A pair of million-dollar Shelby Cobras took top honors at Dana Mecum’s 29th Original Spring Classic, at the Indiana State Fairgrounds, the largest muscle car auction in the world. A 1967 427 Roadster sold for $1,100,000, while a 1964 289 Roadster hammered for an even $1,000,000. With the Cobras leading the way the auction sales totaled just short of $49 million, with a 70-percent sell-through rate. As expected, American iron dominated the Top 10, with only a 1972 Ferrari Dino GT breaking the Yankee stranglehold on top-dollar sales as the nine other slots were filled by four Shelby creations, two Boss 429 Mustangs, two Yenko Camaros and a Plymouth Hemi Cuda.
The Joe McMurrey Collection of 17 cars, led by the top-selling Cobra 427 and the pair of GT350 Mustangs, brought in a total of $3,412,000.