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Just in case you’re planning to bid on the legendary 1965 Shelby Daytona coupe CSX2601, here’s a reminder that it crosses Mecum’s Auction block May 15 in Indianapolis.  Make sure your checkbook is balanced, though, because pre-sale estimates have the car selling for $15 million.

As reported by Old Cars Weekly earlier, Mecum anticipates the championship race car to garner the highest bid ever paid at public auction for an American automobile.

The sale is part of the 22nd Dana Mecum Original Spring Classic Auction May 13-17.



The special Cobra was one of six cars built by Carroll Shelby to compete against the dominating Ferrari in the F.I.A. (Federation Internationale de l’Automobile) World Manufacturers Championship for the GT race class. After competing at Daytona, Monza, Spa and Nürburgring, Daytona coupe CSX2601 made history when it clinched the 1965 World Manufacturers Championship for the U.S. and Shelby American on July 4 in Reims, France. Behind the wheel was legendary driver Bob Bondurant.

The ultra-rare Daytona coupe will be sold live on national television May 15 during the “Mecum Auto Auction: Muscle Cars & More” series on Discovery Communications’ HD Theater.

Consignment, bidder, and accommodation information for the Indianapolis event is available online at or by calling 815-568-8888.

CLICK HERE to view the original article about the car and the auction


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