Cobra Beats Value Of Gold
Posted 10 November 2011 - 08:22 AM
Sale of original Shelby by Auctions America demonstrates how its price rose much faster than the gold coins that purchased it 30 years ago.
SpeedTV.com - Vintage Staff
Auctions America by RM posted $17,248,846 in total sales at its annual Collector Cars of Fort Lauderdale auction event this weekend. The top seller, a barn-find 1963 Shelby Cobra (chassis No. CSX 2080), changed hands for $467,500 and represents a unique opportunity to make a direct comparison between the rise in a collector cars value and that of a traded commodity - gold.
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Posted 10 November 2011 - 01:15 PM
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Posted 10 November 2011 - 04:58 PM
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Posted 10 November 2011 - 05:49 PM
What is crazier - staring at a stack of $30,000 in gold coins without spending them or keeping (and not driving) an original Cobra in the garage?
Um not driving the Cobra!
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