1965 Shelby Daytona Cobra Coupe

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These were taken at the Simeone Foundation Museum in Philadelphia, PA. This is one of only six built to compete and win the 1965 World Manufacturer's Championship in the GTIII Class. The car has been kept as it was when the racing season ended in 1965 and Ford pulled Carroll Shelby to develop the Ford GT40.

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Nice old hot rod, great to see it not restored and smoothed to within an inch of it's life...Just as raced. Thanks for sharing this historic car...
 
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great shots of a wonderful car! It's a shame it isn't getting any track time these days as surely it would rather be breathing in some asphalt that sitting pretty! Those old road racers have an unmatched mojo. I was at the 50th anniversary Sebring 24 and they had a bunch of the prior winners - including the Cunningham C4R. It was for sale and a prospective buyer was allowed to crank it. Fired up pretty quickly and deafened everyone in the exhibit tent! It'd be great to see this Shebly on the track with that old C4R!!
 
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great shots of a wonderful car! It's a shame it isn't getting any track time these days as surely it would rather be breathing in some asphalt that sitting pretty! Those old road racers have an unmatched mojo. I was at the 50th anniversary Sebring 24 and they had a bunch of the prior winners - including the Cunningham C4R. It was for sale and a prospective buyer was allowed to crank it. Fired up pretty quickly and deafened everyone in the exhibit tent! It'd be great to see this Shebly on the track with that old C4R!!

At least these cars aren't hidden away in someone's garage for years at a time. The museum actually has themed demo days (last Saturday of the month) where they take certain cars out in the back lot and run them. It's not the same as the track, but they do push them some. If you ever get to Philly it is worth a trip to the museum to see these beauties in person. It makes you really think about the research and development that went into the vintage cars. Here is a link to the museum and a link to additional images I have from this great place:

http://www.simeonefoundation.org/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/jeffadukinas/sets/72157624783320984/
 
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Nice shots of a legendary racer. I love the fact that it is presented in a as used condition with all the patina intact. It is sad to see it sitting in a museum, but at least it is not some over restored rich guys jewel.
 
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