This particular Cobra is notable for more than just being the first assembled by Carroll Shelby and his crew. It was painted several different colors within the first year of its life as it was shipped from event to event to make it appear that production had officially kicked off in earnest. It hadn’t, but the trick worked. It finally ended up the brilliant shade of blue you see above, and it’s never been restored. That means it has the kind of patina that collectors covet these days.
Here’s hoping the car’s new owner does more than just keep it stored in a climate-controlled garage. Actually, we do hope it’s stored in a climate-controlled garage… but we also hope it get driven, just as God and Carroll Shelby intended.