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January 29th, 2018

Carroll Shelby’s Cobra has a unique place in motoring culture by way of its combination of American V8 power and lithe British sports car dynamics. It helped establish Shelby as a racing pioneer throughout the latter half of the 20th century and bring America into the world of international motorsport.

This Shelby 427 Cobra children’s car up for auction at RM Sotheby’s Arizona 2018 sale captures this heritage in a package that can be enjoyed by enthusiasts of all age groups. Equipped with a 100cc four-stroke engine, three speed transmission and disc brakes, it also comes with functional side exhaust pipes and an electric starter.

Other additions like fully functional doors, bonnet, and boot; dashboard featuring Carroll Shelby’s embroidered signature, and seat logos sporting LED Cobra snake eyes all come together to make this a fun addition to any collection of motoring memorabilia. Photos by Rasy Ran courtesy RM Sotheby’s

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