Shelby 50th Anniversary Cobra Daytona Coupe
These exclusive models will all carry a Shelby American CSX serial number from CSX9950 –CSX9999, for documentation in the official Shelby American Worldwide Registry. Each is a component vehicle that is built to order and can be finished by a customer or an authorized dealer; it is delivered as a rolling chassis. The price of the base aluminum Shelby Daytona Coupe, excluding drivetrain, is $349,995. The fiberglass Shelby Daytona Coupe which includes air conditioning, central locking, power windows and power brakes, is priced from $179,995, excluding the drivetrain. An aluminum block 289 c.i.d. engine or 351 Windsor based 427 c.i.d. Stroked engine, that can include your Coupe’s serial number is also available for purchase from the Shelby Engine Company.
Both versions of the car will debut at California Monterey Car Week events in August 2015 including the Gordon McCall’s Motorworks Revival on August 12 and they will also be displayed throughout the weekend at the Rolex Motorsports Reunion inside Mazda Raceway at Laguna Seca. We urge you to get your pre debut order in before they all sold.
The Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupe legend began when Shelby American started to race the lightweight Cobra roadster; they were dominant except on the high speed straightaways of the European circuits. Shelby American tasked Peter Brock with designing a sleeker body for the small block chassis. The result was one of the most radical and now, iconic, racecar designs of all time. Peter’s design not only yielded greater top speeds, but also made the car incredibly aerodynamic and efficient. This Sleek Coupe was called the Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupe and it helped a small American team beat Ferrari and take home the FIA Sports Car Championship on July 4, 1965. That is still the only time that an American team has captured the crown.
Shelby American began work on the first Daytona Coupe (CSX2287) in Los Angeles during 1964. It quickly proved to be a winner, enabling Shelby American to dominate and win its Le Mans class that year and capture the International Manufacturer’s GT Championship in 1965.
With only six original Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupes built, the racecar became one of the most coveted vehicles in the world. Worth millions of dollars each, ownership of one is almost impossible.