units per month
(from Shelby Press
Release) NEW SHELBY DAYTONA COUPE – INVESTORS’ DREAM
Irvine, CA - The long-awaited new CSX 9000 series Shelby Cobra
Daytona Coupe MKII with a number of improvements, upgrades and new
features has arrived in the USA. The new model will be allocated
CSX9000 series chassis numbers and will come complete with a
Shelby-issued MSO certificate and Chassis tag.
“The new CSX 9000 Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupe will replace the SPF
Daytona Coupe and this famous marque will in future only be marketed
as a Shelby product,” says Lance Stander, President of Shelby
Distribution USA of Irvine, CA.
The new models are available with a fiber glass body or
“Every CSX 9000 series Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupe will be listed in
the Shelby World Registry, making this new addition to Carroll
Shelby’s stable of sports cars a collector’s dream. The new Coupe
will feature Shelby signature door handles and seat covers, and the
stopping power for the powerful Coupe will be provided by Shelby
Asked how the Coupe had had progressed from a Shelby-approved
replica of the original World famous Shelby Cobra Daytona CSX2000
series Coupe, that in 1965 won the World Manufacturers Championship,
Stander said market requirements had demanded that the new model be
upgraded and improved in a manner that would make it worthy of the
“A sports car with the heritage and image of the Coupe begged for
improvements and new features to make it a worthy contender in the
market in which it already is one of the most sought after
contenders. This awareness led to the development of the CSX 9000
series,” says Stander.
In order to increase the clearance between the driver’s head and the
roof as well as between the driver’s left hand and the A-post, the
seats were repositioned and the steering wheel moved over to the
right. This created a much more comfortable seating environment.
New external door handles do not mar the sleek look of the coachwork
and facilitates entry without the use of a remote key, and the doors
are fitted with electric windows.
The side air intakes behind the doors now form part of the rear
panel behind the B-pillars with an added quarter vent style window.
In addition to improved interior air flow, visibility has been
Gear heads will be delighted with the improved front and rear
This development includes the replacement of the rose joints with
ball joints, and the new design facilitates the adjustment of
camber, caster and toe adjustment up front, as well as easy camber
and toe adjustment at the rear.
To eliminate noise, the front and rear anti-roll bars have been
redesigned, the chassis has been stiffened and a new fuel tank with
internal baffles incorporates a swirl pot design.
To improve oil cooling the oil cooler has been separated from the
radiator and fitted in an area with adequate air flow, the radiator
core diameter has been increased and more efficient radiator fans
“With the high ambient temperature in most of the USA in summer, and
the congestion on our roads, adequate engine and oil cooling are
“must haves” in an auto that is as comfortable cruising along at 20
mph or when hugging the corners at well over a 100 mph!” remarked
In keeping with modern design, the heater and climate controls for
the air-conditioning have no cables and are operated via servo
units, the side muffler pipes have been increased in diameter to
ensure a deeper rumble, and the wheel wells have been adapted to
accommodate 18 inch, deep dish Shelby Cobra style rims.
“Although the new Coupe shares all the visual magic of the original,
the new CSX 9000 series is just so much more sophisticated and will
have enormous appeal in the market for full-blooded American
retro-styled sports cars,” said Stander.
The first two new Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupes have already been
delivered. The order book is filling up fast, and Shelby dealers are
now taking orders for later deliveries. Production will initially be
limited to two units per month.
The MSRP of the fiber glass bodied CSX 9000 is $89,900.00 TKM and
the aluminum-bodied model will be offered at $195,900.00 TKM. Orders
can be placed by following this lead to the Shelby dealers’ web