In the early days, to convince people the fledgling sports car company was building lots of cars, the CSX 2000 was repainted a different colour for each public appearance to give the impression there was more than just one of them…
“When it comes to American sports cars, CSX 2000 is without peers,” says Shelby Myers, RM Sotheby’s car specialist. “Had Carroll Shelby never decided to squeeze that high performance V8 into its engine bay sports cars as we know them would be very different. We are beyond thrilled to be able to offer it.”
The auction house’s flagship Monterey sale will showcase 50 years of Shelby heritage with other cars offered for sale to include the 1965 Shelby 427 Cobra, CSX 3178, that Shelby had fitted with automatic transmission for his personal use.
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