One Of America's Best Car Collections Is Going For No-Reserve Auction

RM Auctions is offering 75 vehicles from the Andrews Collection, including rare American cars like Duesenbergs, a Cunningham and this 1963 Shelby 289 Competition Cobra, which happens to be the first Cobra racing car sold to the public. Somebody call Jay Leno!

This Shelby might not fetch as much as the "ultimate Cobra" just recently, but it sure as hell is a better car to drive and race. It also has a proper manual gearbox, as God intended.

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The Andrews family put together quite a collection over the last few decades, with entrepreneur Paul Andrews's picking the best of the best while his children, Chris and the girls are taking them on various car rallies across the country. Everything from one-off Packards to a brand new '53 Cadillac, you can find in their garage, and now most of them are up for grabs.

The reason for selling now? Quite a simple one according to Chris Andrews:

We want to get down to a smaller number of cars – perhaps 15 to 20 – that we very much enjoy driving and that we can use on events with the family. There are a number of events we'd still like to try overseas and here in the United States, and in order to do that, we need to focus on a more manageable collection.

Fair enough. To see all the Andrews cars RM Auctions will offer in May without reserve, click here!

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