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Cobra Daytona Coupe Specifications

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The Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupe Specifications 1964 & 65
Total Built   6
TypeV-8,iron block, water cooled
HeadCast iron, removable
ValvesOverhead, pushrod/rocker-actuated
Max BHP390 @ 6,750 rpm
Max Torque341 lbs-ft @ 4,000 rpm
Bore4.05″ (101.6mm)
Stroke2.87″ (72.9MM)
Displacement289cid, 4736cc
Compression Ratio10.8:1
Induction system4 Weber 48 IDA
Exhaust systemStandard, dual exhaust
Electrical system12-volt distributor system
Frameladder type steel tube 
Front and rear suspensionIndependent front and rear, with A-arm, transverse springs, Koni tube type adjustable shocks, anti-roll (sway) bars front and rear
Tire typeGoodyear Stock Car Special
Tire SizeFront6.70 x 15″Rear8.20 x 15″
WheelsMagnesium alloy rims, front 15.0×6.0″, rear 15.0×8.0″
Weights and Measures
Front track51.5″
Rear track52.5″
Overall height49.0″
Overall width61.0″
Overall length151.5″
Crankcase10 quart
Cooling system20 quart
Gas tank35 gallons
Weight Distribution53/47
Curb weightCurb2,300 lbs.Test2,430 lbs.
TypeSingle dry disc
TypeBorg Worner T-10M Four speed
BrakesFront11″ Girling discsRear10.0x2.5″ drum
Steeringrecirculating ball
Drive axles – typeEnclosed, semi-floating
TypeRecirculating ball, 19:1 ratio
Turns, lock to lock2.75
Turning circle34 feet
Top Speed198 mph @ 7,000 rpm
3rd gear142 mph @ 7,000 rpm
2nd gear112 mph @ 7,000 rpm
1st gear85 mph @ 7,000 rpm
0-301.73 sec
0-402.40 sec
0-503.03 sec
0-60 4.01 sec
0-704.90 esc
0-805.93 sec
0-1008.81 sec
Quarter mile12.12 sec @ 112mph
Estimated Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price  $15,000. No cars were sold. All were built to be raced.The cars were painted in different colors for the races they participated in. The basic color was Viking Blue and Guardsman Blue. Black was also an available color.
Six cars were built, only five are accounted for. The first car, CSX2287, has not surfaced. (New information, this car has been located, read the story here.)
The Cobra Daytona Coupe information was collected from many sources, all resources are listed on the books and publications.
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Last updated Tuesday, March 08, 2005