The Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupe by Exoto:

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(Daytona) coup de maître!
Limited Edition by Exoto--only 10,000 Gurney/Bondurant Viking Blue #5 cars were produced; as of October 1998 they are no longer being produced. Each car is individually serial-numbered.

Special Notice:

The mfr's original suggested retail price of the #5 Daytona Coupe was $119.95; now the #5 car is completely out of production, and the collector price has taken off. Right now (January 2000) the going price of these highly-collectible #5 Daytona Coupes ranges from $250 to $300 (and it's a safe bet that it'll continue to soar; we're searching the planet to get the best price we can and pass the savings on to you.

Please phone or email us for current availability. Cobra Country's price for one of these models is:

OUT OF PRODUCTION
We sometimes manage to locate a few of these cars;
let us know if you'd like us to contact you the next
time we do!

$10 for packaging and shipping (in the U.S.); your model will be carefully packaged and shipped to you via UPS in the U.S. California residents must add $22.29 sales tax.

#5 car ("The 1964 LeMans Winner--GT III Class)" historical footnotes:

chassis# CSX2299
#5 Daytona Coupe (LeMans 1964, drivers Gurney & Bondurant, painted Viking Blue--First Place, GT III Class). This was the second Coupe completed and the first completed at Carrozzeria Gransport (Italian for "Grand Sport Coachbuilders") in Modena, Italy. Competed in nine FIA races (LeMans, Reims, Goodwood Tourist Trophy, Tour de France, Sebring, Oulton Park TT, LeMans, Enna, Daytona), won four times (LeMans '64, Tourist Trophy '64, Daytona '65, Sebring '65), and driven by Dan Gurney, Bob Bondurant, Maurice Trintignant, Bernard de St. Auban, Jo Schlesser, Hal Keck, Jack Sears and Dick Thompson. This CSX2299 condensed history was extracted from Pete Brock's spectacular book "Cobra Daytona Coupes." Exoto also replicated this (chassis# CSX2299) car under its #15/Reims--Tour de France designation.

The first in Exoto's limited-production Daytona Coupe Collectors Series. This 1964 #5 Cobra Daytona Coupe was piloted to star status by track legends Bob Bondurant and Dan Gurney; in 1965 Shelby's Cobra Daytona Coupe wrested the World Manufacturers Championship from the clutches of Ferrari.

How do we manage to adequately describe this objet d'art? This 1:18 scale heavyweight (2.lb./0.75 kilogram) Shelby Daytona Coupe by Exoto is one of the very finest die-cast models we've ever seen. The details are absolutely exquisite, all the way down to the spokes and Cobra logo on the steering wheel, the stainless-steel fine-screen vent covers on the front fenders, the Weber-equipped 289" small-block V8, the accurately-scaled ignition wiring and battery cables, the Halibrand wheels and the superbly-detailed Goodyear blue-line tires, the chromed rivets along the circumference of the tinted rear window. Even the dashboard gauges are finished to the very smallest details (the gauge needles are red colored, and even the speedometer's redline mark is indicated). The doors, the engine cover and the rear hatchback window are all hinged and operable. This model is a fitting tribute to Pete Brock's motoring masterstroke. Dimensions: 9.25" (23.4.cm) long by 4" (10.cm) wide.

Don't take our word for it: here's a report
from AutoWeek magazine, June 22-28, 1998 issue, page 9:

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$120 die-cast is a hit!
A new die-cast of the world champion Shelby Cobra Daytona Competition Coupe was the top-seller for March-April at "Car's the Star," a Kansas City (Missouri, USA)-based auto art/gift gallery. It edged the new Mercedes CLK GTR die-cast.

Gallery President Philip L. Schroeder said that the highly-detailed Daytona is the best die-cast he's seen. "I was a bit surprised at the demand for a $120 die-cast car," he said.

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more Cobra Daytona Coupe historical footnotes:

1. The RHS windshield wiper: The only Exoto Daytona Coupe with a RHS (passenger-side) windshield wiper is the #6 (Amon/Neerpasch) car... in keeping with the outifitting of the original racing machines; all the others currently in production (#5, #15, #26, #56 and #59) appropriately have no RHS wiper.

2. Several Daytona Coupe collectors have asked us why the passenger-side seat of the original coupes (and of the Exoto die-casts) is angled about 15° or so to the right. I phoned Pete Brock today (24 June 1998) and posed the question to him. His reply: "The rear wheel wells of The Coupe encroached too far into the passenger compartment for the seats to fit square; the obvious solution (of reducing the size of the wheel well to allow the proper attitude of the seat) was applied for the driver's side only, since in any event there was no passenger in most competition driving." There's your answer, straight from The Coupe's distinguished designer!

Curt Scott

DISPLAY CASES
for Cobra roadsters & Daytona Coupes
(all measurements represent INSIDE dimensions)
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above: DC-01   $36
Popular display "stackable" case for 1:18 and 1:20 scale Cobra roadsters, Daytona Coupes and GT40s. All-new, natural-oak base, mirror-topped base AND mirror-backed cover.
10.125" long x 5.125" wide x 4" high
26 cm x 13 cm x 10 cm high
California residents must add $2.97 sales tax.

above: DC-02   $31
An especially effective display case for Cobra roadsters, GT40s and Daytona Coupes. If you wish to open the front or rear deck on a Daytona Coupe for display, the more-spacious DC-01 case is a better choice.
9.5" long x 4.5" wide x 3.5" high
24 cm x 11.5 cm x 9 cm high
California residents must add $2.64 sales tax.

-display case shipping charges-
U.S. residents add $5 to ship your display case when you're ordering it along with a die-cast model; Canadian residents add $9.

Place your Exoto Daytona Coupe order with us at:

Cobra Country Marketplace
26949 Whitehorse Place, Suite 100
Santa Clarita, California 91387 U.S.A.
phone orders: 661-251-2223
....fax orders: 661-251-8584
....email orders: cobra@foothill.net

If you order your Exoto Daytona Coupe model by mail, fax or email, be sure to include your full name, your STREET address, your phone number, credit card number & expiration date. Be sure to specify whether you desire the:

All prices shown are in U.S. dollars only.

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