Shelby Daytona Coupes set for UK
Source : Shelby Daytona Coupes set for UK
Reproduction of classic racers to be sold through 1 dealer in Surrey, American firm announces at Goodwood Revival
American sports car firm Shelby has confirmed in which the idea will sell some of its ‘continuation’ Shelby Daytona Coupes inside the UK, after the vehicle made its European debut today at the Goodwood Revival race meeting.
The Shelby Daytona Coupe is actually a recreation of the Cobra Daytona, a Peter Brock-designed racer in which scored quite a few significant class wins inside the FIA World Sportscar Championship. Just six of the original cars were built back in 1965, along with each is actually right now worth millions of dollars on the classic vehicle market. The Shelby company – founded by Carroll Shelby along with still heavily involved in producing tuning parts for the Ford Mustang – plans to make 50 examples of the continuation vehicle, with bodyshells prepared in fibreglass or, for almost double the cost, aluminium.
The firm has signed a deal with Byfleet specialist Bill Shepherd Mustang to sell a smaller number of the Daytona Coupes inside the UK – although the idea has declined to say how many of the 50 examples will be sold through the Surrey showroom. Prices have not been confirmed either however they’re likely to be considerably higher than the US figures of around £97,000 for the fibreglass edition along with £194,000 for the aluminium type. The Daytona Coupes are sold as rolling shells only; transmissions along with engines (a smaller-block Ford V8, most commonly) are not included inside the standard cost.
The press conference at Goodwood was staged as a ‘reproduction’ conference, along with marked initially in which all six of the original Cobra Daytona Coupes had been together in public.
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