LOS ANGELES, Calif,– Fifty-five years after Peter Brock led the design of the world champion Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupe, Brock Racing Enterprises (BRE) and Shelby Legendary Cars signed an agreement that will expand distribution of the two companies’ products. BRE will now distribute the complete line of vehicles from Shelby Legendary Cars, as well as offer special options, while Shelby Legendary Cars will sell Brock’s innovative Aerovault car hauler. All Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupes from now on will feature Peter Brock badges.
“Peter Brock not only led the design of the Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupe, he helped race director Ken Miles turn it into dominant competitor that won the 1965 FIA sportscar world championship,” said Lance Stander, CEO of Shelby Legendary Cars and Superformance. “It was an incredible achievement that has never been matched by any American carmaker since.”
Only six original Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupes were built, making the racecar one of the most coveted vehicles in the world. Worth millions of dollars each, ownership is almost impossible. In 1999, Peter Brock had the opportunity to refine the lines of his original design to create the Daytona Cobra Coupe series, which is built by the world’s largest builders of Cobra roadsters, GT40’s and famous 60’s street and racecars, Superformance and Hi-Tech.
“It’s seldom that a designer has the opportunity to go back and refine one of their original designs,” Brock said. “Jimmy Price and Superformance allowed me that opportunity in 1999 when I visited their amazing factory and saw what incredible quality was possible for a limited production version. Of all my personal cars, my Daytona Coupe is my favorite.”
The current Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupe is an evolution of Brock’s ’64 design that - in only its second race – beat Ferrari to win the GT Class at the 12hrs of Sebring. Behind the wheel that day was Shelby driver Dave MacDonald, whose son Rich now works for Superformance/Shelby Legendary Cars. The car has a "front mid-engine", rear-wheel drive layout, with near perfect weight distribution. While initially created as a Superformance car, all Daytona Coupes are now built as Shelby’s and receive a Shelby CSX9000 serial number. It is true to the spirit of the original 1960s era Coupe, but ‘reimagined’ as if the car had remained in production over the years.
The new Daytona Coupe is offered minus its engine and running gear for completion by a Legendary Cars dealer, like BRE. There are several Ford engine options and buyers can choose between a five or six-speed transmission. Air conditioning and other modern amenities round out the car’s evolution.
Each Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupe comes with a Shelby Certificate of Origin, Shelby serial number, Shelby badges, embroidered seats, kick plate and etched door handles. The Shelby dash plaque will now include Peter Brock's signature as well. The cars are eligible to be listed in the official Shelby Registry.
This new historic agreement will strengthen the relationship between those companies.
Nevada-based Brock Racing Enterprises is now a dealer for the exciting line of vehicles available through Shelby Legendary Cars, while Shelby Legendary Cars will offer Brock’s patented Aerovault aerodynamic car haulers. All the Daytona’s going forward will be offered with Peter Brock badges for the sides of the car; an option will be available to add Brock’s signature to the Shelby dash plaque. In addition, the cars will come with a certificate of Authenticity from Shelby Legendary Cars and BRE.
“I’m always pleased to see the subtle recognition of my work represented on each Daytona Cobra Coupe with my personal designer badges that have graced these cars since my original lines were penned in 1963,” said Brock. “Because of my love for these cars, I’ve always tried to stay in contact with interested Daytona Coupe enthusiasts, as well, and their owners all over the world. I look forward to increasing my representation of Superformance and Shelby vehicles.”
Brock has owned a Superformance Daytona Coupe since 2005. Over the years, he has created several innovative options for his personal car that have since been incorporated into Legendary’s latest iterations. These options are now offered for any Daytona Coupes sold by BRE. In addition, BRE will offer any Daytona Coupe owners the opportunity to customize their Aerovault car hauler purchased through Shelby Legendary Cars.
The first Aerovault was designed and built as Peter Brock’s personal single car hauler for his Daytona Coupe in early 2008. Immediately, others who saw it wanted one because of its obvious advanatges. Having been a business executive in the corporate world for decades, Brock’s wife, Gayle, recognized the uniqueness and value of the Aerovault and founded Aerovault LLC in order to offer the special Aerovault trailer to others.
Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupe Key Features
- 21 gallon stainless steel fuel tank
- FIA 15-inch wheels painted white or 18-inch Shelby Wheels and tires
- Daytona Coupe decals including Daytona, Le Mans or Sebring
- BRE badges
- Stewart Warner gauges
- Shelby-branded leather surface seats
- Roll bar
- Air conditioning
- Power steering
- Power windows and locks
- Coil over independent suspension
- Shelby original style round tube frame
- Shelby brakes with vented rotors
- Ceramic coated headers and side pipes
- Peter Brock signature on the dash plaque
- Transverse nose team stripe
- Right hand drive conversion
- Sound deadening and heat dissipation system