Crossing the block: Carroll Shelby’s Cobra Daytona Coupe, driven by Phil Hill

Crossing the block: Carroll Shelby’s Cobra Daytona Coupe, driven by Phil Hill

Derek Hill, Derek Bell, John Morton Danny Sullivan and Brian Redman

Selling at Worldwide Auctioneers - The Auburn Auction - September 3-4

The Ex-Carroll Shelby 1965 Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupe CSX 2469
Previously owned and driven by Carroll Shelby
Current owner purchased this car directly from Carroll Shelby
Well-documented including a title in Shelby’s name
Vintage race history includes wins at Laguna Seca and Goodwood
McCluskey Daytona Coupe body commissioned by Carroll Shelby under his ownership
An impressive piece of racing history
Listed in the Shelby Registry


Every inch of this car is authentic or fabricated to perfectly replicate standards set by the original six Daytona Coupes, with the exception of a couple of minor enhancements including a capacity hike in the Ford V-8 from 4727cc to 4868cc, an exhaust system and a fitted roll bar. This car’s documentation is as extensive as its bespoke details, including a title registered to Carroll Shelby, a bill of sale, an import document prior to its triumphant race at Goodwood in the UK, a bill of lading quoting the car’s value at $1.5 million back in the year 2000 while Shelby himself was still alive. It has a place in the noted Shelby Registry as well as an FIA Historic Vehicle Identity Form. If you seek an important GT car to race, 2469 stands at the ready to achieve yet even more victories. It was race prepped at he end of 2019 including all new fluids, brake ducts and freshening of components as needed. If your passion is collecting the cars of some of the most influential motorsport’s legends in the world, 2469 will fit perfectly in your stable.


Coming out of long-term ownership, this is truly a singular opportunity to own a significant piece of the genuine Shelby legend. Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupe CSX 2469 has known history, provenance, a racing pedigree, documented lineage and most importantly, it was Carroll Shelby’s personal Daytona Coupe


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