Shelby 50th Anniversary Cobra Daytona Coupe debut
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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