6. 2007 Shelby GT500: $648,000
In January of 2006, Ford presented the first new Shelby model in 38 years. It was the first car, with a serial number of #001. Ford offered it exclusively for sale at the Barrett-Jackson auction. This first of the modern Shelby car was a sure winner. However, nobody expected the $648,000 final price before the hammer marked the end of the bidding.
As usual, all proceeds went to Carroll Shelby’s Children’s Foundation. You are probably wondering what the connection is between auctioning rare vehicles and donating to charity. If you donate money to charity, you will get a massive tax deduction. What is better for a car enthusiast than to bid on an ultimate example of their favorite cars while donating money for a good cause? They also receive a big deduction. It is a win-win situation for everybody involved.