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For Sale: 1965 Shelby Daytona in Grand Haven, Michigan

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Vehicle Description

Shelby Daytona Coupe

Factory Five Racing

Generation II Build


This car represents the finest of design, engineering and equipment, and represents an era of unparalleled human accomplishments.  This car is one of the most unique and stunning shapes in automotive history.  Even today, more than 50 years later, the flowing classic lines have no equal.

This 2,300 lb. Daytona Coupe can be labeled as a one-of-a-kind piece of art and would fit right in with even the most discerning automobile collector.

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.  Even though the design never entered production, those six cars, each 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.


Body and Finish

The coachwork on this car is masterfully finished by Jeff Miller, Miller Customs from Temecula, California.  The finish is spectacular.  The paint selected is an Italian, Antares Gray, or Lamborghini Grigio Antares Gray and with the carbon fiber stripes, it is just beautiful and stands out in any situation.


Professional 302 Engine Build

By Art Freeman

ThrottleWorks of Boise, Idaho dyno-tuned this engine which

develops 350 HP at the wheels producing a 6.57 lbs./HP ratio.

Trick Flow Twisted Wedge 170cc aluminum heads

Competition Cams with aluminum body roller rockers

Weiand “Stealth” Dual Plane aluminum intake manifold

Edelbrock “Thunder Series” carburetor with electric choke

CVS Racing 8-rib “Beast” pulley system

Pertronix ignition and MSD 8mm wires

Premium Ceramic-coated exhaust system


Drive Line

Centerforce clutch

Tremec T5 Transmission

Mustang 8.8” rear end

Yukon 30-spline axles



Vintage HA Series Wheels

17 x 8.5 Front

Front backspacing is 6.00” with a 24mm offset

17 x 10.5 Rear

Rear backspacing is 6.70” with a 27mm offset



Nitto ‘NT555 Ultra High Performance Tire

Front 275/40 x 17

Rear 315/35 x 17


Chassis, Suspension and Brakes

FFR Adjustable Front Upper Control Arms

FFR OEM Front Spindle Assemblies

FFR 15:1 Manual Rack Steering

EPAS Electric Power Steering

Wilwood 12.88” Front Disk Brakes

Koni Adjustable Coil-over Shocks all around


Cockpit Interior

Custom three piece fiberglass dash

North Racecars Air Conditioning

Custom oversized ductwork fabricated for heater/AC unit

FFR Vintage Gauge Set w/GPS Speedometer

Kirkey aluminum road racing seats

Simpson 5-point quick-release harnesses

Forte’s mechanical throttle linkage

SPW custom windshield wiper kit

Russ Thompson turn signal kit

Vintage style wood steering wheel

FFR “Gen II” Glass rear hatch



Notice the Custom, EPAS Electric Power Steering System (pictured lower center in the driver side engine photo), very clean installation, no pumps, belts, reservoir or hoses.  Power assist can be adjusted from the cockpit…just a beautiful feature when driving this car…Great Feel

The custom three piece fiberglass dash with the suede finish sets off the interior…a very professional touch.  FFR Vintage Gauges are located higher for excellent visibility through the steering wheel.

The feel of mechanical throttle linkage is unmatched.

The body lines and contours on this car are timeless.

The subtle Carbon Fiber stripes with the Lamborghini Gray just set off this car.

Aston Lemans style gas cap…

Problem Solved…sometimes when removing the spinner from the threaded hub of these vintage wheels, the hub breaks loose from the wheel and rotates with the spinner making it very difficult to remove.

Special collars were made that pin to the threaded hub.  These collars have three set screws that are then tightened to the wheel making a solid installation of the threaded hub.


Ready for Business


Vehicle Details

  • Listing ID:CC-1306749
  • Price:$68,000
  • Location:Grand Haven, Michigan
  • Year:1965
  • Make:Shelby
  • Model:Daytona
  • Exterior Color:Lamborghini Gray
  • Interior Color:Black
  • Transmission:Manual
  • Odometer:3000
  • Engine Condition:Running

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