1964 SHELBY DAYTONA COBRA - £POA
The Cobra Roadster's success was none other than outstanding, however Enzo Ferrari would soon put a stop to it when the 250GTO began to compete. Using the same technique as Ferrari, the Cobra's new body was aerodynamically modernized and proved to be a masterpiece. On its first test in February, 1964 the Coupe knocked 3.5 seconds off the 289 Roadsters Riverside lap record. The Coupe went on to win its class at Le Mans in its debut year of racing, and looked certain to gain the GT World Championship, until a surprise cancellation of the final round at Monza conveniently handed Ferrari the overall win. In 1965 with Ferrari announcing their withdrawal from the GT racing scene, the Cobra Coupe swept the board, providing Ford with the first World Championship for an American manufacturer.
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