Details and Specifications
Built: United States
Chassis sourced from AC Cars in England
Body 5 of the 6 bodies built in Italy
Numbers built: 6
Chassis number: CSX2286 / CSX2287 / CSX2299 / CSX2300 / CSX2601 / CSX2602
Years of Manufacture: 1964 - 1965
Designer: Peter Brock
Chassis/body: aluminum body on tubular frame
Ford 289 90º V 8 cast-iron block and head
Front engine longitudinally mounted
Capacity: 4.727 litre
Bore / Stroke: 101.8 mm / 72.9 mm
Valve train: 2 valves / cylinder, OHV
Fuel system: 4 Weber 48 IDM Carburettors
Redline: 8000 RPM
Transmission: Borg Warner T-10M 4-Speed Manual
Gear ratios: 2.32:1, 1.69:1, 1.29:1, 1.00:1, :1
Final drive: 3.09:1
Suspension and Brakes
Tyres: Goodyear Stock Car Special 7.75x15
Front brakes: 279 mm
Rear brakes: Drums 260 mm
Wheels: 38.1 x 17.8 cm / 15.0 x 7.0 in
Steering: Rack & Pinion
Suspension: Lower A-Arms w/Transverse Leaf Srings, Koni Tube Type Adjustable
Dimensions and Weight
Weight: 1043 kg<
Wheelbase: 2286 mm
Front track: 1354 mm
Rear track: 1341 mm
Length: 4610 mm
Width: 1753 mm
Height: 1422 mm
Power: 291 KW @ 6750 rpm
Torque: 462 Nm
Top Speed: 307 km/h
0-100kph: 4.4 s 0-160 kph = 8.8 sec
* 1964 Sebring 12 Hours - 1st - GT Class - CSX2287
* 1964 24 Hours of Le Mans - 1st - GT Class - CSX2299
* 1964 Goodwood TT - 1st - GT Class - CSX2299)
* 1965 World Manufacturers Champion for GT
* 1965 Daytona 2000 km - 1st - GT Class - CSX2299
* 1965 Sebring 12 Hours - 1st - GT Class - CSX2299
* 1965 Nürburgring 1000 km - 1st - GT Class- CSX2601
* 1965 Reims 12 Hours - 1st - GT Class - CSX2601
Individual Cars – a short history
* The first of two chassis ordered from AC to be used as prototypes for the Coupe project.
* Lowest chassis number it was actually the last completed.
* Changes to chassis length for the fitting of a proposed big block engine meant delays to this cars developement.
* When it became obvious that the big-block front-engined Cobra Coupe would not work well with the extra weight up front the converted back to standard chassis lengths and completed for the 1965 season.
* Driven by Dan Gurney and Jerry Grant,in the 1965 LeMans but failed to finsih due to a blown engine.
* In 1965 it used in the 'Cobra Caravan' which traveled across the country to publicize Ford's racing successes.
* After the cars return to America it changed hands several times and is now part of a significant private collection.
* This car is the only one to have an American buitl body, all others having been outsouced to Carrozzeria Gransport in Modena, Italy. .
* Raced extensively first in class at Sebring in 1964 was its best result.
* Ownership transferred to legendary land speed record holder Craig Breedlove who drove it at the Bonneville Salt Flats establishing several class records.
* Disappeared until 2001 lying dormant for nearly 30 years. After a long legal battle about ownership the car finally ended up in another significant private collection.
Considered the most important of the six Cobra Daytonas, with an outstanding race record including;
* 1st 1964 24 Hours of Le Mans.
* GT class win at Goodwood.
* 1965 Daytona 2000 km
* 1964 Sebring 12 Hours
* This car raced in the 1964 Tour de France but retired with mechanical problems.
* It was raced extensively in 1965 and saw three third place finishes.
* Sold at the end of the 1965 race season to a Japanese gentleman racer
* Carroll Shelby bought the car back in the 1970's and was resold at RM's Monterey Auction in 2000 for $4 million which at the time was 100% more than the estimate.
* The car now resides with a German collector and historic racer.
* The subject of the current sale.
* Raced 9 times in 1965
* Won its class Nürburgring and at Reims in 1965 .
* Reims secured the World Championship for Shelby with Bob Bondurant at the wheel.
* Bob Bondurant held ownership for several years
* Used in the film 'Redline 7000.'
* Finished second in class in the 1965 Daytona 2000 km.
* 2nd In the 1965 Nürburgring,.
* Entered in the 1965 Le Mans by Scuderia Filipinetti. Retired with mechancial problems.
* Currently in a Japanese collection.