Drag Race-Winning 1963 Shelby Cobra 289 to be Auctioned at Mecum Indy 2020

Having gone through a 12-year restoration process.

By
Automotive
954 Hypes 0 Comments

A rare 1963 Shelby Cobra 289 is now heading to the Mecum Indy 2020 auctions.

The vintage car began its life back in the ’60s as a showroom demonstrator, painted in Guardsman Blue with a 289 cubic-inch Fairlane V8 engine — pushing out 271 horsepower. After spending a year at a dealer in Virginia, the Cobra was purchased by a drag racer named Tony Fisher who painted it gold, making its way to North Carolina and eventually all over the south, winning numerous drag races along the way. It was then sold to a Canadian racer named Jim Walker, who competed under the pseudonym Jay Walker, again taking first place at a whole array of drag races in Canada all the way through to the ’70s, even winning the NASCAR Gold Cup Championship. From then, the Cobra would belong to one other Canadian drag racer until 1985, when a collector from Oregon brought it into his collection, undertaking a restoration process from 2006 that lasted until 2018.

For those interested, this 1963 Shelby Cobra 289 will be up for auction at Mecum Indy 2020, taking place from June 23 to 28.

Elsewhere in the automotive world, BMW Motorrad has released its R18 cruiser.

Read Full Article

What to Read Next

The Joe Exotic & Carole Baskin Saga to Continue in Followup 'Tiger King' Docuseries
Entertainment

The Joe Exotic & Carole Baskin Saga to Continue in Followup 'Tiger King' Docuseries

Entitled ‘Investigating the Strange World of Joe Exotic.’

1017 ALYX 9SM's Royal Oak Bracelet Receives an Antique Gold Treatment
Fashion

1017 ALYX 9SM's Royal Oak Bracelet Receives an Antique Gold Treatment

The label’s take on Audemar Piguet’s signature band.

Extremely Rare Marvel Comic Misprint with DC Cover Going for $1.2M USD
Entertainment

Extremely Rare Marvel Comic Misprint with DC Cover Going for $1.2M USD

Featuring ‘New Teen Titans’ #6 and ‘Marvel-Two-In-One’ #74.


Travis Scott's Engineer Talks About Why NAV's "Yosemite" Vocals Were Quiet
Music

Travis Scott's Engineer Talks About Why NAV's "Yosemite" Vocals Were Quiet

Spreading light on the mystery.

JME Embraces His "ABCs" Flow in Visual for "Issmad"
Music

JME Embraces His "ABCs" Flow in Visual for "Issmad"

A highlight from the London MC’s fourth studio album, ‘Grime MC.’

RHUDE's Retro RHECESS-HI Sneaker Arrives in "White/Black"
Footwear

RHUDE's Retro RHECESS-HI Sneaker Arrives in "White/Black"

The latest two-tone take on the popular sneaker.

More ▾
 
Subscribe to our Newsletter

Gain access to exclusive interviews with industry creatives, think pieces, trend forecasts, guides and more.

By subscribing, you agree to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Help us serve you better

We appreciate your support in allowing HYPEBEAST ads, where we can share contents from the latest fashion, to those culturally relevant. By adding HYPEBEAST to your ad blocker's whitelist, ads on our sites will show while you continue to browse.