While the Cobra roadsters were dominating the tight road courses of the United States, they lacked the aerodynamics for the high speed European circuits like Le Mans. In 1964, Carroll Shelby asked Peter Brock and Ken Miles to develop a coupe version of the Cobra to compete with Ferrari, Aston Martin and Jaguar. Given the name Daytona, the coupes were unstoppable. Driven by drivers like Dan Gurney, Bob Bondurants, Allen Grant and Phil Hill, the cars won the FIA World Sportscar GT class in 1965, making it the only American manufacturer to do so.
The modern day aluminum Cobra Coupes are period correct from the leaf spring suspension and tube chassis, to the wooden rimmed steering wheel. The cars also incorporate safety and performance improvements safety and performance that do not detract from their originality. Each come equipped with a premium black leather interior, modern disc brakes and a stronger frame.
Today's fiberglass Cobra Coupes are an evolution of the original. They come with modern features such as air conditioning, and an updated suspension. You'll also find these fiberglass Coupes to have a much larger and more comfortable passenger compartment to accommodate drivers of all sizes.