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Cobra Daytona Nets $7.5 Million

Posted August 27, 2009 12:01 AM by dstrohl

Back in 1967, Bob Bondurant sold a Cobra Daytona for a paltry $4,000. Over the weekend, Bondurant (pictured above right in the red shirt) watched a Daytona cross the block for an astounding $7.25 million at Mecum's inaugural Monterey sale, setting a record for the highest price paid for an American car at public auction, according to Mecum.

"Selling this amazing piece of American race history at our first Monterey auction has been the crowning achievement of my career and Mecum Auction's 22 years of selling collector cars," said Dana Mecum, president of Mecum Auction. "This hand-built car beat the fastest cars in the world and has now added another 'win' to its list of accomplishments. It certainly finished in record form again."

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