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Feast your eyes on the Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupe 50th Anniversary

By Victor Baker


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Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupe 50th Anniversary

Shelby American has made everyone’s day when they revealed the jaw dropping Cobra Daytona Coupe 50th Anniversary edition last week. This special edition was meant to mark their FIA World Championship, but that’s besides the point; what’s really important is this: only 50 such incredible vehicles will be built.

Please note that two versions of the Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupe 50th Anniversary will be available, one made of aluminum and one of fiberglass. The aluminum version will set you back $349,995, while the fiberglass version is going to cost $179,995. These prices do not include the drivetrain.

Each of the Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupe 50th Anniversary are going to be delivered as a rolling chassis, but they can be fitted with a 289 cc aluminum block engine. Only six original Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupe have ever been built, so you can imagine that getting one of original rides is almost impossible.

Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupe 50th Anniversary

So, what are you getting for that kind of money? Well, the Aluminum Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupe features an aluminum body, original style tube chassis, 35 gallon stainless steel fuel tank as well as Trigo FIA wheels. On the inside, you’ll find a wood steering wheel with 50th Anniversary Badges, Shelby branded leather surface seats, alongside halon fire suppression system and heat shields on foot boxes. On a technical level, there’s a cold air box, half-shafts,  4-piston Wilwood brakes, original style leaf spring suspension and aluminum control arms.

On the other hand, the Fiberglass Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupe comes with a 21 gallon stainless steel fuel tank, Guardsman Blue paint, FIA 15″ white wheels and Daytona Coupe decals including Daytona, Le Mans or Sebring. Inside the cabin, you’ll find Stewart Warner gauges, Shelby-branded leather surface seats, a roll bar, AC, power steering and power windows and locks. From a performance point of view, the driver may enjoy coil over independent suspension, Shelby original style round tube frame, Shelby brakes with vented rotors and white ceramic coated headers and side pipes. Which one would you buy?

Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupe 50th Anniversary

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About Victor Baker

Victor is our go-to associate editor for anything with four wheels – and more! With over a decade of experience in automotive journalism, his expertise spans from classic cars to the latest in electric vehicle technology. Beyond vehicles, he has broadened his editorial reach to cover a wide range of topics, from technology and travel to lifestyle and environmental issues. Learn more about Luxatic's Editorial Process.

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