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Title: Daytona Coupe CSX2287 at Bonneville
Post by: sd427 on March 12, 2019, 03:53:22 PM
Does anyone have a list of the records it set?
Title: Re: Daytona Coupe CSX2287 at Bonneville
Post by: 98SVT - was 06GT on March 13, 2019, 12:51:50 AM
Phil Specter had them all painted on the door.
Title: Re: Daytona Coupe CSX2287 at Bonneville
Post by: Shelby_r_b on March 13, 2019, 01:05:11 AM
Phil Specter had them all painted on the door.

What a righteous picture! Iíve read about Philís exploits in this car, but Iíve never seen a picture showing this artistic skills  ;D

Unfortunately, the stories post this picture are incredibly tragic.  :'(
Title: Re: Daytona Coupe CSX2287 at Bonneville
Post by: 557 on March 13, 2019, 01:36:33 AM
Well Philís ďcastleĒin Alhambra is on the market.So,if you have 5 large doing nothing.....
Title: Re: Daytona Coupe CSX2287 at Bonneville
Post by: SunDude on March 13, 2019, 06:44:01 AM
Does anyone have a list of the records it set?

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1612/26085540350_9a8869073f_h.jpg)
Title: Re: Daytona Coupe CSX2287 at Bonneville
Post by: sd427 on March 13, 2019, 08:51:26 AM
Excellent, thank you.
Title: Re: Daytona Coupe CSX2287 at Bonneville
Post by: BGlover67 on March 13, 2019, 09:00:51 AM
Great picture!  Funny, this morning I was reading this article:

https://www.fordmuscle.com/features/back-to-the-future-peter-brock-revives-the-daytona-coupe/

I finally understand the difference between the 'American designed Daytona' versus the 'Italian designed Daytona'.  Now I can't unsee the difference in roof lines.  Peter Brock was truly way ahead of his time in car design.  He's a guy I wouldn't mind seeing Hollywood make a movie about.  But who would play him?
Title: Re: Daytona Coupe CSX2287 at Bonneville
Post by: Bigfoot on March 13, 2019, 11:29:25 AM
^^
Good article Brian
Title: Re: Daytona Coupe CSX2287 at Bonneville
Post by: Bigfoot on March 13, 2019, 11:32:19 AM
We had a good time meeting Peter Brock at SAAC Fontana 6 years ago.
Title: Re: Daytona Coupe CSX2287 at Bonneville
Post by: Blackcar on March 13, 2019, 12:39:04 PM
2287 is driven around the back lot at the Simeone museum from time to time last was when Dave Macdonald's family was there receiving an award from the foundation. Before being moved from the Father Devine garage at 8th and Pine st closer looks at the car were possible.
Title: Re: Daytona Coupe CSX2287 at Bonneville
Post by: mark p on March 13, 2019, 02:18:36 PM
here is the web info from the Museum's site, it simply notes the 23 records set.
https://www.simeonemuseum.org/the-collection/bonneville-salt-flats/1964-shelby-cobra-daytona-coupe

As noted above, at the demonstration days you can walk right up next to it and stick your nose (or camera lens) just about anywhere (after watching it run around the lot). Last year they did a re-enactment of the 12 hours, a couple of pix here:
http://www.saacforum.com/index.php?topic=39.msg22187#msg22187
^^^ that poster also sits next to the car in the Museum's display.

Title: Re: Daytona Coupe CSX2287 at Bonneville
Post by: SFM 6 S068 on March 13, 2019, 03:05:26 PM
My eyesight is not the best..........but is that a '67 or '68 Mustang in the background, blocked by the Ford F-100? If so, not sure the picture and date line up?
Title: Re: Daytona Coupe CSX2287 at Bonneville
Post by: Coralsnake on March 13, 2019, 03:17:49 PM
Probably a new 1966
Title: Re: Daytona Coupe CSX2287 at Bonneville
Post by: 98SVT - was 06GT on March 13, 2019, 11:59:40 PM
I finally understand the difference between the 'American designed Daytona' versus the 'Italian designed Daytona'. 
I think it would be more correct to say American designed and Italian produced.
Title: Re: Daytona Coupe CSX2287 at Bonneville
Post by: Steve McDonald Formally known as Mcdonas on March 14, 2019, 08:02:32 AM
Got to see it up close one day, was able look in and around it
Title: Re: Daytona Coupe CSX2287 at Bonneville
Post by: Mark500 on March 14, 2019, 11:00:08 AM
Small world.. I worked with one of the driver's brother, Tatroe.   His brother was telling me stories about Bobby driving a Daytona... I was thinking.. yeah.. right....  and he was RIGHT..  very cool.