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PLANET COBRA TO SELL GENUINE 427 SHELBY COBRA AT 40TH ANNIVERSARY BARRETT-JACKSON SCOTTSDALE AUCTION

ATLANTA –January 3, 2011- Stephen Becker, president and CEO of Planet Cobra and the largest volume Shelby Cobra dealer in the world, will auction Shelby Cobra CSX4779 (VIN #4779) featuring an aluminum 427 engine at the 40th Annual Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction in Scottsdale. The rare, big-block Cobra (Lot #1264.1) is set to cross the stage on Saturday, Jan. 22, during the live broadcast of SPEED. Planet Cobra sells authentic, new and collector Shelby Cobras to clients internationally, as well as supports Shelby parts and restoration programs for enthusiasts and collectors worldwide.

“The modern incarnation of Carroll Shelby’s ultimate weapon, the Shelby Cobra 427, retains the overwhelming performance of the original while employing modern materials and construction techniques,” said Becker. “There are not any new CSX4000 cars available today and very few pre-owned ones become available. This makes CSX4779 a rare, treasured collectible that will capture the attention of most automotive enthusiasts attending the auction.”

CSX4779 is LeMans Blue with Wimbledon White LeMans stripes. It is equipped with an all aluminum engine, robust manual transmission, independent front and rear suspension and four wheel disc brakes. CSX4779 includes the original MSO signed personally by Carroll Shelby.

Highlights include:

  • LeMans Blue fiberglass body and black interior
  • It is fully loaded with all factory available options including leather interior, etc.
  • Powered by the famous 427 c.i.d. engine that produces an estimated 455 hp
  • 5-speed transmission
  • Independent front and rear suspension
  • 4-wheel disc brakes

“With only 2,400 miles on the car and one owner, the CSX4779 will be one of the most highly prized cars at the Barrett-Jackson auction in Scottsdale,” added Becker. “It’s appropriate to sell one of the most iconic cars in the world at one of the most celebrated car auctions in the world, especially during their big 40th celebration.”

ABOUT PLANET COBRA

Planet Cobra is the most trusted resource for buying and selling genuine Shelbys today. The company has been in the business for over 30 years and has access to unlimited contacts, databases and insider information that can help enthusiasts buy or sell a Shelby Cobra or Mustang at the best possible price.

Stephen Becker, well-known and respected Shelby expert, is one of the most prolific authorities on Shelby automobiles. His expertise and in-depth knowledge has been tapped by clients to purchase, consign and restore original Shelbys. Becker has been retained by key auto groups and leaders to authenticate and value Shelby vehicles. More information is available at www.goplanetcobra.com.

PROCEEDS FROM SHELBY COBRA TO BENEFIT BARRETT-JACKSON CANCER RESEARCH FUND IN MEMORY OF RUSS AND BRIAN JACKSON

ATLANTA –January 3, 2011- Planet Cobra President Stephen Becker auctioned a Shelby Cobra CSX4000 roadster at the Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale Auction on Saturday, Jan. 22. $5,000, from the sale, will benefit the Barrett-Jackson Cancer Research Fund in Memory of Russ and Brian Jackson at the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen). The fund was created by Barrett-Jackson CEO Craig Jackson for the Phoenix-based non-profit organization to research and find cures for diseases, such as cancer, neurological disorders and diabetes.

The highest bidder took home the CSX4779, fitted in Guardsmen Blue with Wimbledon White Le Mans stripes. It is equipped with a period correct 427 side oiler engine, robust manual transmission, all-independent suspension and four-wheel disc brakes. CSX4779 includes the original MSO signed personally by Carroll Shelby.

Highlights include:

  • LeMans Blue fiberglass body and black interior
  • Powered by the famous 427 c.i.d. engine that produces an estimated 455 hp
  • 5-speed transmission
  • 4-wheel disc brakes
  • 2,400 miles

Thanks to Planet Cobra, the new owner now has a genuine Shelby Cobra with helping an unusual provenience while also helping in the fight against life-threatening diseases.

ABOUT PLANET COBRA

Planet Cobra is the most trusted resource for buying and selling genuine Shelbys today. The company has been in the business for over 30 years and has access to unlimited contacts, databases and insider information that can help enthusiasts buy or sell a Shelby Cobra or Mustang at the best possible price.

Stephen Becker, well-known and respected Shelby expert, is one of the most prolific authorities on Shelby automobiles. His expertise and in-depth knowledge has been tapped by clients to purchase, consign and restore original Shelbys. Becker has been retained by key auto groups and leaders to authenticate and value Shelby vehicles. More information is available at www.goplanetcobra.com.

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50TH ANNIVERSARY SHELBY “STREET” COBRA SELLS OUT WITHIN 48 HOURS OF ANNOUNCEMENT

LAS VEGAS –January 3, 2011- Jan. 31, 2011– Within 48 hours of the official introduction of the 50th Anniversary Shelby Cobra Street Car by Shelby American, a wholly owned subsidiary of Carroll Shelby International Inc., (CSBI.PK), all 50 cars were purchased by consumers and Shelby dealers. The Anniversary Shelby Cobra was unveiled to journalists during the Barrett-Jackson Auction in Scottsdale, Ariz., on Friday, Jan. 21, 2011. The entire run of cars was snapped up when the announcement was made public in an official news release.

“The strong demand for these cars proves that the Shelby Cobra is still as desirable and sought after today as it was 50 years ago,” said John Luft, president of Shelby American. “People who didn’t have the opportunity to buy one in the 1960s jumped at the chance to own one of these very special collector’s edition Shelby’s. Although the entire factory allocation has been spoken for, a few of these anniversary cars are still available from our Shelby Cobra dealers who seized the opportunity and bought multiple cars.”

Shelby American ceased manufacturing the original small block Cobra in 1965. In 1996, Carroll Shelby returned it to the streets as the CSX8000 continuation series Shelby Cobra. The cars incorporate safety and performance improvements without sacrificing originality. The Cobras retain the authentic style leaf spring suspension but are upgraded to contemporary standards while the bodies are available in aluminum or fiberglass. Cobras can be ordered from an official Shelby Cobra dealer. Each car is built to order with the customer choosing body color and stripe configuration; it is delivered as a rolling chassis, less drive train, with a 1962 MSO. The continuation Shelby Cobra can be fitted with a proper drive train by a customer or dealer.

The limited edition street Cobras will all be painted “Shelby black” with a rich wine colored leather interior, special 50th Anniversary badges, wire wheels, Wilton Wool carpeting, modern brake discs and a stronger frame. MSRP for the 50th Anniversary Shelby Cobra starts at $69,995 for a fiberglass or $134,995 for an aluminum bodied car, without drive train. Information about the car can be found at http://shelbyamerican.com/50th.asp.

ABOUT SHELBY AMERICAN

Founded by legend Carroll Shelby, Shelby American manufactures and markets performance vehicles and related products. The company manufactures authentic continuation Cobras, including the 427 S/C, 289 FIA and 289 street car component vehicles. The company offers the GT350 and GT500 Super Snake post-title packages for the current generation Ford Mustang. For more information, visit www.shelbyamerican.com.

ABOUT PLANET COBRA

Planet Cobra is the most trusted resource for buying and selling genuine Shelbys today. The company has been in the business for over 30 years and has access to unlimited contacts, databases and insider information that can help enthusiasts buy or sell a Shelby Cobra or Mustang at the best possible price.

Stephen Becker, well-known and respected Shelby expert, is one of the most prolific authorities on Shelby automobiles. His expertise and in-depth knowledge has been tapped by clients to purchase, consign and restore original Shelbys. Becker has been retained by key auto groups and leaders to authenticate and value Shelby vehicles. More information is available at www.goplanetcobra.com.

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SHELBY MUSTANG EXPERT STEPHEN BECKER TO AUCTION RARE GT500 AT 3RD ANNUAL BARRETT-JACKSON LAS VEGAS AUCTION

ATLANTA –Sept. 16, 2010 - Shelby Mustang expert Stephen Becker will auction an original 1970 Ford Shelby GT500 Mustang at the 3rd annual Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas Collector Car Auction at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino. The Shelby GT500 (Lot #670), from Becker’s personal inventory, will sell at No Reserve on Saturday, Sept. 25. Becker is also president and CEO of Planet Cobra, which specializes in current production Shelby Cobras.

“With its 428 CJ engine, ventilated front disc brakes and rare color, this GT500 incorporates several unique components in a combination not found in other muscle cars,” said Becker. “This big block is truly a special one-of-one Shelby that will cross the block at one of the world’s greatest collector car auctions. It will be a pleasure to celebrate the ingenuity embodied in Carroll Shelby’s vehicles with other enthusiasts who have a sincere appreciation for pure, unbridled performance.”

The muscle car is Grabber Green with white stripes and a black deluxe interior, making it the only 1970 GT500 produced in this color combination. The car still has most of its original components, such as the smog system, radiator, fan and starter, warranty card, work orders, etc. This one-owner car has no rust or accident history.

Highlights include:

  • Grabber green with white stripes and black deluxe interior
  • Original owner documentation including service records, warranty records, etc.
  • Automatic transmission
  • Documented in Shelby Registry

“This original GT500 fastback is an outstanding vehicle with original smog equipment, as well as matching numbers for the transmission, engine and rear, making this a great investment for those who value a genuine Shelby Mustang,” added Becker. “The Shelby is well documented and offers a serious collector the opportunity to own one of the last original GT500s.”

More information can be found at www.goplanetcobra.com and www.genuineshelby.com.

ABOUT PLANET COBRA

Planet Cobra is the most trusted resource for buying and selling genuine Shelbys today. The company has been in the business for over 30 years and has access to unlimited contacts, databases and insider information that can help enthusiasts buy or sell a Shelby Cobra or Mustang at the best possible price.

Stephen Becker, well-known and respected Shelby expert, is one of the most prolific authorities on Shelby automobiles. His expertise and in-depth knowledge has been tapped by clients to purchase, consign and restore original Shelbys. Becker has been retained by key auto groups and leaders to authenticate and value Shelby vehicles. More information is available at www.goplanetcobra.com.

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PLANET COBRA TO SELL GENUINE 427 SHELBY COBRA AT 3RD ANNUAL BARRETT-JACKSON LAS VEGAS AUCTION

ATLANTA –Sept. 14, 2010 - – Stephen Becker, president and CEO of Planet Cobra and the highest volume Shelby Cobra dealer in the world, will auction Shelby Cobra CSX6060 featuring a period correct cast iron side oiler engine at the 3rd Annual Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas Collector Car Auction at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino. The Cobra (Lot #665) is set to cross the block on Saturday, Sept. 25. Planet Cobra sells authentic, new and collector Shelby Cobras to clients internationally, as well as supports Shelby parts and restoration programs for enthusiasts and collectors worldwide.

“This Cobra from the Shelby American facility in Las Vegas is true to the ones Carroll Shelby built over 40 years ago,” said Becker. “CSX6060 is more than a dream car. It’s a piece of American automotive genius. This Cobra’s timeless design and earth-shaking performance will fetch a great deal of attention and is a promising investment for serious collectors.”

CSX6060 is Guardsmen Blue with Wimbledon White Le Mans stripes. It is equipped with a period correct 427 side oiler engine, robust manual transmission, all-independent suspension and four wheel disc brakes. CSX6060 includes the original MSO signed personally by Carroll Shelby.

The car has an intriguing history. In 1966, Edward Milkos decided to order the ’67 Shelby for drag racing. After the car was delivered on Feb. 27, 1967, he spent the next two years competing in races. Unfortunately, his racing career ended when he suffered a serious injury. By the time Milkos healed, fuel prices had dramatically rose, and the car was stored in his basement. Thirty years later, Milkos decided to trade in the Shelby to Becker for a late model Jaguar.

Highlights include:

  • Le Mans Blue with black interior
  • Powered by the famous 427 c.i.d. side-oiler engine that produces an estimated 550 horsepower
  • 5-speed transmission
  • Original MSO signed by Carroll Shelby
  • Capable of 0-60 runs in under three seconds

“This must-have continuation Cobra will turn heads at the Barrett-Jackson Auction in Las Vegas just like it did in the ’60s,” noted Becker. “Collector car enthusiasts who didn’t have the means or the chance to buy one then will have a second chance to relive their youth by buying this Cobra, at this year’s Barrett-Jackson Auction in Las Vegas.”

More information can be found at www.goplanetcobra.com and www.genuineshelby.com.

ABOUT PLANET COBRA

Planet Cobra is the most trusted resource for buying and selling genuine Shelbys today. The company has been in the business for over 30 years and has access to unlimited contacts, databases and insider information that can help enthusiasts buy or sell a Shelby Cobra or Mustang at the best possible price.

Stephen Becker, well-known and respected Shelby expert, is one of the most prolific authorities on Shelby automobiles. His expertise and in-depth knowledge has been tapped by clients to purchase, consign and restore original Shelbys. Becker has been retained by key auto groups and leaders to authenticate and value Shelby vehicles. More information is available at www.goplanetcobra.com.

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