Shelby American is celebrating the 50th anniversary of its FIA World Championship.
The company has announced a limited continuation series of the Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupes, the same car that helped “a small American team beat a racing giant.”
Limited to just 50 units, the Cobra Daytona Coupe Series will be available in either aluminum or fiberglass and both versions of the car will debut next month at select events in California. It also marks the first time that Shelby has offered an aluminum continuation Daytona Coupe.
Each vehicle will have to be ordered as a rolling chassis and includes premium black leather interior, special badging, modern disc brakes and a stronger frame. Available separately from Shelby Engine Company is an aluminum block 289 c.i.d. engine that can include the Coupe’s serial number.
The base price of the aluminum Shelby Daytona Coupe will be $349,995 – not including drivetrain. The fiberglass continuation cars will start at $179,995 not including drivetrain.
“The tenacious Shelby American team fielded six sleek Cobra Coupes against the Ferrari juggernaut, winning the FIA Sports Car Championship on July 4, 1965,” said Joe Conway, Co-CEO of Carroll Shelby International and CEO of Shelby American. “That is still the only time that an American team has captured the crown. To celebrate that achievement, we’re launching a limited series of anniversary cars that bring the legendary Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupe back to life.”