Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupe

  • 1964 Shelby Cobra 427 Daytona Coupe goes back into production

    Carroll Shelby was always thinking about bigger engines, more power, and faster machines. He turned the AC Ace into the Shelby Cobra. He turned the Ford Mustang into the Shelby GT350. Eventually he turned a gorgeously sculpted coupe into a Le Mans-winning masterpiece. That car was the Shelby Daytona Coupe, and there was a version Carroll wanted to make that would've been even more insane than the six he built. The automaker is calling it Shelby's "secret weapon." Shelby planned to unveil a revised Daytona that was going to show up to the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1964 and kick the collective...

  • 1965 Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupe replica built by students
    High school students build Shelby Daytona Coupe

    Detroit area high school students had an assignment way cooler than any typical school project: assemble a 1965 Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupe. The Ford Fund together with the Detroit Public Schools Community District and Experience Aviation collaborated to let high school students put their skills to...

  • Superformance Shelby Daytona Coupe CSX9000
    Driving the Superformance Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupe

    Believe it or not, it's possible to get a bit jaded with all of today's automotive machinery. When you drive all manner of new automobiles, they start to blur together. Don't think I don't love what I do, but also realize that your average mid-size sedan starts to look an awful lot like the one...

  • Peter Brock and the Shelby Daytona Coupe
    Peter Brock reveals more secrets about the Shelby Daytona Coupe: Video

    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...

  • 1965 Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupe
    8 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About The Shelby Daytona Coupe: Video

    Last fall’s Goodwood Revival served as the stage for Shelby American’s 50th anniversary celebrations of the monumental 1965 World Sportscar Championship, a championship in which Shelby finished ahead of Ferrari [NYSE:RACE] to secure a manufacturers’ title—a first for an...

  • 1964 Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupe (chassis #CSX2287)
    First Shelby Daytona Coupe, Chassis #CSX2287, Rolls Into SEMA: Video

    The Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupe is one of the rarest cars to ever be produced, with just six of the originals having been built. This week, one of them was unveiled at the 2015 SEMA show—and it is the rarest of the lot. The Daytona Coupe bearing chassis #CSX2287 was the first of the six cars...

  • 50th Anniversary Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupe

    The 50th Anniversary Daytona Coupes Shelby American debuted at last month's Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance pay tribute to the legendary models which won the FIA World Sportscar Championship in 1965. CHECK OUT: 2016 Chevrolet Camaro Performance Specs Confirmed: Video And while they certainly won't approach the stratospheric prices—the last of which sold for a whopping $7.25 million—commanded for the original six models, with production limited to just 50 units, these official recreations are destined to become collector's items themselves. Fiberglass versions start at a...

  • 50th Anniversary Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupe
    Shelby Announces 50th Anniversary Daytona Coupe

    The original Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupe is the stuff of legend. Just six of them were built between 1964 and 1965, and in ’65 the car helped secure the Constructors’ title in the FIA World Sportscar Championship, making Shelby the first American constructor to win a title on the...

  • Superformance Shelby Daytona Coupe on Jay Leno's Garage.
    Shelby Brock Daytona Coupe Races Into Jay Leno's Garage: Video

    This Shelby Brock Daytona Coupe may be a replica, but it's a high-performance replica.

  • A Shelby Daytona Cobra coupe at Amelia Island
    Shelby Daytona Coupe Is First National Historic Vehicle Register Inductee

    Historic venues and buildings have long been officially recognized under the National Historic Preservation Act, but until relatively recently no such body existed to recognize historically-significant cars. Back in 2009, that changed with the formation of the Historic Vehicle Association. MUST...

  • 1965 Shelby Daytona Cobra Coupe CSX2601
    1965 Shelby Daytona Coupe Sells For Record $7.25 Million

    Hand-made in Modena, Italy, by Carozzeria Grand Sport, the Shelby Daytona Cobra Coupe is still undeniably an all-American car. Built to dominate the FIA's GT class, the Shelby and its team were the first Americans to take on and beat Ferrari on the world stage–clinching the championship on...

  • Shelby Distribution CSX 9000 Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupe MKII
    Shelby Distribution launches CSX 9000 series Cobra Daytona Coupe MKII

    The original Daytona Coupe was a race car based loosely on the AC Cobra roadster that was produced in an extremely limited run of just six cars during the 1960s. The cars were created in collaboration with a number of racing legends including Carroll Shelby, Peter Brock and Bob Negstad, and with a...

  • Exotic Auto Restoration Shelby Daytona Coupe Le Mans Edition

    The original Daytona Coupe was a race car based loosely on the AC Cobra roadster that was produced in an extremely limited run of just six cars during the 1960s. The cars were created in collaboration with a number of racing legends including Carroll Shelby, Peter Brock and Bob Negstad, and with a top speed in excess of 187 mph it was certainly no slouch. In 1965, the Daytona Coupe went on to become the first and only American car to win the FIA GT World Championship, cementing its legacy in motorsports history. Now Exotic Auto Restoration, based out of California, is allowing car enthusiasts...

  • Carroll Shelby takes delivery of custom Cobra Daytona
    Carroll Shelby Takes Delivery Of Custom Cobra Daytona Coupe

    The original Daytona Coupe was a race car based loosely on the AC Cobra roadster that was produced in an extremely limited run of just six cars during the 1960s. The cars were created in collaboration with a number of racing legends including Carroll Shelby, Peter Brock and Bob Negstad and there...

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