This stunning new Factory Five 1965 Shelby Daytona Cobra Coupe replica was built to exacting specifications as a Street legal purpose built race car for road racing by Levy Racing, Maricopa AZ in 2017. The car weights only 2300 lb (1043 kg), incredible power to weight ratio and dare to be unique at every Race event world wide.
Over $120k spent on this incredible built, fully sorted with many custom modifications and parts.
The Cobra Daytona Coupé project actually began in the autumn of 1963, when Carroll Shelby asked his director of Special Projects, Peter Brock, if he could design a coupé body for the Cobra. Shelby was looking for more top speed to battle the Ferraris on European tracks. Brock, then aged 22, was fresh from General Motors where he worked on the original Corvette Sting Ray. He initially just called it the Cobra Coupé, but internally it soon became the Daytona as this was the first race where the car would be entered. Peter Brock created an instant classic, with aerodynamic lines which still look great today. With the Daytona, Shelby became the first American constructor winning a title on the international racing scene at the FIA World Sportscar Championship in 1965. Only 6 examples were made, and these are now - unsurprisingly - the most famous Cobras of all.
The Daytona has not been titled yet and comes with the Certificate of Origin from Factory Five, Bill of Sale, VARA Logbook and a folder with all invoices and data sheets of the build.
The car was raced at these events in 2018 and won the GTO Class Champion
VARA Annual Tech good until October 2019
VARA Spring Mountain NV February
VARA Buttonwillow CA May
SAAC-43 Shelby Convention Sonoma Sears Point August
VARA Willow Springs CA September
VARA Octoberfest Buttonwillow CA October
VARA Big Bore Bash Willow Springs CA November
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The car includes a small block Ford all aluminum dry sump 402 cui full race V8 engine with 677HP @ 7000 rpm from Pick’s Racing Engines, Santa Ana CA. G-Force Nascar 4 speed magnesium cased transmission, Jones Racing HTD pulleys, and QA1 fully adjustable shocks with Eibach springs. It also comes with a Quartermaster 8.5” triple disk racing clutch, custom heat exchanger for oil cooling, custom made powder coated cockpit panels, and custom made racing headers, collectors, and quick change side pipes (there are one set of straight pipes and one set of muffler pipes).
The accessories are plentiful! They include a quick release collapsible steering column, a custom offset mounted Fuel Safe, custom radiator mounting, an Spal hp fan, a Firebottle 5lb halon fire suppression system, a quick detach valance & splitter, billet control arms, custom Ford Racing 2015 IRS with CrMoly Driveshaft, Wilwood 6 piston brakes, 2 sets of 10.5”+18” alloy Enkei race wheels, Wilwood pedal set, custom billet reservoirs, Kirkey Racing Seats, and more! This Shelby is fully caged and approved for all Racing organizations NASA, SVRA, SCCA, VARA, SOVREN etc.
I can assist with shipping the Daytona world wide, 1200 Euro to Bremerhaven or Rotterdam for other destinations please inquire