1964 Other Makes / Models - 1964 Shelby Daytona
1964 Other Makes / Models
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Barto, PA 19504
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In 1964 the Shelby Daytona Coupe won the GT Class at Sebring and again, later, at the LeMans 24 Hour. It is no surprise that today it remains one of the most replicated cars due to its proportionate lines, performance, and pedigree. While there are many replicas available to the general public there are a few cars that are built above and beyond the rest to really bring out the best of what the original Daytona Coupe had to offer. The car on offer here is no exception; it has retained many period qualities during the build but has had a creative twist added to offer a slightly different appeal. The “Dan Rose Special” is a Peter Brock approved (documented) re-design of the Daytona Coupe. Once completed to original specs as a Blue with White Stripes and an already nicely finished replica; with a body by Bob Schumacher of Omaha Nebraska, and chassis by Shaun King of Wisconsin, it was originally built in 2004 for a Mr. Watson.
In 2007 the car was purchased by Dan Rose, this is where it began its transformation and many subtle changes, making it the car it is today. Much of the work has been completed by two main specialists: John Corson of Pine Plains, NY, and Wheels of Time, also in Pine Plains. The overall build quality and attention to detail is of the highest quality, especially for a replica. Utilizing a fiberglass monocoque on a 3” tubular safety cage and chassis with a 90” wheel base, all measured from the original, this car was built to spec. The artist and owner, Dan Rose, completed many design changes including many minor changes to the nose and hood, as well as lowering the top of the windshield and extending quarter windows past the B Pillar. Eliminating the spoiler, and finishing it with Trigo Halibrand-type wheels and a slightly different custom made Hushpower Exhaust, it has seen many creative touches. The interior was completed with once M&R three point harnesses aluminum seats and a nicely completed dash with Stewart-Warner Gauges.
The engine comes with a $10,000 build receipt showing it to be a C/M 427 Cobra Classic with a Holley 4-barrel street/strip with many dress up and performance additives. As a “427 Cobra Classic” the motor is actually a 351 bored to a 427, and then dressed as a period 427. 525 Horsepower (at the crank) is sent through a Tremec 5-speed to a 3.77:1 ratio 9” Detroit Locker rear end. The suspension components are fully adjustable coil over type along with disc brakes all the way around.
The condition of the car throughout is superb. The entire build has just over 1,700 miles on it and shows like new. The exterior is free of any blemishes or stone chips with excellent fit and finish throughout. The interior also shows well, it is new and free of any defects. The engine bay is tidy and clean with easy access. The undercarriage hardly shows any use at all and is consistent with the rest of the car.
All things considered, the “Dan Rose Special” is homage to one of the best GT cars known. Finished in striking colors, with impressive build quality, during a very creative but subtle re-design this car offers one of the best opportunities to purchase a Daytona Replica. Included in the sale are an extra set of keys and a lot of documentation including build photos etc… Please inquire with any additional interest.