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Lot # ST0117

1965 FFRI

Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupe Type 65

Auction:
2020 February
Run Day:
Saturday
Year
1965
Make
FFRI
Model
Shelby Cobra
Doors
2
Body Color
Blue/White
Interior Color
Black
Body Style
Coupe

Dash Signature By Allen Grant


Vehicle Highlights
  • Montana State Issued VIN
  • Dash Signature By Allen Grant
  • Seatbelts Simpson Harness
  • Four Wheel Disc Brakes
  • Coil-Over Suspension
  • Vinyl Interior
  • Heat
  • A/C
  • Defrost
  • Exterior Color: Blue/White Stripes
  • Interior Color: Black
  • 427 Smeding Performance Motor 560hp
  • Tremec TKO600 Transmission
  • Independent Front Suspension
  • Trailing Arms with Coil Springs Rear Suspension
  • Front Disc Brakes
  • Rear Disc Brakes
  • Owner's Manual
  • Restoration Photos
  • Factory Buildsheet

FRESH BUILD, SMEDING PERFORMANCE 427 V8, TREMEC TKO600,
SHARP AND POWERFUL, WOW!
This 1965 Shelby Daytona Factory Five coupe is the fresh build with all the best in new
components. So look over everything from the performance-built 560 hp V8, to the full
competition chassis. Soon you'll discover a professionally-built machine that's ready to attack
the tracks, but is still legal enough to hang a license plate off the back.
There's less than 400 miles on this build, so you know everything looks fresh. In fact, the
consignor is a Cobra collector, but didn't have the heart to take this sleek machine out on the
track. That's why this one might have racing stripes, but the blue paint still has a terrifically
sleek presentation. And the way the light rolls so smoothly across the quality Factory Five
panels reminds you of why Carroll Shelby created this car in the first place. The Daytona
Coupe was all about re-skinning the Cobra to make it cheat the wind and go faster. So when
you want a proper Daytona, you need the details to be right. That means covered headlights,
deep-diving hood aerodynamics, fire-breathing side pipes, big back window, tall spoiler, and a
flat rear end (the real secret to why this cheats the wind.) While this has the right classic look,
the bright Steeda 18-inch alloys also signal that this has been built to the best modern
standards, too.
The interior has an instant race-ready attitude with a touch of refinement and luxury. Bucket
seats, Simpson racing harnesses, padded door panels, and a machine-turned metal dash full
of crisp AutoMeter gauges, everything you want is here. The dash even has the signature of
Allen Grant, a member of the 1965 Shelby racing program that won the world championships!
You get a grippy wood and chrome steering wheel and the gearshift is in the ideal driver's
position. And while this one is race-ready there's also heat and air conditioning to upgrade
your classic racer experience.
What makes any Cobra a true track monster is the right motor. So when you tilt the hood
forward, you'll be happy to see a Smeding performance 427 cubic-inch V8. It's a competition ready
build that features a Dart racing block, steel splayed four-bolt main caps, diamond-honed
torque plates, one piece rear main, forged steel stroked crankshaft, forged steel Hbeam
connecting rods, hydraulic roller camshaft, AFR aluminum valves, D-shaped cup
pistons with Moly rings, and 10.2:1 compression. It inhales deeply with a custom-calibrated
Quick Fuel 750 CFM four-barrel carburetor, and it exhales with authority as headers feed the
growling side pipes. This full package is rated at a monster 560 hp and 560 lb-ft of torque.
Making sure the power gets to the ground is a strong Tremec TKO600 five-speed manual
transmission that feeds a strong Ford 9-inch rear. These Daytona's have the same race-bred
suspension as the Cobra. So you have a strong tubular chassis, independent A-arm front
suspension, and tubular trailing arm rear with stabilizer bars. Plus, at each wheel you have
adjustable coilovers, modern ZR-rated tires, and Ford Racing disc brakes.
There's so much that went into this fresh build that we don't have the room to list it all, so call
for all the details. We'll even share the huge file of build sheets, owner's manual, and build
photos that come with the sale. This is a legendary track dominator that was built to uphold
the legacy properly. So if you love true vintage speed, this would be the build for you!