Factory Five Racing
Daytona Coupe Type 65

Guardsman Blue/WimWhite LeMans stripes
Registered under California’s coveted Senate Bill 100 (“SB-100”)

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This drivin’ machine was handcrafted to be a reasonably faithful replica of original Daytona Coupe# CSX2299. It was patterned after CSX2299 just as it appeared in the 1965 12 Hours of Sebring race… and it’s about as close as one can get to possessing and driving That Real McCoy. Peter Brock’s CSX2299 was driven to the chequered flag at Sebring in the GT III Class by legendary drivers Bob Bondurant (aka “Bondo”) and French Formula One driver Jo Schlesser (Joseph Théodule Marie Schlesser)… a skilled and popular driver who perished in a spectacular crash on the second lap of the French Grand Prix at Rouen in 1968.

The original CSX2299 is owned by the Larry H. Miller Family Foundation in Utah, and is customarily stabled and on display in the Shelby American Collection museum in Boulder, Colorado.

VIN# FFR2758CP (It was the 17th FFR “Type 65” Coupe produced… the tally is almost 1,000 now).

Coupe body/chassis package shipped to me in June, 2001; it was first registered in summer, 2016.

6,900 original miles [11,100 km] logged as of end of May, 2024.

This CSX2299 Coupe dupe is a crowd pleaser at shows
and is typically mobbed by enthusiasts.

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3/4-frontal view (passenger side) of Guardsman Blue Factory Five Racing Daytona Coupe for sale by owner
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—Beneath the bonnet—
Ford small-block V8 (302-based 331 stroker)

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The engine compartment componentry includes:

  • Ford 302-based 331 stroker with 8-stack EFI [delivers ±375 horsepower]
  • Ford Performance ‘Boss 302’ block–based (with its coveted 4-bolt main bearings) 331 cid stroker small-block FoMoCo powerplant
  • engine built by the respected Robert Cancilla Machine in San Jose, California
  • Scat stroker crankshaft
  • Ford Performance B-303 roller cam
  • Air Flow Research 185 aluminum heads
  • TWM Induction (now Borla) stack EFI induction system emulating the original four Weber 48 IDA 2-throat carburetors
  • MSD billet dual-synch (cam & crank) distributor and CD box
  • very compact Billet Specialties serpentine belt system powering water pump, alternator, power steering pump & A/C compressor
  • custom induction air box fed through rectangular opening in front clip… just like the originals’
  • Holley HP ECU with 3” X 3” dashboard-mounted display of engine functions
  • speed density EFI methodology
  • ultra-premium ECU-to-engine wiring harness by Autotrend EFI in Diamond Springs, California

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Fine craftsmanship: notice the masterful attention to detail throughout the entire engine compartment.

The build process of this car was extensively assisted with the wiring and countless other matters by the legendary Factory Five Forum denizen and widely-respected car-building expert Glenn (Weendoggy) DiOrio of Santa Cruz County, California.

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—wiring & electrical—

Weendoggy’s wiring work is exquisite, well-secured and often carefully concealed from view.

All of Weendoggy’s wire terminations are both crimped AND soldered for reliability.

Battery consists of two 6V Optima 3-cell units in series connected via jumbo 0-gauge cables. These units are housed in custom aluminum boxes behind the two seats, a good use of space.

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—Gear Train—

  • Tremec 3550 5-speed with far-forward shifter positioning
  • tall fifth-gear option [70 mph at 2,000 rpm with 3.73:1-ratio rear end]
  • QuickTime steel safety bellhousing
  • FoMoCo 8.8” center section from a Thunderbird Supercoupe [new… about 3,000 miles], fitted with 3.73:1-ratio gearing
  • new (approx. 3,000 miles) CV axles by Raxles Inc., of Gainesviile, Florida
  • IRS hub carriers (uprights) from Thunderbird Supercoupe
  • Mustang 5 on 4-1/2” spindles, onto which adapters for the genuine Trigo pin-drive wheels are mounted

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—Rolling Stock—

Period-correct genuine Trigo pin-drive aluminum replicas of the originals’ 15” Halibrand magnesium FIA-style wheels used on the 289 racing roadsters and Daytona Coupes. Without these FIA wheels, a Daytona replica CANNOT look like an original! The current FFR Gen III package uses donor brakes from more modern Mustangs that do not fit within a 15” wheel, so today it is perhaps more of a challenge to properly tailor something that functions properly and appears original.

Superformance Coupes use FIA style wheels, but they’re much larger than 15”, use low-profile tires and simply don’t look original. This car almost always beats even the best-prepared Superformance coupes for original looks at shows, for this and other reasons. They’re correct knockoff spinners, and of course they’re safety wired for long distance highway driving.

Goodyear GT II correct size tires: 245/60Rx15″ front and 275-60Rx15″ rear. They look great, have very little wear, but probably should be replaced, because they’re 15+ years old. These sizes are still available in Mickey Thompson Street/Performance versions. Or for the sake of authenticity: Goodyear Eagle bias-ply competition tires in approximately the same sizes.

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—In this Coupe’s Cockpit—

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The cockpit in this iconic road reptile is outfitted with…

  • Moto-Lita hardwood-rimmed/aluminum-spoked Legend-correct steering wheel
  • Factory Five Racing classic bucket seats emulating those in the original Coupes
  • Simpson 5-point seatbelts with correct aircraft-style quick-release latches
  • adjustable up/down and fore/aft headrests built into the rollbar assembly for comfort and safety
  • Stewart-Warner vintage-style blackfaced instrument gauges [tach, forward-reading speedometer, oil & coolant temps, oil pressure, fuel level, alternator status]
  • two more 2-1/16” gauges: fuel pressure and supplementary 02 (oxygen) sampling of both cylinder banks
  • removable cover on dash for access to fuse panel, on which is holder for 3”X3” Holley display of ECU data
  • special feature: removable dash top for easy access to ECU, rear sides of gauges, A/C evaporator, bank of relays, et al.
  • custom swing out/fold down windshield/side window sun shades for driver & passenger
  • onboard AFFF fire system for engine compartment, activated by red T-handle on dash
  • large, sturdy black, repurposed .50-caliber ammo box (see photo down below) on rear deck, securely bolted-down . It’s included for storing your jack, knock-off spinner hammer & other tools.
  • large, integral, covered storage compartment sunk into rear deck included… contains essential roadside tools

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—body & paint—

Meaningful enhancements to the coachwork include working brake-cooling vents fed by plexiglass scoops aft of the side windows and a fully operational rear cockpit vent through the rear spoiler, as in Peter Brock’s original Coupes of yesteryear.

Initial body and door fitting and seam perfecting detailed work by Santa Cruz, California–based fiberglass maestro Mario Alvarez.

Superb final prep & outstanding paint work by none other than Jeff (‘da Bat’) Miller of Miller Customs in Temecula, California.

1965 Shelby Team colors: Guardsman Blue with Wimbledon White LeMans stripes

Underside of front clip (hinged hood, bonnet) is beautifully sanded & painted to look like raw aluminum, as on the originals.

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—Chassis, Suspension, Brakes—

FFR-supplied 4” dia. round tubing mild steel frame similar to the Shelby originals’ 3” dia. 2000-Series Cobra frames

Front suspension particulars:

coil-over front & rear independent suspension featuring Koni adjustable shocks and Eibach springs. The original cars had transverse leaf spring independent suspension front & rear, but the A-arms and coil-overs are a far more practical and modern and nimble solution

upper front A-arms (adjustable for camber and caster), by Pole Position Racing

lower front A-arms by Factory 5

front anti-sway bar by Speedway Engineering of Sylmar, California

rack & pinion adjustable power steering

front brakes: Corvette Grand Sport 13” X 1-1/8” rotors (machined down to 12” dia.) w/Wilwood Dynalight 1-3/4” billet calipers; mounting bolt pattern is same as a newer Wilwood 6-piston caliper [so easy upgrade possible]

Rear suspension particulars:

Ford 8.8” center section (the “pumpkin”) from a Thunderbird Supercoupe. New (about 3,000 miles/4,800 km) with 3.73:1-ratio gears.

IRS hub carriers (uprights) from Ford Thunderbird Supercoupe

CV axles (new—approx. 3,000 miles/4,800 km) by Raxles, Inc., Gainesviile, Florida

rear brakes: Ford Mustang Cobra 11.5” rotors w/Wilwood Dynalite 1-3/8” 4-piston billet calipers

parking brakes: Wilwood cable-operated manual disk brakes mounted on custom brackets that assist the calipers to self-align. But they do rattle when going over bumps; there’s perhaps a quieter solution.

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You’re gazing at the air vent conduit for the driver footwell.

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—other particulars—

custom metal fabrication: This Coupe is brimming with custom sheet metal work. FFR sent me the body/chassis package with all the sheetmetal pieces to complete the car properly, but most have been modified or completely replaced for authenticity and/or serviceability & functionality.

custom sheet metal conduits screwed to the frame’s firewall-to-front suspension square tubing conceal all of the wiring going to the front of the car on the driver side and to the A/C hoses on the passenger side.

numerous access ports (for wiring, fluid tubing, et al.) covered by step-roll–reinforced, screw-on covers

working driver footbox vent fed through scoop in driver side front fender to large tube… just as in Peter Brock’s original Coupes.

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— major awards—

This CSX2299 Coupe dupe is an adrenaline rush to take to shows—it’s typically mobbed by admirers.

  • Best Type 65 Coupe, 10th annual Factory Five Cruise-In, Huntington Beach, California, April 29, 2017
  • 1st Place, Daytona Coupe Class, 5th annual Cobra Day at Cobra Experience, Martinez, California, June 1, 2019
  • People’s Choice Award (out of 500+ cars) at “Car d’ Lane,” show in Coeur d’ Alene (“Heart of Alene”, named by some long-forgotten French trapper a bazillion aeons ago), Idaho, June 15, 2019
  • Peter Brock Choice Award (out of all original and replica Cobras and GT40s), Shelby American Collection museum annual party and carshow, Boulder, Colorado, Sept 2, 2023

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Peter Brock’s Daytona Coupe
as a motorsports history lesson

Included in your purchase price is a large 7’ high X 32”–wide two-sided outdoor vinyl banner displaying a concise history of the six original Cobra Daytona Coupes, their build history, the build history of this replica and a summary of the original CSX2299’s illustrious racing history and famous drivers during the two breathtaking years those Coupes were raced internationally. This display is housed in two compact black carrying bags that fit neatly onto the deck floor underneath the rear hatch.

Also included is a large framed reprint of an article about this car’s build as it appeared in ReInCarNation magazine some years ago. This graphic also fits compactly in the rear hatch (along with the banner) for transportation to shows. Here (below) is a link to the big show banner.

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spare parts—included but
will not fit inside the Coupe

  • new/unused FFR Gen 1 Type 65 Coupe 15-gallon (57 liter) fuel cell bladder by Fuel Safe, in Redmond, Oregon. The current bladder (the second one to be installed in the car has been in service for 3 years and has another 3-4 years’ life left). The first bladder lasted 7 years.
  • 1 each new/spare Ford submersible fuel pump identical to one already installed
  • 2 each new unused IRS hub carriers (“knuckles” in Ford parlance) complete with bearings & retainer rings
  • 2 each new/unused rear IRS spindles [5 on 4-1/2”]
  • set of new Fel-Pro valve cover gaskets
  • set of 8 new blue Ford Performance spark plug wires
  • several sizes of slightly used Wilwood master cylinders. Correct sizes are already in car: 3/4” front & rear brake cylinders and 1-1/8” clutch master cylinder slave cylinder is on outside of bellhousing.
  • new Wilwood dual master cylinder balance bar adjuster cable
  • various spare performance brake pad sets for Wilwood Dynalite billet calipers (Porterfield, Wilwood, et al.)
  • new/spare FFR polycarbonate headlight covers—these spare parts are stored in (and will ship within) the rear storage compartment
  • big selection of assorted spare fuses, relays, bulbs etc. in clear plastic compartmented box
  • new unused Hall-effect sensor for MSD Dual Synch billet distributor
  • full set of 8 new Autolite spark plugs

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Those wall-mounted mementos (above): The buyer of this Coupe (and perhaps others, as well) may wish to purchase some of the twenty or so historic photos and other mementos, some of them personally autographed by Team Shelby constituents, including luminaries such as Peter Brock, Bob Bondurant, Dan Gurney and Carroll himself. As you can see, they tend to enhance the ambience of a (moto) man cave…or, perhaps, a girl grotto. //:)

There are another 7 or 8 framed photos not captured in the photo above. Give me a call.

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Tools that go to the
buyer of this Coupe

Tools that travel in the car (separately, in the back deck area):

  • an Ana ‘AirMAN’ portable compressor/sealant-injector for inflating a flat tire. This unit comes in its own black cloth case and is powered by the car’s 12V system via a cigarette lighter receptacle on a panel at the aft end of the transmission tunnel.
  • This location also contains two original-config USB receptacles for charging mobile devices.

in a deep, hinged-door storage compartment under rear deck, driver side:

  • jumper cables with heavy duty Anderson Power Products 350 connector on battery end that connects to the battery via another large mating Anderson connector permanently located under the rear deck and accessible via a small hinged door in the deck. This latter Anderson connector is also the place that the Battery Saver charger is connected when the car is not in operation.

a Crescent compact tool set (including SAE and metric), as follows:

  • open-end and closed-end wrenches, sockets, ratchets and Allen wrenches.
  • assorted screwdrivers
  • two additional fold-out compact SAE and metric Allen wrench sets
  • an electrical test probe

In the large ammo box bolted onto the roll bar back tube, on the passenger side:

  • 50 ft.–long 2” flat nylon towing belt with hooks on each end for connecting to points on the Coupe’s suspension. Custom 36” spreader bar for this belt is stored in its own black cloth case that resides on the rear deck alongside the two cases housing the 7-ft. –tall X 32” banner.
  • a low-profile mechanical bottle jack, the crank handle for which is stored on floor left of passenger seat.
  • a German 3/4”-drive OLDTIMERTOOLS padded knockoff spinner removal/tightening tool. Expandable (to about 5 ft) 3/4” drive socket wrench for this spinner tool. Resides along the right side of the passenger seat.
  • a knockoff spinner lead hammer—the optimal way to get recalcitrant spinners on & off.
  • Milbar 26W safety wire cutter/pliers/twister (Milbar—the ultra-premium wire cutter). The best tool of this sort you can buy… and premium priced accordingly.
  • Longacre 0-60 lb. precision tire pressure gauge.

Spare parts also in the ammo can:

  • 1 ea. spare MSD #8222 ‘Blaster’ coil
  • can of aerosol Fix-a-Flat inflator/sealant, another method of fixing a flat when there’s no spare.
  • spare serpentine belt, NAPA #060520
  • roll of .041” 304 safety wire for knockoff spinners and other suspension components

Tools you get that will no doubt reside in your workshop:

  • a German STE synchrometer & custom adapter for intake ports 4 & 8, for synchronizing airflow thru all 8 butterflies

  • a Motive Products model 0290 power bleeder for bleeding brakes with only one person… no sidekick needed!
  • If this splendid Coupe is purchased by a new owner who lives in the western United States, builder (and current owner) will transport it to its new home in my Brock Aerovault trailer you compensate me for my expenses (fuel, hotel, meals, etc.) if delivery can be scheduled during the fair weather months. Car & owner currently reside in picturesque Post Falls (Kootenai County), Idaho.

You’ll encounter no issues with this blue beauty, only exhilarating driving and touring adventures.

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    $85,000 obo

Serious inquiries only, please!

Contact

Russ Foster

Located in Post Falls, Idaho

408-313-6811 (cell)

A65Coupe@aol.com

Note (25 May 2024): these fine photos were captured by none other than moto-photophotographer and writer Steve Temple, using his Nikon D7000, for a feature article he was working on for a moto magazine. CS