1965 Ford Shelby Daytona ReplicaADVERTISED PRICE: SOLDMILEAGE:6722
BODY STYLE:2 DR
Dealer's Remarks:After Carroll Shelby's racetrack success with his AC Cobra roadster, he wanted to build a car to beat Enzo Ferrari at the legendary 24 hours of Le Mans. Although the Cobra was winning races left and right, its top speed was limited due to the poor drag characteristics of its open cockpit. And top speed was all-important at Le Mans thanks to the course's three-mile-long Mulsanne straight.
So Shelby's designers went to work on what came to be known as the Shelby Daytona Coupe. Only six were built, and from 1964 to 1965 the new coupe won the endurance races at Le Mans, Sebring and Daytona plus several Grand Prix events -- not to mention setting 23 land speed records at Bonneville. It was an incredible car then and remains an incredible car today.
This example, an early replica from the predecessor to well-regarded producer Shell Valley is beleived to have been built in the early 80's. It looks fantastic in Guardsman Blue Metallic with white racing stripes. Under the hood is a built 302 high output V8 mated to a close-ratio five-speed gearbox -- it's lightweight and free revving, the perfect powerplant for this Coupe on the track. The custom chassis has tubular A-arms with coilovers up front and a solid rear axle. The wheels have that classic Halibrand look.
I would describe the car's road manners as tight, nimble, and scary fast. It sounds incredible with those sidepipes. She's run a few track days but has never been raced. This Daytona is currently registered and legal to drive on the street, but it definitely has racecar blood coursing through its veins.
With new kits running north of $25k (which still need paint and an engine/transmission), this one represents a great value with some built-in equity for making it your own.
The Daytona is completely impractical, of course, but it's totally awesome -- she has beautiful lines and is a real head turner. Give us a call at 404-692-5250 if you're interested in learning more.
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