1965 Superformance Daytona Coupe w/ Roush Performance 427R & T-56 Magnum!
- Location: Saint Louis, Missouri, United States
- Condition: Used
- Make: Shelby
- Model: Daytona
- Type: Coupe
- Trim: Superformance
- Year: 1965
- Mileage: 6,535
- VIN: RPMSPC0055
- Color: Red
- Engine size: Roush Performance 427R V8
- Number of cylinders: 8
- Transmission: T-56 Magnum 6-Speed Manual
- Drive type: RWD
- Interior color: Black
- Vehicle Title: Clear
1965 Shelby Daytona description
While working for Carroll Shelby, eter Brock designed an absolute road racing monster for the 1963 season, he Daytona Coupe. Originally called the "Daytona Car," it was designed and built to take on the Ferrari GTO which had a sleeker design and was beating Shelby's Cobra at high speeds. After the Daytona placed 4th at Sebring overall and came in 1st in the GT class, ord got behind Shelby in an effort to beat Enzo Ferrari and his Ferrari GTOs. In 1964, he car was very competitive with Gurney and Bondurant behind the wheel. With the season wrapping up and Ferrari ahead by just a few points, he final race at Monza would be the deciding factor, owever, he race was canceled, eaving a great racing "what-if?"
As a wonderful edition to the Superformance line, he Daytona Coupe is a redesigned street version of the original race car. Leading the charge was the original designer, eter Brock. The street car features a slightly larger body than the original car, as a re-engineered suspension that was overseen by Roush Engineering, s well as many modern upgrades and creature comforts. The result is an incredible car that combines modern technology with stunning race car looks. Finished in Red with White stripes, his Shelby Cobra Daytona has just 6,500 miles since completion. Standard options include a tubular space frame, ndependent coil over suspension, eriod correct gauges, wheel disc brakes, aluminum radiator, tainless fuel tank, ucket seats, ual exhaust, ower steering, ower brakes, heft deterrent system, ower door locks and AC.
Additional options on this car include LeMans twin stripes, ainted rear cove, ound deadening, i Fi stereo, eat dissipation, nd ceramic coated side pipes.
The engine is the Roush Performance 427R. This fantastic motor uses a Dart 4-bolt main block with big cubic inches and loads of dependability. The motor also uses forged pistons, ods and crank. The motors use Roush cylinder heads with premium stainless steel valves with 2.08" intake and 1.60" exhaust. The cam is a Roush hydraulic roller with a double roller timing chain and gear set. The carburetor is a Roush-tuned Holley 770 CFM with vacuum secondaries and an electric choke. The accessory drive system runs on Roush aluminum under-drive pulleys.
As with all Roush motors, hey are hot-tested and dyno tested to verify power. The transmission is the optional T-56 Magnum, he premier aftermarket 6-speed transmission. The T-56 weighs just 135lbs dry and can withstand 700 lbs ft of tq. It has wonderful short and crisp action and offers a nice balance of strength and ease-of-use.
Despite being built new, helby Daytonas are relatively hard to come by. This one took over a year from the time is was ordered, nd some can take longer as the factory will only build the cars when it has sufficient orders.