The last surviving 1966 Shelby Cobra Super Snake sold for $5.1 million dollars at the Barrett-Jackson sale in Scottsdale, AZ. The Super Snake was part of the Ron Pratte collection, which included over 100 vehicles and garnered over $40 million in sales.


1950 GM Futurliner Bus

The Pratte Collection helped propel Barrett-Jackson to its best year ever at the Scottsdale event, according to the Phoenix Business Journal. More than $130 million worth of cars, trucks, and other vehicles sold at the event, and vehicles from the Pratte Collection were the top three highest-selling vehicles. The Super Snake, along with Pratte’s 1950 GM Futurliner and 1954 Pontiac Bonneville Special Motorama concept car, combined for $12.4 million.

Interestingly, at $5.1 million the Super Snake actually sold for $400,000 less than Pratte originally paid for it in 2007. You can learn more about the Super Snake and its history in this Hemmings story. Read our original post on the Ron Pratte collection, and then check out the Phoenix Business Journal’s account of how the Pratte Collection helped make this event Barrett-Jackson’s best auction ever.

All told, 1,611 vehicles were sold during the Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale auction and assorted automobilia pulled in another $6.55 million in sales.

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Author: David Fuller

David Fuller is OnAllCylinders' managing editor. During his 20-year career in the auto industry, he has covered a variety of races, shows, and industry events and has authored articles for multiple magazines. He has also partnered with mainstream and trade publications on a wide range of editorial projects. In 2012, he helped establish OnAllCylinders, where he enjoys covering all facets of hot rodding and racing.