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Regardless of what you saw at last week’s Geneva Motor Show, there’s nothing like the true classic of American sports cars.  While we could heap praise on the Shelby Daytona Cobra Coupe to explain why it might be more exotic than the super cars from Geneva, we’ll let the market speak for us.  The 1965 Shelby Daytona Cobra Coupe CSX2601 is about to be auctioned off in Britain, and the auctioneers predict that the original Shelby will sell for more than $10 million– and could possibly unseat the most expensive car in history, the 1961 Ferrari 250 G.  If it does top $11 million, the American flagship will be the priciest ride in human history.  Its a bit ironic that came in the midst of such turmoil in our own country’s automobile industry… [via autoblog]