• Image Credit: Drew Phillips
  • Image Credit: Drew Phillips
  • Image Credit: Drew Phillips
  • Image Credit: Drew Phillips
  • Image Credit: Drew Phillips
  • Image Credit: Drew Phillips
  • Image Credit: Drew Phillips
  • Image Credit: Drew Phillips
  • Image Credit: Drew Phillips
  • Image Credit: Drew Phillips
  • Image Credit: Drew Phillips
  • Image Credit: Drew Phillips
  • Image Credit: Drew Phillips
  • Image Credit: Drew Phillips
  • Image Credit: Drew Phillips
  • Image Credit: Drew Phillips
  • Image Credit: Drew Phillips
  • Image Credit: Drew Phillips
  • Image Credit: Drew Phillips
  • Image Credit: Drew Phillips
The annual Monterey Car Week is kicking off with a vintage roar thanks to the public debut of the 50th Anniversary Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupe during the Gordon McCall's Motorworks Revival. This limited continuation series of just 50 new coupes are built to the original measurements of the classic racecar. Buyers can spec them with either an aluminum or fiberglass body.

If authenticity is the major goal, the $349,995 aluminum version is the pick of the duo. They are built to the original specifications with leaf-spring suspension. In a nod to modernity, Wilwood brakes are there to haul down the speed. Inside, there are leather seats and a wooden steering wheel. The metal body can be ordered in the gorgeous polished exterior that's on display in the gallery. Of course, there's also the option of a more traditional blue-and-white American racing livery.

For those willing to eschew originality and save some cash, the fiberglass versions cost $179,995 and come with air conditioning, power steering, power windows, and a coil-over suspension. It's painted in the classic racing livery and customers can choose from the period-correct decals for Daytona, Le Mans, and Sebring.

Both versions technically come as a rolling chassis, but we expect most buyers of these limited coupes to pay the extra cash for Shelby's 289-cubic-inch aluminum V8. As these photos show, it's hard to imagine anything else fitting quite so beautifully under the hood.


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