1965 Daytona Coupe Superformance Daytona Coupe Description
The Superformance Coupe or Superformance Shelby Daytona Coupe is the only licensed continuation of the original Shelby Daytona coupe racing cars of the 1960s. The body was designed by Pete Brock (who designed the original race cars) and a chassis designed by Bob Negstad (who designed the original race chassis), it is viewed by many to be the most authentic modern continuation of the original 6 Shelby Daytona coupes. It is the only Shelby Daytona coupe approved and licensed by Shelby and the only Shelby Daytona coupe aside from the original half-dozen cars eligible for the Shelby Registry. The car has a front mid-engine, rear-wheel drive layout, with a 55R/45F weight distribution. Roush Performance was the official supplier of engines for the coupe, and the majority of American owners choose a Roush engine based on a 351 Windsor block. Common displacements chosen for the car are 392, 402, and 427 cubic inches. Buyers also had a choice between five- and six-speed transmissions, the latter with a relatively wide choice of gear ratios. The Superformance Coupe is an ideal compromise between a historically correct replica and a car suitable for the modern sports car buyer. SPC0006 is painted in Superformance Guardsmen Blue with Wimbledon White Stripes and Rear Half Cove. Then a 500HP Roush 402R was shoehorned into the engine bay and mated to a Tremec T-56 6 Speed Manual Transmission. SPC0006 is registered under the coveted SB100 Smog Exemption in CA and has only 6,000 miles. SPC0006 is available for $134,950.