Factory Five Racing
Daytona Coupe
Wimbledon White/1965 Ford 'Aqua Blue' stripes

Chaparral shot above is hotlinked (same view, larger size).

Inspired by the 1964 LeMans [24 Heures du Mans/FIA World Endurance]–winning Daytona Coupes by famed designer Peter Brock, this Factory Five replica was built in 2009 to run with the best. Using only top-quality components to build, the objective was to build a track weapon that would be street-capable, not the other way around. 46/54 front-to-rear weight bias with 50.1 cross weight. Total weight minus driver is 2,300 lbs. (1,043 kg).

With the upgraded suspension, brakes and drivetrain components (not a donor build), you can drive this car to the track, run it hard all day and drive it back home.

Registered under the coveted "SB-100" (California Senate Bill 100)—that means
no smog certification, no California registration hassles for the life of the car!

Levy Racing 'Stage 4' 347 cid V8 engine

Engine shot is hotlinked (same view of engine, much larger size).

Fully machined and balanced 347 cid 'stroker' engine: Its features include, steel crank, I-beam connecting rods, forged pistons, custom hydraulic roller cam, Victor Jr. cylinder heads, Victor Jr. intake. MSD 6AL ignition and distributor.

Specs: 10:1 compression ratio [thrives on 91 octane pump fuel]. Horsepower is 450 with a Holley 650 'Pro Series' carburetor. 6,000 rpm shift point with a 6,500 rpm rev limit.

Air Conditioning: upgraded Taurus fan on standalone harness. This car runs a steady 190°F–200°F water temp even with the A/C running on a sweltering 110°–plus Palm Desert day.


  • Super Duty T5 transmission
  • Rebuilt Ford 8.8" solid axle with Eaton positraction, new axles, new 3.55:1 gear


  • American Racing wheels shod with new Nitto NT05 rubber [315/35x17" rear; 275/40x17" front]


  • Front suspension: Levy billet upper & lower control arms, SN95 spindles, Koni adjustable shocks Wilwood 6-piston brakes with slotted rotors.
  • Rear suspension: Wilwood 4-piston brakes with integral parking brake and Koni adjustable shocks, all managed through Levy Racing 5-link adjustable suspension.
  • 22-gallon [83 liter] Fuel Safe fuel cell with internal pump and full return fuel system to support a carbureted or EFI setup.

Cockpit shot is hotlinked (same view of interior, much larger size).

Cockpit appointments:

  • Air conditioning
  • Kirkey seats with seat heaters
  • 5-point Simpson racing harnesses
  • Wilwood triple master, brake & clutch pedals
  • Russ Thompson gas pedal
  • Dash and door panels covered in carbon fiber film
  • Lexan cabin divider seals off occupant compartment from the luggage area for better A/C efficiency; it also provides lockable storage in the luggage area.
  • Autometer Ultra-Light gauges mounted in custom engraved dash panels, along with other custom touches
  • Phat-Mat (acoustic and thermal) insulation throughout the interior and trunk areas
  • Russ Thompson A-pillar wind deflectors (see closeup photo below)


Closeup shot of side window and Russ Thompson wind deflector hotlinked (same view, larger size).
The wind deflectors were first added at Spa (Belgium) in 1964 to redirect "sideblast" air from
the windscreen into the rear brake airways; it promptly became standard Coupe gear.

This luggage area shot is hotlinked (same view, much larger).

With its fully "tuneable" suspension from the billet front control arms to the 5-link rear suspension and adjustable Koni shocks, you can quickly dial the handling to your preference and to track conditions.

This car captured Best in Class at the 2011 Clovis Motorsports Jamboree as well as Best Coupe at the 2011 Factory Five Huntington Beach Cruise-In.


Scott Hardison

(858) 213-8292 PDT (cell)
 email:  AxLr8orc@yahoo.com 
 Located in San Diego, California U.S.A.

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