The Shelby Daytona Coupe (also referred to as the Shelby Daytona Cobra Coupe) is an American sports-coupé related to the AC Cobra roadster, loosely based on its chassis and drive-train. It was built for auto racing, specifically to take on Ferrari and its 250 GTO in the GT class. Just six Shelby Daytona Coupes were built between 1964 and 1965, as Shelby was reassigned to the Ford GT40 project to compete at the 24 hours of Le Mans, again to beat Ferrari in the highest level prototype class.
With the Shelby Daytona, Shelby became the first American constructor to win a title on the international scene at the FIA World Sports car Championship in 1965 and has recently been chosen for historic preservation as a significant vehicle in the history of auto racing. A real Shelby Daytona can set you back $7 million. This Factory Five is a nice alternative to have a rare iconic racing legend.
1965 Factory Five Daytona Coupe
Coupe package ordered: complete
Mileage: 400 Miles
Color: vista blue with white stripes
Professional built: 6 craftsmen
Engine: 427 ci Windsor By Smeding (see below)
Dart Block , Air Flow Research Heads
Dyno : 560 HP , 560 Torque
Transmission: Tremec T600
Rear End: Ford 9” with nodular case and 3.50 Gears
Suspension: 3 link rear
Brakes: Ford Cobra Mustang Discs
Body: completely finished with carpet
Wheels and Tires : 18” Steeda Chrome 5 spoke Wheels
Also comes with a brand new (in the box) original style Cobra seats.
Smeding 427 Cobra Specifications
Block: Dart with splayed-cap four-bolt mains, C.N.C machined, 4.125 bore, scalloped water jackets, one-piece rear main seal
Crankshaft: 4340 Steel, light weight non-twist forging, micro polished, and chamfered, internal balance, 4.000” stroke
Rods: 4340 Steel “H” beam with 7/16″ ARP cap bolts, 6.200″ length
Pistons: Light-weight forged, reverse dome, 10.2:1 compression, with wrist pin below oil ring
Rings: Low friction single moly 1/16” x 1/16” x 3/16”
Camshaft: Custom ground hydraulic roller .544”/.573” lift 238°/248° duration @.050”
Rocker Arms: 1.6 Ratio, full roller to reduce friction
Intake: Edelbrock Victor Jr.
Cylinder Heads: Smeding / AFR, 205cc intake port, fully C.N.C ported, 2.08″/1.60″ valves
Carburetor: Quick Fuel 750, dual feed, double-pumper, calibrated and tuned on our dyno.
Distributor: Hall effect electronic, polished billet aluminum housing.
See this car on display in the Miles Through Time Automotive Museum in Toccoa, GA. The car is currently available on consignment. For more info email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 706-886-0721.
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