Designs on deliveries: Brock becomes Shelby Legendary Cars dealer

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Peter Brock badging added to Superformance Shelby Daytona Coupes | Shelby Legendary Cars photos

Peter Brock designed the Shelby Daytona Coupe. And now, 55 years later, he will be selling them. 

Brock Racing Enterprises and Shelby Legendary Cars have announced an agreement under which BRE becomes a dealer for all Shelby Legendary Cars; Shelby Legendary Cars will sell Brock’s Aerovault, an aerodynamic trailer for towing a racing or collector car; and Daytona Coupes will offer innovative options including Brock badging.

Peter Brock, his wife, Gayle, and their Daytona Coupe

“Peter Brock not only led the design of the Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupe, he helped race director Ken Miles turn it into a dominant competitor that won the 1965 FIA sportscar world championship,” Lance Stander, chief executive of Shelby Legendary Cars and Superformance, said in the news release. “It was an incredible achievement that has never been matched by any American carmaker since.”

Only six original Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupes were produced. However, in 1999 Brock worked with Superformance to do some design refinements and help to create new versions of the car.

The new series of Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupes are built as Shelby vehicles and receive a Shelby CSX9000 serial number. They are sold without engine and running gear “for completion by a Legendary Cars dealer,” such as BRE. Several Ford engine options are available, as are 5- or 6-speed transmissions, as well as air-conditioning and other amenities.

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The cars are eligible to be listed in the official Shelby Registry.

The news release notes that Brock has owned a Superformance Daytona Coupe since 2005 and has created several options for his personal car that have since been incorporated into Legendary’s latest iterations. These options also will be offered in the coupes sold by BRE.

For more information, visit the BRE website or the Shelby Legendary Cars website.

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A former daily newspaper sports editor, Larry Edsall spent a dozen years as an editor at AutoWeek magazine before making the transition to writing for the Web and becoming the author of more than 15 books. In addition to being Editorial Director at ClassicCars.com, Larry has written for The New York Times, writes a weekly automotive feature for The Detroit News and is an adjunct honors professor at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University.

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