Jump to content

This Car Matters: The Cobra Daytona Coupe


Recommended Posts

The Shelby Cobra Daytona designed by Peter Brock will be recognized by the US Departement of Interior and the Historical Vehicle Association as a Significant Important Vehicle. There will be a new register of recognized vehicles that have made an impact in US history, the coupe being the first one acknowledged. The official unveiling is today (January 22, 2014) at 1:20 PM EST at the Historical Vehicle stage at the D.C. Auto Show during press day. Peter Brock and Cobra Coupe CSX2287 will be introduced. More info and updates available on these links:


Peter Brock Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PeterBrockDesigns


Historical Vehicle Association: http://www.historicvehicle.org/News/Articles/All-Articles/2012/06/11/Shelby-Daytona


This is the first time that vehicles have been recognized and documented to the same standard as other National treasures such as the Statue of Liberty and the Space Shuttle.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

My favorite of all cars, and one often overlooked by the 'experts'. i've had the honor of putting my hands on two different real ones.

Here's a link to the Autoweek article...


Link to comment
Share on other sites

There is a museum in Philly called the Simeone Foundation. They have the Phil Spector Cobra Daytona Coupe.




On May 23, 2009 they had an event where they fired up and drove around a GT40 MK II / GT40 MK IV & Daytona Coupe. I was there doing an article for SAAC. It was later published that year in the Shelby American (SAAC's yearly member publication). I was new at photography so the photo's were kinda bland, sorry. Very nice article though, G-man was there!


Anyone in the Philly area or with a layover at Philly International Airport (KPHL) could see The Coupe. Read the Shelby American article if you live nearby, this is one cool car.


That was my small part to help preserve the Cobra Daytona Coupe's memory, like I said...small part.



Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


  • Create New...