Ron Pratte bought this 1966 Shelby Cobra 427 Super Snake at Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale in 2007. (Photo: Barrett-Jackson)

bought this 1966 Shelby Cobra 427 Super Snake at Scottsdale in 2007. (Photo: )

Whenever a noted collector puts some of his on the block, it’s big news in the vintage-car community.

At the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance in March, a number of high-end cars were sold out of the collection of the late Malcolm Pray, who died last summer. Tops on the list was a stunning Figoni et Falaschi-bodied 1937 Delahaye 135 Competition Court Torpedo Roadster known as “Malcolm’s French Mistress,” which sold for a jaw-dropping $6.6 million, fully 10 percent above the high estimate.

But now comes news that makes the Pray collection look like a mere drop in the bucket.

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