The results of the sale of the John Atzbach Collection of automobiles and memorabilia including the 1965 Shelby GT350R Prototype

The results of the sale of the John Atzbach Collection of automobiles and memorabilia including the 1965 Shelby GT350R Prototype


The John Atzbach Collection of historic automobiles and memorabilia was sold by Mecum Auctions on July 10-18, 2020 in Indianapolis, IN.

1965 competition Shelby GT350 R-Model

As expected, the highlight of the entire auction was the sale of the 1965 competition Shelby GT350 R-Model. It was anticipated that it would sell for upwards of $2 million and it did not disappoint. The final price of $3.85 million, including buyer’s premium, set the record for the most valuable Mustang in history.

1966 Shelby GT350 convertible

The second highest price of the sale was achieved by a 1966 Shelby GT350, one of only 4 convertibles built that year. It realized $1,100,000, including buyer’s premium.

1967 Lamborghini 400 GT 2+2

The top Lamborghini of the sale went to a 1967 400 GT 2+2, unrestored with 28,000 original miles. It sold for $363,000, including buyer’s premium. To put that in perspective, five Shelbys sold for more.

The top lot of the 1,300 lots of memorabilia went to an enormous, 138″ x 90″, early 1960s, COBRA POWERED BY FORD banner, hand-signed by Carroll Shelby. It realized $53,100, including buyer’s premium.

For the complete results of the sale, click here. You won’t be able to see a thing until you sign in (free).


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Published at Mon, 20 Jul 2020 07:00:00 +0000

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