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Elvis Presley Shelby Cobra 427 for Russo and Steele Monterey Auction

Monterey, California – A range of the most luxurious and collectable European sports, American muscle, Hot rods and custom automobile will cross the block this August as part of Russo and Steele’s Monterey auction event. The quality of Russo and Steele Monterey’s collectable automobiles has never been better.

To be held August 14th -16th at Marriott Hotel in historic downtown Monterey, this visceral auction event has a range of collector automobiles sure to satisfy any collectors taste.

As one of the finest Shelby American automobiles, the ex-Lothar Motschenbacher 1965 Shelby 427 Cobra Full Competition offered here is an absolutely beautiful example is one of only 22 full competition models to leave the factory. Motschenbacher successfully campaigned this car in the ’65 USRRC Championships against Ken Miles in the factory 427 and Jim Hall’s legendary Chaparrals. A year later, Elvis Presley and CSX 3012 co-starred in the hit movie “Spinout.” From the fame this added to both Shelby and the music legend, CSX 3012 was to be known as The King’s race car for all time. This Cobra includes complete ownership history and thorough documentation. Further, it features a concours-quality restoration and continues to achieve significant awards on both the show-field as well as the track.

Also on offer at the Monterey auction event are a range from the highly elusive, legendary, and the highest quality of collector automobiles that Russo and Steele has become known to provide at its auction events. Please visit to view a variety of featured consignments.

For additional information or images please contact Stephanie Quinn at [email protected]

About Russo and Steele Collector Automobile Auctions
Russo and Steele Collector Automobiles is one of the nation’s premier collector car auctions; specializing in the world’s finest European sports cars, American muscle cars, hot rods and customs. Its three auctions each year attract clients all over the globe not only because of its reputation for stellar collector automobiles, but also unique auction experiences unattainable at any other collector car auction in the world. Its auction events take place with its signature auction in Scottsdale, Arizona every January, Monterey, California in August and South Florida in March. Additional information please visit or call 602.252.2697