The Shelby Daytona (also referred to as the Shelby Daytona Cobra Coupe ) was a coupé, which was developed by Carroll Shelby and was inspired by his AC Cobra Roadster. It was built specifically for auto racing, particularly as competition for Ferrari in the GT class. In the years 1964 and 1965 only six Daytonas were produced as Shelby then get back dedicated to the Ford GT40 project. Pete Brock designed the bodywork, while Bob Negstad developed the chassis. Negstad was responsible for the chassis of the GT40.
The 4.7 -liter Ford V8 engine delivered 380 hp at 7000 rpm and accelerated to nearly 1043 kg heavy car in 4.4 seconds from 0 to 100 km / h With the four-speed transmission used the terminal velocity was just over 300 km / h
The missing sixth vehicle CSX2287
Five Shelby Daytonas were built in Italy. Another vehicle, collectors known as CSX2287, was manufactured in the USA. There were records of the owners of the vehicles, but the sixth Daytona went mid -1970s lost. For a long time feared historians and collectors, the sixth vehicle would be gone.
In 2001 CSX2287 was discovered in a rented warehouse space in California. The owner Donna O'Hara had himself burned alive. The vehicle was for nearly three decades to be lost. Based on an estimated value of about 4,000,000 U.S. dollars, the Daytona was part of a legal dispute between the mother of the deceased who sold it to a collector in Pennsylvania, and a friend of Donna O'Hara, who according to her will the inheritance should be the contents of the warehouse.
Another previous owner of the car was the music producer Phil Spector, who was so often seen on the streets of Los Angeles. Designed for high speed racing, it was uncomfortably hot in addition to other problems inside the vehicle when the engine was warmed up. " The Daytona was not a road vehicle; he was a race car, " Shelby said so. Spector still drove him on the street. According to legend, he is said to have collected so many speeding tickets for speeding, that his lawyer advised him finally get rid of the car before he be defeated, driving. He claimed in the context of inheritance disputes in turn, never sold to a dealer, but only put there to have it.
CSX2287 was repaired and is now in the Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum in Philadelphia to see. The U.S. television star Jay Leno has ever visited the museum and on its website there is a video of him during a trip to the Daytona.
Ford Shelby GR -1
In 2005 Ford and Shelby developed a sports coupe with the name " Ford Shelby GR1 ", with a streamlined body and a new V10 engine that powered the new Shelby Cobra. Carroll Shelby himself said that he did not, that is called the car "Cobra", but it still has a distinct resemblance to Daytona on.
Replicas of Daytona
- Superformance Brock Coupe, Shelby Daytona Coupe since 2009 - licensed by Shelby replica
- Daytona Sportscar Borland Racing Development
- Factory Five Racing - Type 65 Coupe
- Shell Valley Companies - 1964 Daytona Coupe Series II