Racing White LeMans stripes
side] shot above is hotlinked [same view, much larger size].
That's The Serengeti bush country in the background. True
The Daytona Coupe was
designed in 1964 by Peter Brock while he was working at Shelby
American in Los Angeles. He and Shelby's crew employed the
frame of a damaged 289 Cobra roadster as a base. Cobra roadsters
had run out of "top end" on the long tracks and a new
aerodynamic body was needed to increase the competitiveness of
Shelby's team. The benefits of the new body were realized at
Riverside when it beat the previous lap times on its first runninghitting
over 180 mph [over 290 km/hr.] in the back straight.
In 1965 the Coupe led the Cobra teams in capturing the FIA* World
Manufacturers Championshipwresting the cup from Ferrari
for the first time in over a decade.
Only six original
Coupes were built; each of those six originals is accounted for
today in (very) exlusive private collections.
In 1980 Contemporary
Classic Motor Car Company (of Mamaroneck, New York) created
a mold from CSX2602 [the famed Filipinetti Coupeproduction
car#5... perhaps best remembered as the (Swiss national colours)
red & white #59 Coupe] and created one of the firstand
quite faithfulreplicas of this world classic. It boasts
the original 90" wheelbase with round-tube frame, and is
as close to an original body shape as is possible. It is thought
that only 3 to 4 were built by Contemporary before selling
all molds and jigs to (the late) Bill Connelly/Upstate Super
Replicars (upstate New York, in Albany).
This is #7
of 8 out of the Upstate run prior to the tooling being
sold to Lesher Motorsports in Salinas, California. In
total there are about 15 of this exacting replica in existence.
inquisitive: FIA stands for Federation Internationale
de l'Automobile. Headquartered at 8 Place de la Concorde,
Paris, the FIA consists of 213 national member organisations
in 125 countries worldwide. Its current president is Jean Todt.
To the general public, the FIA is best known as the governing
body for many auto racing events.
under the coveted "SB100" [California Senate Bill 100]that
means no smog certification, no California registration hassles
for the life of the car!
THE ENGINE DECK
351 Cleveland V8
by Kenny Dutweiler; internally
balanced & blueprinted
shot#1 above is hotlinked [same view, much larger
Cleveland thruster is outfitted with:
- prized 4-bbl
Cleveland headsprovide 11.0:1 compression [thrives on 91-octane
pump gas; I usually pour in an 8-oz. can of Torco to boost
it to 93]
cam with PWA SS (stainless steel) adjustable rockers
- polished Blue
Thunder port-matched intake with Holley HP (hi-performance)
750 cfm carburetor
- Road Race oil pan with high-volume
pump, external filter
- 2-quart Accusump
oil accumulator, oil cooler9 qts. total
- MSD-6 ignition box/MSD
- custom headers
& sidepipes by Rewarder Headers
- DeTomaso black valve covers
- Flowcooler water pump/Evans
waterless coolantboilover point raised to 375°F
[60-litre] safety fuel cell, Holley 'Red' fuel pump
- 140-Amp PowerMaster
alternator, Odyssey 'PC-1220' battery [concealed behind
a removable aluminum panel on the driver side of the luggage
- In-bay vacuum
and air/fuel instrument gauges (to facilitate Holley adjusting);
you can see them atop the driver footwell in the engine shots
above and below.
shot#2 above is hotlinked [same view, much larger
shot#3 above is hotlinked [same view, much larger
that this (above shot#3) and below (shot#4) evidence the brand-new
(see-through) air cleaner as well as the header wrap and the
custom-made aluminum plate heat shield beneath the brake reservoirs.
I decided to install all these items after I commenced shooting
my engine compartment. This car never lacks for personal attention...
grille (engine shot#4) above is hotlinked [same view,
much larger size]. You can see the new air cleaner in this photo
Hinged-up front deck... just as on the original
engine compartment access is a cinch!
- Lakewood 'scatterproof'
safety steel bellhousing
- Centerforce II clutch fitted with
a Tilton hydraulic bearing
- Jag IRS: 1990 XJS
Traction-Loc center section [2.88:1 final-drive ratio]
wheel (removed)/instrument panel shot is hotlinked
[same view, much larger
This view of the
passenger side of the cockpit with side window
installed is hotlinked [same view, much larger
compartment through the rear hatch is hotlinked
[same view, much larger
- 1988 Mazda
RX7 saddle tan leather-upholstered seats with built in headrest
AM/FM/CD player with center console remote
sound & heat insulated
- custom aluminum
panels held with nutserts and SS hardware
instrument gauges in 'Competition' dash arrangement
LeCarra steering wheel on a Woodward safety column
- the spare
tyre is a Vintage Wheels 8.5"x17" [pin-drive
in custom rack]
bolt-in side window assemblies
defroster, air [air not installed but you get all the new parts]
- custom rear-mounted
fuse panel and harness
10.5"x17" pin-drives shod w/BFG 'Comp T/A KDW'
radial rubber [225/45ZRx17" front; 275/40ZRx17" rear]
shot [driver-side] shot is hotlinked [same view, much larger size].
- ladder frame
powder-coated red [4" round-tube/mandrel-bent 0.120"
- original 90"
- 6-point rollbar,
- Wilwood dual master cylinder
pedal with balance bar, driver-position adjustable
front suspension &
- Jaguar-based geometryJag
XKE steering rack
- Cobra Racing A-arms and uprights
with pin-drive spindles
- QA1 adjustable coil-over shocks fitted with Eibach
- Wilwood billet BSR-4
8.5"x17" pin-drives w/BFG 'Comp TA' radial
rear suspension &
- 1990 XJS
Traction-Loc center section [2.88:1 drive ratio]
- Cobra Racing triangulated swing
arms with pin-drive hubs
- Aldan adjustable coil-over
shocks fitted with Eibach springs
- Jaguar/Girling center-mount calipers
fuse panel is hotlinked [same view of fuses,
much larger size].
ENZO'S REARVIEW MIRROR
This 'Bad News in Enzo's
rearview mirror' frontal shot is hotlinked
[same menacing view,
much larger size].
integrated to frame/rollcage-Interior tub sandwiched and bonded
- faithful to
CSX2602 original, with two modifications (validated by Peter
- rear door
does not extend to the wheel well
- A-pillar is
positioned further back than the original-custom windshield
- painted in
with Ford Racing White stripes
- all attachments
expertly executed with embedded nutserts and SS hardware
- rear brake
cooling inlets and rear air deck exhaust are fully functional
This spare tire/rear
deck shot is hotlinked [same view of stowage
larger size]. The aluminum
work on this Coupe is nothing short of spectacular!
for President' shot is hotlinked [same rear-quarter view, much larger size].
above is hotlinked [same view of car,
much larger size]. For some curious
reason I had the (static cling) "Gurney for Prez" sticker
removed for this broadside shot.
shot is hotlinked [same rear view of
Car and Driver's
candidate for President, much larger size].
This Ferrari Red raving
beauty is fully sorted out and rarin' to take you
owner-built [by a workmanship-conscientious/degreed manufacturing
engineer] over a 36-month build period. No corners were cut to
render this Coupe the best it could be.
autographed by Peter Brock... designer of the original Daytona
- You get lots
of spare/"overstock" stufffor starters, two spare
rear (tinted) windows, two lead hammers, extra plexiglas headlamp
covers & (side/rear) brake scoops
- Over 12,000
miles [19,000 km] logged since 2008it's not a trailer
- Annual run
to Laughlin (Nevada, on the Colorado River) across the desert,
averaging over 22 mpg [600 milesnearly 1,000 kmround-trip];
that's what Peter Brock's aerodynamic expertise will do for you!
- This is a
road carit cruises effortlessly at 80 mph (and at
only 1,800 rpm) in 5th gear!
where you wish to go... you'll encounter no unpleasant surprises.
818-597-8797 PDT (home)
Stabled in Westlake Village, California
(about 40 miles WNW of LAX)
terrific Coupe photography you see on this page was brought to
you by Dave himself, using his Canon Powershot G3 and
his Canon Rebel 'T5' digicams. Dave (mostly) heeded this
site's 'Photography Tips'... and his results speak for
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