1964 Shelby Cobra

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Overview


The Cobras were still being produced in limited quantity to compete and meet FIA's GT homologation.


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The Cobras were still being produced in limited quantity to compete and meet FIA's GT homologation.

The MKI was gone along with the 260ci V8. This year began the research and development of dropping the 427ci engine in after failed attempts to use an aluminum 390ci V8 that Ken Miles tagged as "The Turd."

To better compete in the Le Mans, a coupe version was manufactured to improve aerodynamics and a lower center of gravity. This became known as the Daytona Coupe. The engineering worked achieving the fastest GT class time at the Le Mans test weekend. Only six were produced from 1964-1965.

Production Numbers


MK II Roadster 538
Daytona Coupe 6
Total Production 544

Performance Specs


Engine Size Carb. HP Torque 0 to 60 Quarter mile
Cobra 289ci - 280 hp at 5800 314 lb-ft at 3400 - -
Daytona Coupe 289ci 4 Weber IDM 385 hp at 6750 340 lb-ft at 4000 4.01 -

Transmission


  • 4-Speed Manual

Paint & Colors


Exterior

Black
Titanium
Shelby Guardsman Blue
Monza Red
Navy Blue
Dark Silver
Wimbeldon White
Yellow

Interior

Black

OEM Brochures


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