All Without Reserve
From The Private Collection of Carroll Shelby

March 26, 2018 – New York – Bonhams is delighted to announce that it has been selected by the estate of Carroll Shelby to offer for sale cars from the personal collection of the late racer and designer. Two dozen automobiles owned by the automotive legend will be auctioned with no reserve at the Greenwich Concours d'Elegance in Greenwich, Connecticut on Sunday, June 3rd.

The selection of 23 cars represents Shelby's association with both Ford and Mopar over the decades as well as his personal interests. Some of the many highlights include a 1969 Shelby GT 500 that he acquired from Academy Award nominated actor and fellow car enthusiast Jackie Cooper Jr., chassis 0001 of Carroll's own 1999 Shelby 1 Series, and a 1965 Shelby 427 Cobra Continuation that was his personal example of his CSX 4000-series of modern Cobras.

Additional highlights include a 1935 Chrysler Airflow Sedan that is understood to have been acquired from Steve McQueen, and the 1982 Dodge Shelby Charger Prototype, which is the first collaboration between Shelby and Dodge – a famous relationship that would lead to the Viper.

Says Eric Minoff, Bonhams Head of Sale for Greenwich, "We're honoured to have been chosen to represent the legendary cars of the legendary man." Adds Michael Caimano, Bonhams Motoring Specialist, "Carroll Shelby is synonymous with American racing and performance vehicles and his contribution to the motoring world is priceless. What a privilege it is to represent many of his personal cars."

Located just 30 minutes north of New York City, Bonhams' Greenwich sale is the premier auction for the northeastern United States, which last year saw an incredible 92% sell-through rate. Consignments are now being invited for the 11th annual auction hosted in conjunction with the Greenwich Concours d'Elegance and owners interested in selling their cars alongside those of Carroll Shelby should contact Bonhams immediately:
E-mail:[email protected]
East Coast tel. 212-461-6514
West Coast tel. 323-850-7500

For interested buyers, more details about the Shelby Collection and the Greenwich auction will be posted in the coming weeks at


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