Carroll Shelby's personal 1965 Cobra Daytona is up for sale

...with a wood steering wheel

This 1965 Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupe CSX 2469 (a reference to the chassis number), formerly owned by none other than Carroll Shelby himself and driven by Phil and Derek Hill, Derek Bell, Brian Redman and John Morton around Laguna Seca and Goodwood, is currently available from World Wide Auctioneers.

Shelby picked Venice, California as a base of operations to build the car but production was soon moved to Modena, Italy for a variety of reasons, including the fact that Shelby was specifically trying to challenge Ferrari, taking the crown from the 250 GTO and in 1965, he did precisely that when Shelby became the first American manufacturer to win an FIA International Championship for the GT Class.

The car is in perfect condition, still powered by its original 4.7-liter V8, still sporting the gorgeous blue and white livery with the number '98' and, you're going to love this, a wood steering wheel.

World Wide Auctioneers didn't include a price tag in the listing but this is an excellent car that ticks both the 'heritage' and 'racing pedigree' boxes, which means it is probably going to cost a pretty penny.

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Comments (18)

  • Can I buy just the wooden steering wheel ? 🤪

      1 month ago
  • Museum piece at Shelby America Museum in Las Vegas.

      1 month ago
  • Certainly a cla$$ic

      1 month ago
  • If I could sell my house 35 times and my soul 7 or 8 times I might be able to swing this. Seriously, what is everyone's guess on price? I am thinking around 2.3 to 2.8 million. I see this one going for a big number to a collector and starting a bidding war. If not a lot of bidders fighting for it, 1.5-1.8.

      1 month ago
  • Absolutely stunning bit of kit it just oozes style and class nothing much more to be said😍

      1 month ago