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
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
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
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