With only 130 such replicas on the road, this particular Coupe is painted the same â€œGuardsman Blueâ€ of the original cars, Carrollâ€™s Daytona Coupe also features the number 98 that represents chassis #2300 that Shelby himself owned up until 1999.
Turn-key kit car manufacturer, Superperformance, have honored the legendary Carroll Shelby with the presentation of a custom Daytona Coupe replica. Designed by some of the original team members, including Peter Brock and Bob Negstad, this replica is the only Caroll Shelby licensed continuation of the original Shelby Daytona race car.
Compared to the original 6 race cars that were built in 1964 and 1965, the Superperformance replica has a slightly larger body, improved suspension and a roomier interior space. With only 130 such replicas on the road, this particular Coupe is painted the same “Guardsman Blue” of the original cars, Carroll’s Daytona Coupe also features the number 98 that represents chassis #2300 that Shelby himself owned up until 1999.
From the press release, “Power comes from a Roush 427SR V8 with 480 horsepower and 515 lb-ft torque. Unique to Carroll’s Daytona Coupe is a shifting system that utilizes paddles and buttons on the steering wheel. Developed by MasterShift of San Diego, the Art Carr 2004R 4-speed automatic transmission can be up shifted via paddles and downshifted using two buttons on either side of the steering wheel. The system also has safety features including a one second delay from Drive to Neutral as well as a speed sensor to prevent the car from being shifted into reverse or park unless it is completely stopped. Installation of the engine, transmission and paddle shift system was handled by Exotic Auto Restoration of Costa Mesa.”