Travel: The Incredible Patina Of Shelby’s First Daytona Coupe

The Incredible Patina Of Shelby’s First Daytona Coupe

Nat Twiss By Nat Twiss
September 21, 2015
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Photography by Nat Twiss

At the Goodwood Revival, I was stopped in my tracks at the sight of an elusive beast: the very first Shelby Daytona Coupe, named CSX2287. Its history, in much-abridged fashion:

Thanks to its wild past, it’s both acknowledged to be a cultural artifact in the U.S. and its Goodwood Revival appearance was the first time it’s been to Europe since it left more than 50 years ago. Here is a closer look at this icon of racing history.

 

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David Pierson
David Pierson

If I could drive only one car for the rest of my life, it would be one of these beautiful beasts.

Paul Thompson
Paul Thompson

The story of how this car made it’s way from Phil Spector to its current owner is an [url=”http://www.caranddriver.com/features/death-deception-and-the-4-million-cobra-feature”]amazing one[/url].