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Built in:Los Angeles, United States
Produced from:1964 - 1965
Numbers built:6
Designed by:Pete Brock for Shelby American
Predecessor:AC Shelby Cobra Le Mans
Author:Wouter Melissen
Last updated:September 21, 2015
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Chassis CSX2286 The first of two chassis ordered from AC in the fall of 1963 specifically for the Coupe project. It was however not completed until the spring of 1965. It was one of no fewer than five Cobra Daytonas to race in the 24 Hours of Le Mans race that year. Piloted by Dan Gurney an>>>

Chassis CSX2287 The original Daytona Coupe, chassis CSX2287 is the only one of the six to feature an American built body. It was raced extensively in 1964 and 1965 with a first in class at Sebring in 1964 as the best result. After its contemporary racing career, it was used by Craig Breedlo>>>

Chassis CSX2299 Without a doubt the most important of the six Cobra Daytonas, CSX2299 was the second example produced and the first with an Italian body. It scored a debut class win during the 1964 24 Hours of Le Mans. Two months later Dan Gurney piloted the car to a GT win at Goodwood. Ear>>>

Chassis CSX2300 Completed late in 1964, chassis CSX2300 only raced in the Tour de France that year. It was forced to retire after a gearbox mount failed. During the 1965 season, it was extensively raced by the Shelby team, scoring three third place finishes. At the end of the year, it was s>>>

Chassis CSX2601 This is the first of two new cars built for the 1965 season. It was raced a total of nine times that year, scoring class wins at the Nürburgring and at Reims. The victory at Reims secured the World Championship for Shelby. After its racing career, the car prominently fe>>>

Chassis CSX2602 Dispatched to Carrozzeria Grandsport in September of 1964, chassis CSX2602 is the highest numbered Cobra Daytona but not the last one completed. That honor, interestingly, goes to the lowest number example. It made its competition debut at the 1965 Daytona 2000 km race where>>>

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