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    The First American GT To Win The World Manufacturers ChampionshipHere is the 1964 car that finally gave Americans hope that they could beat the Europeans in int...*More

    The First American GT To Win The World Manufacturers ChampionshipHere is the 1964 car that finally gave Americans hope that they could beat the Europeans in international FIA competition. The Daytona Coupe was the first American car to win FIA s GT class at Le Mans and then went on to win the World Manufacturer s Championship in 1965 whetting Ford s appetite for an overall win. Designed by Pete Brock and regarded by many as one of the most beautiful race cars ever built, Carrol Shelby's Daytona Coupe was a watershed racing car for America and set the stage for the GT40 and an era of American domination of international endurance racing. HISTORYOne of the most interesting of the Daytona Coupes was chassis #CSX2602. It was the 5th built and the last of the 4 coupes given to Carrozzeria Gransport to complete. From February through May of 1965 it competed in 5 races with good success finishing 2nd GT at Spa and Nurburgring in May and 2nd GT and 4th overall at Daytona in February. For all of those races it wore the familiar Shelby American team colors: Guardsman Blue with white stripes.Came June and Le Mans and Ford wanted every coupe available to race as they were out to beat Ferrari for the World Manufacturers Championship. But they had already used up their allotment of entries. Rather than see one of their cars sit out the race they asked Georges Filipinetti, owner of the well known and well respected Swiss team, Scuderia Filipinetti, to enter the Shelby Coupe, with Ford paying the way of course.So it was that the car competed in the distinctive Red and White national colors of Switzerland for this race only. To pile on the irony, the car was driven by Peter Sutcliffe and Peter Harper, two well known Ferrari drivers.Of the 5 coupes entered, 4 including CSX2602 did not finish. But it didn t matter for the championship as Ford closed out the season finishing first and second in each of the last two races.After Le Mans, CSX2602 was returned to Alan Mann racing, repainted in the Shelby American team colors and never raced again.SRT ChassisThe SRT Chassis performs like no other. It is super fast and durable and is easy to maintain and tune up*Less

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    • Ground Effects Magnets: Neodymium rare earth magnets Holds the track like nothing else
    • Guide Pin: Exclusive extra long tapered design Keeps the car in the slot longer
    • Motor: Cantilever Brushes with Precision Armature - Revs higher, more responsive... and only AFX has it
    • Pick-Up Shoes: High conductivity Phosphor Bronze Gets more power to the motor
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