We have a real treat for you today.
The good folks at Hagerty interviewed legendary race car designer Peter Brock back in 2012 and were kind enough to upload a video from the day to their Youtube channel.
Brock, in intricate, passionate detail, tells the story behind his most famous car, the Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupe—appropriately from inside his own Daytona Coupe replica built by Superformance.
He provides countless tidbits of information, like how he developed the unique shape after reading texts in General Motors Company’s [NYSE:GM] archives that were sourced from German engineers by the Allies at the end of World War II. We also learn about how the original prototype, the first of just six Daytona Coupes originally built, came to be. He explains that the car came to fruition in just 90 days, from the original sketch to the first runs at Riverside Raceway back in 1964.
The Daytona Coupe is famous for being the first car to secure an American team a title in top-level international motorsports, in this case in the GT class of the 1965 World Sportscar Championship. All six of the original Daytona Coupes, built between 1964 and ’65, are still in existence. They came together for the first time last year as part of Shelby’s 50th anniversary celebration of the historic victory.