Auction Photo Feature: 1962 Shelby ‘Factory Competition-Specification’ Cobra
This gorgeous 1962 Shelby ‘Factory Competition-Specification’ Cobra is heading to auction this weekend, on the 18th of January, at RM Auctions’ Arizona sale.
It was originally purchased by one of motorsport’s great storymakers, grand prix driver and founder and principle designer of the Scarab racing team; Lance Reventlow. He based his custom specification on the competition cars, fitting aluminum rocker covers, racing tires, racing oil pan, aluminum intake manifold, roll and sway bars and a competition ignition system.
As this very special car moved through a series of owners it received a number of authentic modifications, including a 289 cubic inch Ford “Hi-Po” motor, which would later receive four twin-choke Weber carburetors, painted wire wheels, side pipe exhausts, and side vents.
The car’s immaculate from an aesthetic standpoint, with a well-documented and significant history, and could easily be prepared for vintage racing. It’s expected to fetch between US$750,000 and $950,000.
RM Auctions’ Arizona sale will be held at Arizona Biltmore Resort & Spa on the 18th of January with preview held the morning of and day before.
Via RM Auctions
Photos by Robb DeCamp, via RM Auctions