Shelby Daytona Coupes for Sale from Gateway Performance
The Shelby Daytona Coupe has its name etched in history as the first American-manufactured racing car to win an international sports-car championship. A car that was always meant for the racing circuit, the Shelby Daytona Cobra Coupe transformed auto racing in America. To this day, the “Daytona Car” – so named because it was built for the famous Daytona race – remains the only completely American-built car to win an international auto-racing title.
At Gateway Performance, we understand the legacy of the Shelby Daytona Coupe and our automotive experts share your enthusiasm for America’s favorite high-performance cars. As Missouri’s only authorized Shelby dealership, we supply new Shelby Daytona Coupe reproductions as well as a wide variety of rare and classic cars. We can also supply a variety of authentic equipment and parts for different Shelby cars, including the legendary Shelby Daytona Coupe, Shelby Cobra, and Shelby Mustang.
To learn more about the Shelby Daytona Coupe or to talk with our sales representatives, contact us today at 1-800-9SHELBY.
About the Shelby Daytona Coupe – The Car That Made Racing History
There were only six original Shelby Daytona Coupes that were built in the two year period from 1964-65. These vintage muscle cars from the early days of auto racing are extremely sought after by automobile enthusiasts.
Shelby also manufacturers a modern reproduction version of the historical racer that captures the super-charged performance of America’s most loved racing car. Designed to run on today’s roads the street version of the Shelby Daytona Coupe combines exhilaration and the thrill of this classic muscle car with modern comforts and technology. If it is a classic muscle car that you are looking for, there is none better than the Shelby Daytona Coupe.
History of the Shelby Daytona Coupe
While many have tried, there is no matching the Shelby Daytona Coupe! The car’s design is a landmark in the history of auto manufacturing in America. Its amazing feats on the racetracks place it in a different league altogether.
No other American-made car has dominated the international racing circuit like the Shelby Daytona. Here is an awe-inspiring list of the supercar’s racing exploits:
- The Shelby Daytona boasts a GT (Gran Touring) win in 1964 at the Sebring Raceway, an annually organized endurance auto-race.
- The car won the International Tourist Trophy in 1964.
- It returned to the Sebring Raceway circuit in 1965 to win its second 12-hours of Sebring endurance race.
- The car finished first at the now defunct World Sports-Cars Championship in 1965 in what was the proudest moment in American racing car history.
- In 1965, the Daytona Coupe gave Shelby a clutch of Grand Prix wins by winning at the Monza, Nurburgring, Reims, and Enna-Pergusa racing circuits.
Shelby Daytona Coupe Reproductions – Standard Equipment & Features
The modern Shelby Daytona Coupe boasts the same classic styling and design combined with many modern comforts and elements. Some of the standard equipment and features on the Shelby Daytona Coupe include:
Shelby hand-formed aluminum or hand-laid fiberglass shell
Chassis and Suspension
Four-wheel independent suspension
Round-tube space frame
Power-assisted rack and pinion steering
Vented front-brake rotors (dimensions – 12.8” by 1.25”) with a vacuum-boosted two-piston Shelby caliper
Vented rear-brake rotors (12” by 1”) with a vacuum-boosted two-piston Shelby caliper
Twenty-one gallon stainless steel fuel tank
Dual-fan aluminum radiator
Black leather seating and Alcantra interior
Shelby logos, badges, and sill plates
Lockable glove compartment
Shelby-etched door handles
Air-conditioner and heater
Wilment stripes or Le Mans stripes
Full or half cover-painted stripe
Buy Your Brand New Shelby Daytona Coupe at Gateway Performance
The Shelby Daytona Coupe is not just a car; it is a piece of history. If you are interested in buying a reproduction Shelby Daytona Coupe or any Shelby cars for sale, contact us today. As fellow American car enthusiasts, we at Gateway Performance can help you to learn more about the Shelby Daytona Coupe or help get you into this car of your dreams.