AMR-GT-1 RACING COUPE
The Daytona Coupe was an adaptation of the AC Cobra, developed by Carroll Shelby to challenge Ferrari’s dominance of GT racing. The aerodynamic aluminium body designed by Peter Brock allowed the car to achieve a 180mph+ top speed. This slippery body was an essential advantage over the roadster at long circuits like Le Mans and Reims.
Ford decided to enter the World Sportscar Championship with the Cobras in 1965. Shelby American ran the cars at the U.S rounds, and Alan Mann Racing ran them at the European ones. The Cobras won the Championship, fittingly clinching it at Reims on July 4th, providing Ford with the first World Championship for an American manufacturer.
Today, a ‘continuation’ version is the car to race in the pre ’66 GT races. These cars have proved to be the fastest cars in the Masters series and the Goodwood Members Meetings. Available at considerably less investment than a top specification lightweight Jaguar E-type.
Using their knowledge from winning with the original cars, Alan Mann Racing are proud to offer a unique car created to celebrate 50 years since winning the World Championship.
Faithfully reproducing an exact copy of the aluminium body to original dimensions, in addition to an accurate reproduction of the steel spaceframe, this car is in the process of being completed at our workshops.
The final specification can be agreed with the buyer to comply with the particular needs of the race series being entered.
Be ready to win in 2017