Shelby Daytona 1965.psd
A Shelby Daytona was a popular sports car in its day. Its popularity led to it being sold to the eccentric music producer Phil Spector. Spector scribbled records all over the doors and drove the car around Los Angeles. The Daytona was equipped with a manufacturer's plate. But even though the vehicle was infamous, it was not without its share of mishaps. A fire in the car's pit stop caused the Daytona to be destroyed, but he kept driving it, so it got hot fast after a few miles.
The car's first year was a learning experience for the team. It was able to win the GT class and place fourth overall in the 24 Hours of Le Mans. This victory stripped Ferrari of its seemingly invincible status in Europe. In order to win the Tour de France, Shelby decided to prepare its own "secret weapon" to win the championship. The fabricator John Ohlsen was commissioned to lengthen the chassis of the Daytona Coupe and replace the original engine with a NASCAR-inspired big block.
The Shelby Daytona was designed to be a pure race car, so the interior was bare of creature comforts. It featured racing bucket seats and a wooden steering wheel. A dash was mounted on the center stack, displaying speed and engine vitals. Manual transmission shifter was found at the lower console. The car was a true race car. This one was a unique piece of art. Its design made it the ultimate sports car.