Barrett-Jackson: Caroll Shelby's 1969 Shelby GT500 Convertible

It's Caroll Shelby's personal '69 GT500 convertible and it just went up for sale here at the big BJ. That's right — a '69 at a BJ. It's been parked in the Mustang main man's garage since 1969. One owner — and one buyer today's getting it. Bidding started in the $100,000 range and quickly skyrocketed up into the half a… » 1/19/08 7:15pm 1/19/08 7:15pm

Jalopnik Question of the Day: What Would You Buy for $5.5 Million

At the Barrett-Jackson auction this week, Carroll Shelby's personal Cobra went home with Ron "Futurliner" Pratte, a house builder from Chandler, Arizona who drops multimillions on classic vehicles like they were mid-career Charlie Hough cards on the eBay. He paid $5.5 million for this pedigreed Cobra, which may not have… » 1/23/07 12:45pm 1/23/07 12:45pm