AC Shelby Cobra Daytona FIA (1965)
If you want to win races, now and then.
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.
This stunning handbuilt example is a really accurate copy of the original CSX2299 Daytona - the first of the six cars made. The owner built more then 7 years to create this gorgeous aluminium bodied racer, and the result is magnificent. The whole construction process is well documented with pictures, and the car is hardly been used since. It is now upgraded to full FIA Appendix K specification, and has just received a FIA HTP valid until 2028. This well documented racecar is ready for historic racing, and can be entered for the Masters series as well as any national historic racing championship. A winning car in the right hands, and very realistically priced for a quick sale.