December 31, 2014

1965 Shelby Daytona Coupe

1965 Shelby Daytona Coupe

Here's a real contender car to take down the Ferrari 250 GTO in the GT class. Yes we talk about the Shelby Daytona made by Carroll Shelby and designed by Peter Brock, built in 1965 for auto racing purpose, based on the AC Cobra roadster chassis, only six ever built between 1964 and 1965. With the Shelby Daytona, Shelby became the first American constructor to win a title on the international scene at the FIA World Sportscar Championship in 1965. And as the pictures isn't one of six.

Detail about this car by owner
1965 Superformance Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupe, # 65 of 150 made.

Superformance Daytona Coupes are licensed by Carroll Shelby and Shelby Inc., to resell as Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupe. Which allows these Superformance Daytona Coupes to be eligible for the Shelby Cobra registry. This example # 65 or 150 made was re-created by Superformance of South African who brought in the original designer of the Daytona Coupe Peter Brock, the chassis and suspension was designed by original Daytona Coupe and Ford GT40 engineer Bob Negstad.This hand made car was recreated in South Africa in 2004. Engine and trans were installed by Dennis Olthoff of Olthoff Racing USA, one of the most experienced outfits in the USA with the Superformance Daytona Coupe.

Titled / Licensed:
This Daytona is registered in the state of California under the much sought after and DMV time consuming SB100 as a 1965 SPC Daytona Coupe. Which equates to no emission testing for life of the car.

This Coupe is STOCK as it came from the factory except for:
Replaced Lexan rear hatch with optically correct GLASS, added Pioneer high end stereo system, added a Short throw shifter. Car is like-new, very rare, garaged in Bay Area of California [Silicon Valley]

Power train:
Roush 427R engine # 069 [550 horses/ 535 ft/lbs torque], 770 Holley carburetor. Dart 4-bolt main block, forged crank, forged rods, Roush aluminum heads with stainless steel valves, Holley 770 carburetor, polished engine package. Very street-able and runs extremely strong on 91 octane pump gas. Tremec TKO 600 five-speed transmission connected to a BTR/Dana HydraTrac LSD limited-slip differential with a fully IRS.

Braking system & steering:
Four wheel vented-disc brakes with power-assisted PBR calipers; power-assisted rack & pinion steering.

Engine cooling:
Aluminum radiator water and oil cooling with auto or manual over ride triple radiator and engine compartment exit fans.

Show quality PPG paint then clear coated then front end was 3M filmed for stone guard protection, 18" cast alloy pin-drive knockoff wheels with safety wired spinners. Ceramic-coated headers & side pipes. Color is Royal Blue with Wimbledon White twin stripes and a rear half cove with the car number on the rear.

Round-tube mild steel space frame with fully independent suspension & coil-over Bilstein shocks.

Moto-Lita leather wrapped steering wheel, period correct Stewart Warner gauges, short-throw shifter, German leather bucket seat with inflatable lumbar supports, Alcantara headliner, doors and dash upholstery, TFE Air Conditioning system, glove box autographed by Peter Brock. Pioneer stereo system. Comes with two sets of key and two Anti-theft immobilizer (door openers) fobs.

Current mileage: 7,447 and rising daily.

This is my car, I am an enthusiast, not a collector or a dealer. It needs nothing and has been overly maintained by its current German owner.

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