1:18 Scale Shelby Cobra Daytona Coup Deluxe Edition Road Signature Yat Ming New

A 1:18 die cast scale model of the 1965 Cobra Daytona Coupe, Road Signature Series, Deluxe Edition, by Yat Ming. The model is new in the box and never displayed. The box is original and in very good condition. The box shows minor scuffs and wear consistent with long-term shelf storage. Features include:Opening doors, hood and rear window.Steerable rubber wheelsDetailed interior and Engine compartmentDetailed 289 cid EngineHighly detailed interior showing instrument panel, shifter and fire bottle.Rear mounted spare wheel.The all Aluminum-bodied Daytona Coupe was designed by Bill Brock. They were powered by Ford's289 cid power plant with a 4 Weber 48 IDA induction systemand produced 390 horsepower at 5700 rpm. The car had a curb weight of 2300 lbs. and had a top speed of 198 mph.Six cars were built in 1964 and 1965, only five had been accounted for until recently. The first car, CSX2287, has now surfaced.
The Cobra Daytona Coupe was built specifically to take onFerrariand its250 GTOin theGTclass.The car won the GT III class (by 19 points) for the1965 World Sports Car Championship season.With the Shelby Daytona,Shelbybecame the firstAmericanbuilder to win a title on the international scene.