Built in only six units, the Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupe is a rare sight. Especially in Europe, where only one of them, chassis number CSX2300, is said to be kept. It was built for auto racing, specifically to take on Ferrari in the GT class. Just six original Daytona coupes were built between 1964 and 1965, and this is one of them. Some say that is the only Shelby Daytona Cobra Coupe in Europe.
The drivers Andre Simon and Jo Schlesser drove this coupe at the very tough Nurburgring race track. The car finished 3rd in the GT III category, and 12th overall. After the race, this white coupe was returned to Alan Mann Racing in England where it was repainted in the official Guardsman Blue metallic and white stripe of the 1965 Shelby American team.
What’s more, this exact version was owned by Carroll Shelby himself until 2000, when it was auctioned off by RM Auctions on on August 19, 2000 for no less than $4.4 million, probably an American record at the time. Muscle Cars World stumbled upon this video, so don’t forget to check it out after clicking on Read more!