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Historic Jaguar sets record for British car at auction

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  • There aren’t enough top-quality cars ready to be snapped up by eager buyers, he says.
  • The first Shelby Cobra from 1962 also was one of the most eye-catching cars to sell at auction, coming in at $13.7 million, said the auction house, RM Sotheby’s.
  • And auction houses have been having trouble encouraging some owners to make this the year that they put some of their best cars up for sale.
  • RM Sotheby’s says it was only the fourth British car to sell for more than $10 million at auction.
  • But when the car was created, Shelby was operating his new company on such a shoestring that he famously had the car repainted in different colors for every car magazine shoot so that it would look he had more of them than he actually did.

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MONTEREY, Calif. — A historic Jaguar that won the famed Le Mans race in the 1950s exceeded the $20 million mark at auction Friday night, setting a record for the most ever paid for a British car, according to auctioneers.


Historic Jaguar sets record for British car at auction

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