Shelby fans have one last chance to own the 50th anniversary Shelby Cobra through year-long raffle
GARDENA, Calif. – Jan. 19, 2012 – The Carroll Shelby Foundation is offering fans a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to win a 50th anniversary Shelby Cobra. Throughout 2012, which marks the golden anniversary of the Shelby Cobra and Shelby American, people can enter a raffle for the chance to put this rare vehicle in their own garage. The 50th Shelby Cobra up for raffle will make its first appearance at Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction™ in Scottsdale from Jan. 17-22, 2012.
“50 years have passed since the Cobra was built, a milestone that deserves recognition and celebration,” said Jenni Shreeves, executive director of the Carroll Shelby Foundation. “After last year’s announcement at Barrett-Jackson of the 50th anniversary Shelby Cobra, the vehicle sold out within hours. Since no more will be built, this raffle is the final opportunity to walk away with a true piece of automotive history and one of the most iconic sports cars ever built.”
Proceeds from the raffle will benefit the Carroll Shelby Foundation, which was established by automotive icon Carroll Shelby to provide financial support for children battling life-threatening illnesses and to promote continuing education.
To celebrate five decades of high performance, only 50 of these limited edition continuation Cobras will be built. Painted “Shelby black” and filled with a premium wine colored leather interior, the anniversary car vehicle will sport special badges and wire wheels. This car will be powered by a small block Ford and connected to a five-speed transmission.
Touring the country this year, the limited-edition Shelby Cobra raffle car is tentatively scheduled to appear at Barrett-Jackson in Scottsdale, the Boca Raton Concours d’Elegance, the Dana Point Concours d’Elegance and Barrett-Jackson in Orange County.
For a ticket price of $25, or $100 for five tickets, participants can place their name in the drawing. The winner will be announced in January 2013. All proceeds from ticket sales will be donated to the Carroll Shelby Foundation. For more information, please visit www.winashelby.org.
About The Carroll Shelby Foundation
The Carroll Shelby Foundation was created by legendary racer and automotive manufacturer Carroll Shelby. Headquartered in Gardena, Calif., the Foundation is dedicated to providing financial support for children and medical professionals to help overcome life-threatening health issues worldwide and promoting continuing education. For more information visit CarrollShelbyFoundation.org.