Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupe: Limited Edition

Everything you'd expect from Shelby.
Everything you'd expect from Shelby.

A solid week trading from your beach-side retreat? Your neighbor’s 18 year old son just get gifted the same Ferrari that you drive? If either of these statements are true, then we’ve got your back!

Gone are the days of pulling up to the lights, glancing to your right and seeing someone in the same car, or god forbid -the newer, sleeker, more exuberant model. These days, car companies are cashing in on this type of vanity. Men no longer want a cookie-cutter car. Sure, Lamborghini’s make a statement of power and excitement and a Rolls Royce screams sophistication. If we are all honest, the majority would put one of each in their dream garage. Hell, I bet many of you reading this have them in your ACTUAL garage.

What about when that’s not enough?

You pull up to the office or your private members-only club and it looks more like a super-car dealership than a heaven for individuality. What do you do to stand out from the crowd? Drop two million on a Bugatti?

Sure, you’d stand out… For a while.

It’s a small pond and there are a lot of big fish. If you want to make a statement and really scream to the world, “Look at me!” you could opt for the ultimate rarity and mosey on down to a major auction and pick up a 1961 Ferrari 250 GTO California. You’d stand out, but here in-lies the problem. Who would want to drive a $20,000,000 (yes, that’s twenty million dollars) car to their members club?

It’s a shrine of motoring and I’m sure whomever buys this car would treat it as such. So, what is a successful, American-blooded, muscle-power-hungry, guy going to do?

Like a ray of glorious sunlight through an overcast day, Shelby has the answer. The undoubted kings of American muscle are celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Daytona Coupe the only way they know how, by building a limited edition Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupe. As if an authentic Shelby Cobra isn’t rare enough, it has been announced that only 50 cars will be made. So, you better get your application in fast! My bet is on Jay Leno getting the first!

The lines of the Shelby capture your soul.

The lines of the Shelby capture your soul.

Its history is one of David and Goliath and its message reverberates way beyond cars. In the 1960’s Ferrari was dominating motor-sports; their European pedigree was certainly feared on an intercontinental scale. That didn’t stop a small team from Shelby putting themselves in the lion’s den and not only holding their own, but beating Ferrari in the FIA sports car championship.

They’re the only American team to ever win the title.

Just like the small team in 1965, you can turn heads and make the Ferrari drivers of today bite their bottom lip.

The price of the base aluminum Shelby Daytona Coupe, not including drive-train, is $349,995. The fiberglass continuation cars start at $179,995, drive-train not included.

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