Ford Shelby Cobra, the Daisy concept sold at auction |

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Ford Shelby Cobra, the Daisy concept sold at auction |

It was nicknamed Daisy, and was presented by Ford in 2004. Let’s talk about the concept car Shelby Cobra, which the US carmaker unveiled in the frame of the North American International Auto Show, and which was auctioned during Monterey Car Week that ended a few days ago for a figure of 2.64 million dollars. Let’s talk about a concept car that Ford developed for pay homage to the original Cobra, and that in the span of these 17 years has never entered production.

A very high figure, considering that the car was worth around $ 500,000 and that the last time the car changed hands it did so for just over $ 800,000. This particular Ford Shelby Cobra Daisy, which had been supervised by Carroll Shelby himself, who also drove it over 240km in a two-day test session at the Irwindale Speedway in California, was sold. in a fully functional state, and boasts a number of components developed by Ford specifically for this model, in addition to others shared with the Ford GT. Hidden under the hood is a 6.4-liter DOHC 40-valve aluminum V10 engine, capable of unleashing a total power of 605 hp. It is combined with rear-wheel drive and a 6-speed gearbox.

Image: Mecum Auctions

FP | Andrea Trezza