1964 Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupe CSX2287

1964 Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupe CSX2287

HAER Number

PA-650

Location

Philadelphia, PA

Date(s) of Construction

October 1963 – January 1964

Original Owner and Use

Shelby American, Inc.
Venice, CA
Registration: 1E 013 for California Manufacturer

Shelby American used the vehicle as part of its racing team program in 1964 and 1965.

Present Owner and Use

Fredrick A. Simeone, M.D.
Philadelphia, PA

Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum display and limited exhibition

Designer / Engineer / Builder

Shelby American, Inc.
Venice, CA

Peter E. Brock, designer
Ken Miles, race team manager and engineer
Phil Remington, chief engineer

The Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupe chassis number CSX2287 is nationally significant based on four criteria. First, it is associated with important American and international competition events including the Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA) International Manufacturers’ GT Championship series and land speed record runs at the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah. Second, it is associated with important automotive designers, builders and drivers such as Carroll Shelby, Peter Brock, Ken Miles, Phil Remington and Phil Hill. Third, is the significance of its aerodynamic design, and the construction techniques that were used to build the car. Fourth, is its information value as a prototype racecar that retains much of its original materials, components and finishes. The period of significance for CSX2287 was from January 1964 to December 1965.

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