This year’s Christmas may be long gone, but if you haven’t had the chance to buy yourself something nice yet, here’s an awesome gearhead set that you might find interesting. Granted, it’s not exactly cheap at more than $80,000, but you get too very cool items for that amount. I’m talking about the 1999 Shelby Series 1 Roadster and the Titan Shelby Series 1 chopper that Bonhams will auction at Scottsdale on January 28, 2016.

Although far from being a classic or as iconic as the original Cobra, the Series 1 is an authentic Shelby designed by Carroll Shelby himself. Built between 1998 and 2005 in limited numbers, the roadster tipped the scale at only 2,650 pounds and came with an Oldsmobile-sourced, 4.0-liter V-8 rated at 320 horsepower and 290 pound-feet of torque. It needed only 4.4 seconds to hit 60 mph on its way to a top speed of 170 mph.

The vehicle in question was registered in 2011 in New Jersey and was then sold to a new owner in Pennsylvania. In 14 years, the roadster was driven only 2,250 miles and had regular maintenance.

As for the matching Titan Series 1 motorcycle, it is one of only five examples ever built and features styling cues that mimic the Series 1 roadster it inspired. Motivation comes from a massive 112 cubic-inch, 115-horsepower Vee-twin engine from S&S. According to Bonhams, it shows "barely any use at all and precious few miles on the odometer."

The only downside, at least for some potential buyers, is that they’re sold together. Although it will be auctioned without reserve, Bonhams estimates that the bundle will fetch between $80,000 and $120,000, which is quite the bargain given the near-mint condition of the two. Keep reading to find out why.

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Why it matters

Rare Shebly Roadster and Chopper to be Auctioned By Bonhams
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There are two reasons why this combo is a bargain at under $150K. First, both vehicles are in tip-top shape and have fewer than 2,600 original miles on them. Both the car and the chopper are likely the lowest mileage examples of each series, respectively. Second, neither of them were cheap at launch. While the Titan chopper retailed for $48,250, the Shelby Series 1 was sold for $181,824 before options when launched back in 1999. Granted, it will take a few decades until the Series 1 is considered a classic, but it may very well be the next Shelby Cobra. And, judging by the fact that it was the only vehicle Carroll Shelby designed from the ground up, I wouldn’t be surprised if well-maintained models will fetch close to $1 million in the future.

Shelby Series 1

1998 Shelby Series 1
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Read our full review on the Shelby Series 1 here.

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