RM Auctions: Barn-Find Shelby Cobra to Find Light of Day at ‘Collector Cars of Fort Lauderdale’ Auction

By Auto News Log • January 12th, 2011

FORT LAUDERDALE, FLA. − Now flying under the Auctions America by RM banner, the three-dayCollector Cars of Fort Lauderdale sale returns to the Greater Fort Lauderdale / Broward County Convention Center March 4th, 5th and 6th 2011 with an impressive range of automobiles and motorcycles, including a barn-find 1963 Shelby Cobra (CSX 2080), estimate: $425,000 – $475,000.

With only two private owners from new and parked since 1981, the matching-numbers CSX 2080 is one of the most original Cobras in existence. The red exterior and black interior of CSX 2080 have been left untouched, but the car is road ready having recently undergone a complete mechanical restoration of its factory-installed powertrain.

“We’re going to kick start the hobby’s spring season with an excellent show in Fort Lauderdale, featuring one of the most original Cobras on the planet,” said Donnie Gould, President, Auctions America by RM. “The discovery of CSX 2080 represents an important collecting opportunity for automotive enthusiasts.”

The Collector Cars of Fort Lauderdale auction has built a reputation for its comprehensive offerings, spanning Brass Era motor cars, American classics, European sports cars and late model exotics.

Additional early highlights include a 1932 Duesenberg Model J DC Phaeton Murphy(estimate: $350,000 – $450,000) and a 2005 Ford GT (estimate: $140,000 – $160,000).

For complete event and consignment information for the Collector Cars of Fort Lauderdale auction, please call the Auctions America Fort Lauderdale Office on +1 954-566-2209 or visit www.auctionsamerica.com.

Event Details – Collector Cars of Fort Lauderdale

Sale dates & times:
Friday, March 4
10:00am – 7:00pm

Saturday, March 5
10:00am – 9:00pm

Sunday, March 6
10:00am – 6:00pm

Preview dates & times:

Thursday, March 3
9:00am – 8:00pm

March 4, 5 & 6
Doors open at 9:00am daily


Day Pass – $20.00
Weekend Pass – $50.00
Children 12 years of age and under are free


Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center
1950 Eisenhower Blvd.
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33316

The Broward County Convention Center lies within the confines of Port Everglades. Due to new Federal security requirements, you must show your government issued picture identification (PASSPORT or DRIVER’S LICENSE) at all security checkpoints to gain access to the Convention Center.


Auctions America by RM was formed in July 2010 as a subsidiary of the world’s largest collector car auction house, RM Auctions. It is headquartered in Auburn, Indiana at its 235-acre Auburn Auction Park and will host three multi-day events in 2011. The Auctions America by RM team, led by collector car expert Donnie Gould, specializes in American classics, Detroit muscle, hot rods, customs, and vintage motorcycles.

Photo: 1963 Shelby Cobra (CSX 2080)
Photo credit: Auctions America by RM

Media Information:

For additional information, high resolution images and to arrange interviews, please contact:

Kerrey Kerr-Enskat
+1 818 577 7214

Source: RM Auctions


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