A Superformance Shelby Daytona Coupe from 2010 is up for auction
It's an example of the only licenced continuation model of Caroll Shelby's legendary design
The Shelby Daytona Coupe is one of the most iconic cars to come out of the mind of the late, great Carroll Shelby. Purpose-built for racing and intended to compete against the Ferraris of the time (specifically the hallowed 250 GTO in the GT class), only 6 of the original project were ever built before all focus shifted to the GT40 as Carroll Shelby himself was re-assigned to work on the project. Whilst this particular example isn't an original Shelby Daytona, what it is is a continuation model by Superformance. The only licenced continuation model of the car, it was designed by Peter Brock (the original designer of the Daytona) and was built in very limited numbers just over a decade ago. These cars, which officially qualify for the Shelby registry, very rarely come up for sale but this one has and it's an absolute beauty!
This particular example is a CSX 9000 (this particular one being numbered CSX 9114) finished in Monza Red with silver stripes and a black interior. Power comes from a Roush-built Ford 427 cubic inch V8 equipped with a Holley fuel injection system. The whole package is rated at over 500 hp and all that power goes to the rear wheels via a Tremec 5-speed manual gearbox. The car includes a personal note from Peter Brock himself describing the car's modifications as well as Carroll Shelby and Peter Brock-specific details all over the car. It's clearly been looked after with a lot of care, as it's only covered 4,000 miles since the current owner purchased it in 2018.
If you fancy becoming the owner of this fantastic piece of history, the auction ends in 4 days (as of writing) and there's already bids in excess of $100,000 on it. You'll need to be quick and have serious loads of money to get your hands on this! If you do have that money and great timing though it'll be well worth it; whilst there are plenty of brilliant cars you could buy for around $100,000, nothing quite comes close to being as special as this continuation of an all-time American classic.