1965 Shelby Daytona
Car for sale by PJ's Auto World in Clearwater, Florida 33755
From around 1956 until the mid 1980s, Dodge, Plymouth and even Chrysler squads were the most ubiquitous police cars in North America. In fact, the biggest department, the NYPD, used Plymouth and Dodge squads almost exclusively until the rear-drive M body car was finally axed in 1989.
The no-frills Savoy two-door sedan was home to another engine of considerable repute, the infamous 413 Max Wedge, a Super Stock monster block Chrysler introduced in the spring of 1962.
Classic Car Overview
PJs Auto World is pleased to offer this 1965 Shelby Daytona Coupe by Factory Five for Sale. Heres a Replica of one of the most famous Race Cars of all time. This Shelby Daytona Coupe is finished in the same blue and white livery as those of that famous car from 55 years ago. Powered by renowned engine builders Smeding Performance Motors of Texas. Its a 427 Cu In DART Block, Air Flow Research Heads, and dynos at 560 HP with headers into body fitted side pipes. This is mated to a 5 Speed Tremec TKO600 transmission with 4 wheel disc brakes to slow down this ultimate performance coupe. Key features of this remarkable car are air conditioning, independent coil-over front suspension, a Ford 9" with nodular case and 3:50 gears, and three-link rear suspension with coil-overs.
The black vinyl interior is functional with a full roll cage, Simpson Racing Harness, and full Auto-Meter Gauges keep the driver well informed with all thats going on in the engine bay. A beautiful wood grain steering wheel and to the right, the signature of famed Shelby Race Driver and multi Race Winner Allen Grant.
The exterior is enhanced by the bold wide white stripe package on the blue background with racing side mirrors, the famous Pit Stop gas cap, and a molded rear spoiler. The cars sleek appearance is accented by a set of Halibrand Styled wheels with simulated knock-off spinners carrying a set of Nitto Extreme ZR tires. The front 255/45ZR 18s while the rear has 285/40ZR 18s to assist with the handling.
Designed by Peter Brock with a limited production of only six produced. All six of the original cars are still in existence. Designed by Brock to improve on the foundation established by the Shelby Cobra. The Daytona Coupe was developed to add greater miles per hour to the car. At Le Mans, the Daytona Coupe picked up 15 mph over the Cobra Roadster. The top speed for the car in 1965 was a remarkable 191 miles per hour down the Mulsanne Straight. An unexpected benefit was that the Shelby Daytona Coupe also gave them a 25% more fuel-efficient Race Car. All of this was accomplished in a 90-day time frame. Just as a side note, famed George Lucas of future Star Wars fame was a mechanic on the car during its development.
These features allowed the 65 Shelby Daytona Coupe to win the FIA GT World Championship for 1965 stopping Ferraris previous stranglehold on the class having won 10 of the previous 12 years. Its the only American car to win the World Championship and was driven by Dan Gurney and Bob Bondurant.
Classic Car ID101351675
EngineV8 Other 427 CI
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