Your chance to buy a brand-new Shelby Daytona Coupé

Back in January 2014 we reported Shelby American’s plans for a factory-built continuation of the 289 Cobra – followed a year later by a series of 50 examples of the 427 Cobra. Now, the company has announced a series of 50 Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupes – of which only six were originally made.

The rarity of the Shelby Daytona Coupe has led to its becoming one of the most sought-after and desirable historic race cars in the world. “Worth millions of dollars each, ownership of one is almost impossible,” according to Shelby American.

Says CEO Joe Conway, “The Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupe helped a small American team beat a racing giant. The tenacious Shelby American team fielded six sleek Cobra Coupes against the Ferrari juggernaut, winning the FIA Sports Car Championship on July 4, 1965. That is still the only time that an American team has captured the crown. To celebrate that achievement, we're launching a limited series of anniversary cars that bring the legendary Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupe back to life.”

The Coupes will be available in either aluminium or glassfibre, and are expected to debut at events in California this coming August.

Photos: Shelby American

You can find several Shelbys for sale in the Classic Driver Market.