- Feb 18, 2016
2016 Shelby American Enthusiast Collection
2016 Shelby American Enthusiast CollectionEvery so often, Shelby American liquidates a whole mess of prototypes and show cars. The company calls it the Enthusiast Collection, and it represents an opportunity for diehard fans and collectors to put some unique American muscle in their driveway. This year's array is no less tantalizing than years past. It includes Cobra roadsters, Daytona coupes, Mustangs of varying vintages, and even a couple of Raptors – all of them modified by Carroll Shelby's own people. Scroll on through to see what the snake charmers have in store this time.
50th Anniversary Daytona Coupe #50 of 50 / CSX - CSX9999
This polished aluminum continuation Daytona Coupe was built last year in tribute to the 1965 FIA GT championship. The title was locked up half a century ago by Bob Bondurant (he of racing school fame) and Dan Gurney (of the aerodynamic flap), beating the erstwhile dominant Ferrari 250 GTO in its own back yard. This particular model was the last of 50 examples built, and served as a factory demonstrator. It's motivated by a 5.7-liter Ford V8 good for 475 horsepower and mated to a five-speed Tremec manual.