Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupe
The Coupe was originally referred to as the “Daytona Car” while this closed body Cobra was
being prepared to compete in that legendary Florida endurance race. Eventually that name morphed into "Daytona Coupe."
Designed by Peter Brock while working for Carroll Shelby, just six Daytona Coupes were built originally. Even so, the Daytona
Coupe became one of the most accomplished sports cars of all time. The Daytona Coupe was the first and only American made
car to ever win the World Manufacturer’s Championship for Grand Touring race cars, and in the process it transformed American
road racing. The Daytona Coupe went on to set 23 International USAC/FIA records during the Sebring 12 hour endurance race. One
of those records was running the Coupe at an amazing 150+ mph for 12 straight hours.
Working with original Daytona designer, Peter Brock, a street version of the 1965 Daytona Coupe that won the World
Manufacturers Championship was envisioned. Before long, the Shelby CSX 9000 Coupe became a reality, featuring sleek
lines and a contoured body that was slightly larger than the original race car. The CSX 9000 also performs at least as well
as the originals. The Shelby CSX 9000 upholds the Shelby legacy and features a genuine Shelby series chassis number
making it eligible for listing in the Shelby World registry. Each CSX 9000 also comes with a Shelby-issued MSO certificate and chassis tag.
The Coupe features Shelby signature door handles and seat covers, and the stopping power for the powerful Coupe is
provided by Shelby branded brakes. The seats and steering wheel placement have been rethought in the roomier cabin
to make it much more usable than the originals. Electric windows have been fitted and the side air intakes behind the
doors now form part of the rear panel behind the B-pillars with an added quarter vent style window aiding visibility. In
keeping with modern design, the heater and climate controls for the air-conditioning are operated via servo units, the
side muffler pipes have been increased in diameter to ensure a deeper rumble, and the wheel wells have been adapted to accommodate 18” Shelby Cobra rims.
Drivers will be delighted with the improved front and rear independent suspension. The CSX 9000 suspension now
features ball joints that facilitate the adjustment of camber, caster and toe settings up front, as well as easy camber
and toe adjustment at the rear. To reduce noise and improve handling, the front and rear anti-roll bars have been
redesigned and the chassis has been stiffened. The fuel tank with internal baffles incorporates a swirl pot design. The oil cooler has been
separated from the radiator and fitted in an area with better air flow, the radiator core diameter has been increased and more efficient radiator fans were fitted.
The new CSX 9000 series Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupe shares all the visual magic of the original, but is much more sophisticated.
This thoroughly modern sports car tugs at the heartstrings of anyone in the market for a full-blooded American retro-styled collector sports car.
New Road and Track Records
- A Genuine Shelby Product.
- The Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupe carries a CSX9000 serial number.
- Sales recorded in the Shelby World Registry.
- Shelby Etched door handles.
- Shelby Branded Brakes.
- Shelby Sill Plates.
- Shelby Badges and Logo’s.
- Upgraded Air conditioner for Modern comfort.
- Spacious interior with Shelby Signature Seats.
- Stewart Warner electronic gauges.
- Shelby issued MSO certificate and Shelby Tag.
- Shelby Branded Deep dish 18”inch America Racing Wheels.
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