It has been confirmed that a number of the modern-day Shelby Daytona Coupe models will be offered for sale in the United Kingdom.
In total, just 50 examples will be produced and it seems inevitable that only a handful will be offered outside of the United States including in the UK. The news about the car’s availability in the UK was confirmed at the ongoing Goodwood Revival 2015 where the car has made its local debut alongside a number of original Daytona Coupe’s. Only six originals were ever made and each are reportedly worth up to tens of millions.
For the new examples, they are set to be built around the blueprints and measurements of the original Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupe. Consequently, they will look essentially identical yet thanks to some improvements, will be safer and offer more performance.
Underpinning the cars will be a period correct tube chassis with leaf suspension like the original also featured. Additionally, a wooden rimmed steering wheel will also be a standout feature of the interior alongside a selection of components finished in black leather. Understandably, modern disc brakes will be fitted.
A fibreglass version is offered alongside an aluminium variant. Interestingly, the 50 units pinned for production will be created without drivetrains providing customers with the freedom to choose what engine and transmission they want.