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 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.
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.