Dave Smith, President of Factory Five Racing sums up succinctly what it means to experience the ownership of a Daytona Coupe:
“There were only six original Coupes ever made. Those cars captured the 1965 FIA World Manufacturers 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 289 AC 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 important than the money, these cars have become 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 makes people 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 carshows these Factory Fives are rare birds.
It’s 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.”
I’ve coined this drop-dead gorgeous FFR Daytona Coupe as the “Heritage Edition,” styled after the six original coupes. This breathtaking driving machine would be right at home in the stable of any aficionado of fine motorcars.
Additionally, the 2,300 lb. beast’s coachwork was masterfully finished in Indigo Blue and Wimbledon White by none other than SoCal’s renowned FFR coachwork and paint guru, Jeff “Da Bat” Miller.
Having logged only 79 miles [127 km] on the odometer since completion, she is in spectacularly good condition.
This rare find is titled in Idaho as a “1965 Shelby Daytona Coupe”
with a “Classic Replica” note and is exempt from emissions.
—Under the Engine Deck—
1971 Mustang 302 small-block
Click on the photo above to see it at a much larger size
Engine compartment componentry includes:
—In this Coupe’s Cockpit—
The cockpit in this Coupe is outfitted with:
—Chassis, Suspension, Brakes—
Serious inquiries only, please!