is headlined by two Shelby Cobras: the 1964 Shelby 289 ‘Competition’ Cobra, CSX 243, is estimated to be worth a whopping $2.6 million. This makes it one of the most valuable cars in the world.
“CSX 2473 is, without question, one of the most successful 289 Competition Cobras in history,” RM added.
The second Shelby Cobra at the auction will be the 1964 Shelby 289 Cobra, CSX 2326. Though nearly identical, this vehicle is estimated to be worth up to $1.4 million and has been owned by Click for the past 40 years.
In the early ’90s, the the car was restored as a vintage race car.
However, the fan favorite of collection is a 1966 Ford GT30 MK I, which is projected to bring in as much as $4.25 million, making it one of the most valuable GT40s in existence.
“The key to this car is that it has been ‘massaged’ over the past 35 years to make it a fierce competitor [and] a thrill to drive,” RM notes.
While this clearly doesn’t land in everyone’s budget, whoever gets these vehicles will surely drive away happy. The U.S. car shipping industry is a $12 billion industry, and undoubtedly, some great measures will be taken to ensure that these high-value vehicles are delivered to their future owners with care.