This is the first Cobra Daytona Coupe built and the only one built in the US. It first raced at Daytona in 1964 (where it got its name) and was leading until it caught fire in the pit. It wrnt on to win the GT class at Sebring a month later, and this set the stage for the Daytonas to dominate the GT class in 1964 and win the World Manufactirer’s championship in 1965. This car was the last Daytona to race, at binneville in late 1965 where it set 23 land speed records. It is currently in display at the Simeon Foundation Automotive Museum in Philadelphia where it is regularly run on the 3 acre lot in back of the Museum.
Located in Philadelphia, PA, the Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum is one of the world’s greatest collections of racing sports cars. Through our theme, “The Spirit of Competition”, we celebrate the history and evolution of these magnificent machines.
Assembled over 50 years by Dr. Frederick Simeone, the Museum contains over 75 historically significant cars including Ferrari, Alfa Romeo, Bugatti, Mercedes, Jaguar, Bentley, Porsche, Aston Martin, Corvette, Ford, and more.