Dave Smith, President of Factory Five Racing sums up nicely what it means to experience the ownership of a Daytona Coupe:
“There were only six original Coupes ever produced. Those cars captured the 1965 FIA World Championship for America in the last years before mega-money took American road racing from its roots and from the average guy. Despite the fact that the design never entered production, those six cars, hand-built upon a 289 AC Cobra chassis, are some of the most valuable collector cars on the planet. Each of the original six Daytona Coupes is valued at more than $8 million.
More importantly than the value, these cars have became symbolic of the end of an era.This car is one of the most unique and stunning shapes in automotive history. Even today, more than 50 years later, the muscular lines and aggressive stance has no equal. There is perhaps no other car more capable of making a Corvette driver appear to be wearing a skirt. While the dramatic design induces people to stop and stare, only the hard-core car guys know its full history. You won’t see three of them lined up at your local Starbucks, and even at car shows these Factory Fives are rare birds. It is certainly not a car for everyone, but it is definitely the only car for some. Each Factory Five ‘Type 65’ Coupe is true to the road racing legacy that gave the design its birth, and yet with modern engineering and technologies, our cars are much more livable than the originals.” Dave Smith
This welterweight [2,300 lb./1,043 kg] ‘Gen II’ (second generation) FFR Daytona Coupe can be singularly dubbed as the iconic lean, mean, serpentine drivin’ machine. It’s one-of-a-kind, and would fit right in with even the most discerning automobile aficionado’s stable of fine motorcars.”
The coachwork is masterfully finished in Lamborghini ‘Grigio Antares’ (Italian: ‘Antares Gray’), executed by none other than the universally renowned Jeff “Da Bat” Miller [Miller Customs] from Temecula, California. The paint finish is spectacular!
This rare find is titled in Idaho as a “1965 Shelby Daytona Coupe” with a
‘Classic Replica’ designation and is exempt from emissions.
—Under the Bonnet—
1989 Mustang 302″ short block
purpose-built by Art Freeman
This Art Freeman–built 350hp 302 cid V8:
—Chassis, Suspension, Brakes—
Having logged only 4,000 miles [6,450 km] on the odometer, this
silver streak is fully sorted, yet remains in pristine condition.
Serious inquiries only, please!