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Mecum Kissimmee Auction Will Feature Cobra Dragonsnake, Drag Cars

It's not too late to tell Santa Claus you've been a really good boy this year - and hope he buys it - with the announcement that a 1963 Shelby Cobra DragonSnake CSX2093 goes on the auction block at the Mecum Kissimmee Auction Jan. 26-30, 2011. Failing that plea, start looking for spare change in the couch.

It is billed as history's winningest competition Cobra. It is the 93rd Cobra built and one of just eight cars modified with the Shelby-developed DragonSnake package. Originally owned by Jim Costilow and driven by drag racer Bruce Larson, the DragonSnake won seven NHRA National events and the 1966 NHRA World Championship, among other victories.

According to a Meclum press release, it joins more than a dozen factory-backed drag racing cars up for bid at Mecum Kissimmee, including the 1971 Sox & Martin Hemi Cuda Pro Stock (Lot S150.1) restored to its race configuration and featuring the iconic red, white and blue Sox & Martin livery. Also set to cross the block is drag racing legend Bill "Grumpy" Jenkins' 1970 Camaro Pro Stock (Lot S151.1) known as Grumpy's Toy VIII.

More than 1,750 collector cars will be offered at Mecum's Kissimmee Auction, which takes place at Osceola Heritage Park in Kissimmee, Fla. The auction will broadcast with four days of live national TV coverage on "Mecum Auto Auction: Muscle Cars & More" on Discovery Communications' HD Theater. Tickets are available at the door for $15. Fans can also watch the auction via live Webcast at

Bidders can pre-register to bid for these drag racers by visiting or calling 815.568.8888.