Barn-find Shelby Cobra to cross auction block

Impressive car finds light of day at Collector Cars of Fort Lauderdale auction
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1963 Shelby Cobra (CSX 2080). (Photo courtesy Auctions America by RM)

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FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. − Now flying under the Auctions America by RM banner, the three-day Collector Cars of Fort Lauderdale sale returns to the Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center March 4-6, 2011, with an impressive range of automobiles and motorcycles, including a barn-find 1963 Shelby Cobra (CSX 2080), estimate: $425,000-$475,000.

With only two private owners from new and parked since 1981, the matching-numbers CSX 2080 is one of the most original Cobras in existence. The red exterior and black interior of CSX 2080 have been left untouched, but the car is road ready having recently undergone a complete mechanical restoration of its factory-installed powertrain.

“We’re going to kick start the hobby’s spring season with an excellent show in Fort Lauderdale, featuring one of the most original Cobras on the planet,” said Donnie Gould, president, Auctions America by RM. “The discovery of CSX 2080 represents an important collecting opportunity for automotive enthusiasts.”

The Collector Cars of Fort Lauderdale auction has built a reputation for its comprehensive offerings, spanning Brass Era motor cars, American classics, European sports cars and late model exotics.

Additional early highlights include a 1932 Duesenberg Model J DC Phaeton Murphy (estimate: $350,000-$450,000) and a 2005 Ford GT (estimate: $140,000-$160,000).

For complete event and consignment information for the Collector Cars of Fort Lauderdale auction, please call the Auctions America Fort Lauderdale Office at 954-566-2209 or visit

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