1964 SHELBY COBRA DAYTONA COUPE SEBRING TRIBUTE - 181038 Sold* at Scottsdale 2015 - Lot #5038 1964 SHELBY COBRA DAYTONA COUPE SEBRING TRIBUTE https://cdn.barrett-jackson.com/staging/carlist/items/Fullsize/Cars/181038/181038_Front_3-4_Web.jpg
Lot #5038   1964 SHELBY COBRA DAYTONA COUPE SEBRING TRIBUTE
Auction Scottsdale 2015
Reserve NO RESERVE
Status Sold
Price
Lot 5038
Year 1964
Make SHELBY
Model COBRA
Style DAYTONA COUPE SEBRING TRIBUTE CA
*Includes Buyer Commission
Details
VIN C00100
Exterior Color BLUE
Interior Color
Cylinders 8
Engine Size 0
Transmission
Description
Lot #5038 - The Cobra Coupe was designed to make Shelby's Cobra competitive with Ferrari on higher-speed European and North American circuits. Its debut at Daytona in 1964 was cut short when the First place #14 Cobra Coupe burst into flames in the pit lane. The first win would instead come in March at the 12 hours of Sebring with Shelby American legends Bob Holbert and Dave McDonald in the #10 car. This win heralded a changing of the guard in international sports car racing as the Cobra Coupe fought Ferrari's 250 GTO for supremacy in GT racing throughout the 1964 season. This battle included a Cobra victory at LeMans, and only a conspicuous cancellation of the final race of the season in would be keep Shelby from taking the Manufacturer's Champion for 1964. Ferrari would famously bow out of the GT racing altogether for the 1965 leaving Shelby to dominate the championship including a follow-up win at LeMans. This car is a tribute to the legendary 1964 Sebring winner the #10 Shelby Cobra Coupe. This is the only tribute car built by Superformance and it has been personally endorsed by Carroll Shelby. It is powered by ROUSH 427 with 560hp, 550 ft/lbs of torque and backed by the blueprinted Tremec 6-speed transmission. This "tribute" Cobra was represented in a very rare reunion between Mr. Carroll Shelby and the vehicle's original designer Mr. Peter Brock. Listed in the Shelby Registry. From the John Rosatti Collection. **TITLED AS A 2005 KITV** **TITLE IN TRANSIT**
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