• Aug 6th 2008 at 7:58PM
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The Shelby Daytona Coupe is the embodiment of classic American motorsports. The only problem is that putting a genuine Daytona Coupe in the garage is nearly impossible. There are only a handful in the world, and the price tag would be in the millions of dollars (if you could find an owner willing to part with one). A few years ago, Superformance and Peter Brock, the original designer of the Daytona Coupe, created a modern replica version that made owning the legendary race car much more affordable. Now, Shelby Distribution has announced it will offer an aluminum-bodied version of that same coupe. Like the Shelby CSX4000 and Commemorative GT40 continuation vehicles, the Daytona Coupe will be listed in the Shelby Registry. In addition to the new skin, the Daytona Coupe also features an updated suspension system that will be shared with the upcoming MkII version of the Superformance Coupe. You can check out a gallery of the aluminum bodied prototype under construction below, as well as the current Superformance Shelby Daytona Coupe.

[Source: Shelby Distribution]



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      • 7 Years Ago
      I wonder if they will offer rebates - gotta move that aluminum.
      • 7 Years Ago
      What a beautiful car. The Daytonas have always been one of my favs. I love the traditional blue/white paint scheme (numbers and all), but I always wanted to see one styled more for the street, perhaps in gunmetal grey with rear-exit pipes instead of sides. Seems most everyone with a repro does the racing theme instead.
      Carlos
      • 7 Years Ago
      There's something about aluminum bodied cars that carbon fiber cannot replicate...
      • 7 Years Ago
      I always thought the Shelby catalog was Impressive list of Australian and British designed vehicles that embodied American motor sports :)
      • 7 Years Ago
      she is gorgeous ... doubt that it will have any value as a collectible though
      • 7 Years Ago
      Any word on who's going to be producing the aluminum bodies? Will it be Kirkham Motorsports? They are the only Shelby associated aluminum body fabricator I've ever heard of and they probably have plenty of capacity at their WW2 era Polish aircraft plant where they make some of the best cobra replicas money can buy.
      • 7 Years Ago
      one of the nicest looking cars ever... until you see the rear-end.

      any surprise the gallery lacks any butt shots? not really.
      • 7 Years Ago
      What's that Rolls-Royce doing there in the corner? ;)
      • 7 Years Ago
      What does it mater if these "continuations" are in the "Shelby Registry"? I never understood that selling point. Its not Daytona, its a Daytona replica.
        • 7 Years Ago
        Can't blame Shelby for trying to make money off of people who think this'll one day be as special as the original. That aside, I have to say, she's gorgeous!
        • 7 Years Ago
        Can't blame Shelby for trying to make money off of people who think this'll one day be as special as the original. That aside, I have to say, she's gorgeous!
      • 7 Years Ago
      I'd take this over any modern Corvette or Viper anyday.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Eats Vettes and Vipers for breakfast!
      • 7 Years Ago
      Wow, that's beautiful.
        • 7 Years Ago
        Agreed. I want one, badly.
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