50th Anniversary Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupe Costs $349,995… Without A Drivetrain

Shelby American has unveiled the hard-top brother of last year’s 50th Anniversary FIA Cobra 427, the gorgeous 50th Anniversary Cobra Daytona Coupe.

Built in a limited run of 50 units, with either aluminum or fiberglass bodies, the Shelby Daytona Cobra Coupe celebrates the 50th anniversary of Shelby’s FIA World Championship.

Only six original Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupes were built in the 1960s, making it one of the most coveted vehicles in the world. Since each of the six racecars is worth millions of dollars, ownership of one is almost impossible.

But the next best thing to that is Shelby’s recreation, the Daytona Cobra Coupe, which marks the first time Shelby has offered an aluminum continuation Daytona Coupe. Built from original blueprints and measurements, the aluminum Coupes (serial numbers CSX9950–CSX9999) stay faithful to the 1960s, featuring leaf spring suspension, a tube chassis and a wooden rimmed steering wheel, among other things.

Each car will come equipped with a premium black leather interior, special badging, modern disc brakes and a stronger frame. Built to order, each vehicle is delivered as a rolling chassis and can be finished by a customer or an authorized dealer. An aluminum block 289 cubic-inch (4.7-liter) V8 that can include a Coupe’s serial number is also available separately from the Shelby Engine Company.

Now, if you’re a sensitive person, don’t read on. The base aluminum Shelby Daytona Coupe costs $349,995, and that doesn’t include the drivetrain! The fiberglass continuation cars start at $179,995, always without a drivetrain. If you can afford one, you should know that Shelby American is accepting deposits on a first-come, first-served basis.

The fiberglass and aluminum cars will be unveiled at Gordon McCall’s Motorworks Revival on August 12 and will be on display throughout the weekend at the Rolex Motorsports Reunion inside Mazda Raceway at Laguna Seca.

An aluminum car will also be displayed at the Goodwood Revival in the UK to celebrate the anniversary of the FIA World Championship where the original Daytona Coupes will be reunited.

PHOTO GALLERY

  • r

    That weld on 10-th photo doesn’t look like 350k $

  • Six_Tymes

    Cool.

  • INTERESTING.

    • Hobochicken

      … I’m not sure what point you’re trying to make here?

      • TAKE A GOOD LOOK AT THE COBRA PROFILE.

        • Hobochicken

          Right, I understand the profiles are kind of similar, but the Daytona was produced 4 years before the C3. So are you saying the C3 was influenced by the Daytona?

          • NO I’M JUST POINTING OUT THE SIMILARITIES.

          • Hobochicken

            um, ok man, you do your thing. Can I just ask why you’re typing in all caps?

          • VERY BAD EYE SIGHT,

          • richardwad50

            Why are you screaming so much?

          • SEE ABOVE.

  • Ken Lyns

    Remember when beating Ferrari at Le Mans was a big deal?

2020 DS 8 Flagship Starts Testing In Europe Ahead Of Launch Next Year

The EMP2-based DS 8 will be built in China and will first launch there before possibly arriving in Europe.

BMW Wants To Kill Off i3 EV Hatch In Favor Of Other Models

BMW’s focus going forward will reportedly be on PHEV derivatives of current models as well as all-electric new models.

Honda Wants To Sell At Least 10,000 e EVs Annually In Europe

A successful Honda e will allow the carmaker to achieve the EU’s fleet average of 95 g/km CO2 and avoid paying costly fines over emission targets.

2021 VW ID.4 Compact Electric Crossover Spotted Testing Alongside ID.3 Hatch

The ID.4 will go on sale in the United States next spring, with deliveries scheduled to commence in late 2020.

GM And UAW Resume Negotiations As Workers Continue Their Strike

The strike could cost the company $50 million daily in lost production alone, according to analysts’ estimates.

Mazda Will Unveil New EV Prototype At Tokyo Motor Show

The electric vehicle will be available for test drives disguised as a Mazda CX-30, but will have a new EV platform underneath.

Mercedes-Maybach SUV To Launch In November With Its Own Special Scent

Unlike 2018’s Ultimate Luxury Concept, the production version will look similar to the GLS, albeit with some distinctive changes inside and out.

Is BMW Working On A 550 HP M750Le Performance Plug-In Hybrid?

The hybridized 7-Series should feature a 3.0-liter straight-six paired to an electric motor and BMW’s latest-gen battery pack.

Female Arrested For DUI With Her Three Kids In Car, Trying To Bribe Officers With Sexual Favors

Driving under the influence is very dangerous; having your children onboard even worse, and as for the indecent proposals… well, that’s just funny.

Porsche Taycan Styling Translates Well To A Future, Electric 718 Cayman

Porsche recently admitted electric versions of the Boxster and Cayman are a possibility, though even if they are green-lit, they are still a few years away.