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    Daytona Coupe Photo Gallery

    I just love the Daytona Coupe ... and IF I ever attempt another one of these builds ... it would probably be the one I would tackle ...

    These photos are mostly sourced from Pinterest without in attribution ... where I can find attribution I will be posting it.

    I will try to keep things together ... like photos of the same car together but that just may be impossible. I

    So here is the start ... If the admins chose to it would be nice if this could be a stickie.

    Please add to your heart's content.

    Carl
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    The First Coupe ...

    Corrected Based on Sun Dude Post

    The first was built in the U.S. based on Peter Brock's design ... but the first three photos are of the body buck used to build the AC A98 in England

    The wooden version ... which served as the template for the aluminum panels.







    This one is of the first CSX 2287 which was built in the US



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    From the Olde Goat Garage

    Building an FFR Mk 4 Roadster
    347 Stroker with EFI, SA T5, IRS
    Kit Arrived: 10/25/2012
    Build Started: 4/8/2013
    Rolling Chassis and Engine/Transmission Installation: 8/23/2015
    Go Kart: 3/26/2016

    Another deadline not met ... so it will just get done sometime soon


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    Also Carl, from the time Shelby told Brock to build a car that would beat the Ferraris it was exactly 90 days when they took the first one to the old Riverside track to test and that was done without any CAD or computers. They took the roadster body off one they had there and used that running gear and set up for the Coupe. And the first laps around Riverside set lap records and they just kept lowering them.

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    Carl - are you looking for only original Daytona's or do you want continuations?

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    Jeff,

    Either but be sure to identify by CSX number or some other means to differentiate from the original 6.

    Thanks,

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    Go Kart: 3/26/2016

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    Here is the story of the Daytona Coupes as told by Pete Brock. It is to long to copy and paste so I am just going to put the link in here.

    http://www.thecarsource.com/shelby/c...na_coupe.shtml

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    This is to share our Shelby Daytona Cobra Coupe (SPC0136). It is a continuation series manufactured by Superformance and is in the Shelby Registry.

    coupe at ford estate 001 low res.jpg

    coupe at ford estate 005.jpg

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    Actually, these three photos are of the body buck for chassis no. A98, the AC Cars Le Mans Coupe that was destroyed in a crash at La Sarthe, not CSX2287.

    Quote Originally Posted by Carlewms View Post
    The first was built in the U.S. based on Peter Brock's design ...

    The wooden version ... which served as the template for the aluminum panels.







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    Quote Originally Posted by jeffgrice View Post
    This is to share our Shelby Daytona Cobra Coupe (SPC0136). It is a continuation series manufactured by Superformance and is in the Shelby Registry.

    coupe at ford estate 001 low res.jpg

    coupe at ford estate 005.jpg

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    Jeff, that is beautiful.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SunDude View Post
    Actually, these three photos are of the body buck for chassis no. A98, the AC Cars Le Mans Coupe that was destroyed in a crash at La Sarthe, not CSX2287.
    SunDude ... thanks for the correction. in the historical and numerical context where does A98 fit in with the six CSX numbered versions?

    I have found some other photos that look like they are taken in a European garage .. but they don’t look like Italy where I understood the other 5 car bodies were built. I will post soon.

    As you can see I am mesmerized by the Daytona Coupes!

    Again thanks ...
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    Rolling Chassis and Engine/Transmission Installation: 8/23/2015
    Go Kart: 3/26/2016

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    Jeff,

    Thanks for posting! Can you tell us more about how the car is equipped?
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    Building an FFR Mk 4 Roadster
    347 Stroker with EFI, SA T5, IRS
    Kit Arrived: 10/25/2012
    Build Started: 4/8/2013
    Rolling Chassis and Engine/Transmission Installation: 8/23/2015
    Go Kart: 3/26/2016

    Another deadline not met ... so it will just get done sometime soon


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    Now that we know the OP is of two different bucks ...

    The A98 AC Cars Ltd. Version has more ribs and it appears the windshield, roof and “haunches” (what I am calling the area above the rear fenders) are shaped differently; the CSX being more smooth or flowing.

    Thoughts?
    From the Olde Goat Garage

    Building an FFR Mk 4 Roadster
    347 Stroker with EFI, SA T5, IRS
    Kit Arrived: 10/25/2012
    Build Started: 4/8/2013
    Rolling Chassis and Engine/Transmission Installation: 8/23/2015
    Go Kart: 3/26/2016

    Another deadline not met ... so it will just get done sometime soon


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    Quote Originally Posted by Carlewms View Post
    SunDude ... thanks for the correction. in the historical and numerical context where does A98 fit in with the six CSX numbered versions?

    I have found some other photos that look like they are taken in a European garage .. but they don’t look like Italy where I understood the other 5 car bodies were built. I will post soon.

    As you can see I am mesmerized by the Daytona Coupes!

    Again thanks ...
    A98 is not one of the original six Daytona Coupes, but it is an original Cobra from the 1960s.

    This car was built by AC Cars Ltd. to compete in the 1964 Le Mans 24 Hours race. It's also the car that was high-speed tested by Jack Sears on the (then new) M1 motorway in England, where it reached more than 180 mph and helped motivate the British Parliament to enact the 70 mph speed limit which is still in force today.

    A98 has been restored to original and is alive and well in England.

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    What a beautiful car ... I am not too big of a fan of the lips above the wheels ... Thanks for the information.
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    Building an FFR Mk 4 Roadster
    347 Stroker with EFI, SA T5, IRS
    Kit Arrived: 10/25/2012
    Build Started: 4/8/2013
    Rolling Chassis and Engine/Transmission Installation: 8/23/2015
    Go Kart: 3/26/2016

    Another deadline not met ... so it will just get done sometime soon


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    I found these additional images of the body buck for the original car built in California CSX-2289 ...





    Carl
    From the Olde Goat Garage

    Building an FFR Mk 4 Roadster
    347 Stroker with EFI, SA T5, IRS
    Kit Arrived: 10/25/2012
    Build Started: 4/8/2013
    Rolling Chassis and Engine/Transmission Installation: 8/23/2015
    Go Kart: 3/26/2016

    Another deadline not met ... so it will just get done sometime soon


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    Computers? We don't need no stinking computers.

    It's amazing what they pulled off in those days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Silverback View Post
    It's amazing what they pulled off in those days.
    Yes it is, and that applies to all kinds of projects both government and private. I don't think they could get through the red tape/approval process in 90 days now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeffgrice View Post
    This is to share our Shelby Daytona Cobra Coupe (SPC0136). It is a continuation series manufactured by Superformance and is in the Shelby Registry.

    coupe at ford estate 001 low res.jpg

    coupe at ford estate 005.jpg

    Jeff
    Jeff your Coupe is gorgeous!! Tell us more about it. Post more pics please.............

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sawdust View Post
    Jeff your Coupe is gorgeous!! Tell us more about it. Post more pics please.............
    Hey Friends

    This is to answer your questions about my Coupe and provide some additional photos.

    SPC0136 was built in about 2008. The original owner was a GM Exec. After 2-3 years of searching and watching for the right Coupe we stumbled on this Coupe while helping a friend inspect a Corvette. Turned out the person selling also owned a Coupe. Fast forward we bought it. It was located in Arizona (you'll see some early pictures below from Arizona and then delivered by my good friend Craig to Michigan.

    Candidly the Coupe has not been modified from the factory built Coupe from Superformance. It has a Roush 427/SR with Mass Flo FI system. Out of the box the SR motor is 525 hp so with the FI a tad more. Runs outstanding. Pulls light a freight train.

    The color is interesting. It is actually 2004 Audi Amulet Red. Peter Brocks Coupe is the same color...a little factoid. His however has the white split cove.

    From the factory it comes with heat, AC and power steering.

    Another factoid, Coupes at about SPC0100 are in the Shelby Registry. I believe the significance of #100 was tied to the timing that Carroll allowed this to happen...nothing about the Coupe itself.

    Our club, Great Lakes Cobra Club, is very active with driving events. As such we do very few car shows. In the second library below you will see our Coupe at Eyes on Design. We were invited with other Shelby owners to recognize Carroll's 50 anniversary of the Shelby. We won a best in design award...which we had nothing to do with...all Peter Brock!!


    Here are some additional photos of the car and Coupes in general:

    General photos of the Coupe. Early ones were from when we inspected the Coupe, followed by photos of the delivery to Michigan and and assorted other SFW photos: http://s585.photobucket.com/user/jef...aytona%20Coupe

    Goodwood Revival. Feel free to download and post herein: http://s585.photobucket.com/user/jef...wood%20Revival

    Eyes on Design Award: http://s585.photobucket.com/user/jef...0Design%202012

    Thanks for the interest and questions...fire away with more!

    Thanks

    Jeff

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    Jeff,

    That is a beautiful Coupe and the pictures are really good. I don't blame you for being proud of it. I may have missed a picture of it but is your fuel injection the stack kind or does it use the throttle body?

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