Also known as the Cobra, the Shelby Daytona Coupe is a sports car that was developed by legendary racing driver Carroll Shelby. Shelby who had earlier driven various cars including Aston Martin and Maserati wanted to produce a machine that could beat a Porsche.
His first development was the AC Cobra (also known as Shelby Cobra) which did win several races but over a period of time he realised that there are few drawbacks driving an open-cockpit car. This took him back to the drawing board stage to develop another iconic car – Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupe.
With assistance from his team members, he developed the first model and asked driver Ken Miles to take the steering. Miles drove the first 5 laps averaging about 300 km/h and did few more laps at lower speeds. After few more improvements the first car was towed to the Daytona Speedway for her debut race in 1964. The next 4 cars were built by a firm owned by Fernando Baccarini and Pietro Vaccari (Carrozzeria Gransport) in Modena, Italy where Shelby had shipped the chassis and the engine.
During the 1965 edition of Le Mans, this car driven by Richard Thompson and Jack Sears came in 8th position.
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|- Material: ZAMAC (zinc alloy), Rubber and Plastic|
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|- Opening bonnet, boot and doors|
|Box Dimension (in inches)||13 x 6 x 5|
|Theme||Racing - F1 / GP|