Bondurant Edition Shelby Cobra & Daytona Coupe Revealed

In honor of the 50th anniversary of Bondurant Racing School, Shelby American released three special edition cars, unveiled to the public at the Barrett-Jackson auction in Scottsdale, Arizona. The company will offer the special Cobras in liveries used by Bondurant during his racing career, including the Roadster CSX2345 as the #3 car that Bondurant won his class at the 1964 Grand Prix de Spa; the Roadster CSX2345 #21 from the 1965 Rossfeld Mountain Hill Climb; and the 1964 Daytona Coupe CSX2601 #26.

Bob and Pat Bondurant addressed the Barrett-Jackson crowd at the Scottsdale, Arizona, auction.

The Bob Bondurant edition cars each will bear a CSX2000 Shelby serial number. The lucky few who nab these Shelby Cobra roadsters and Daytonas will also receive driver training at the Bondurant Racing School. Only 50 of the cars will be built and will come with a serial number sequence between CSX2750-2799.

Powered by small-block Ford engines, the Cobras dominated sports car racing from 1963-1966. Legendary pilots of these iconic race cars were Dan Gurney, Phil Hill, Dave MacDonald, Ken Miles, Allen Grant, and Bob Bondurant.

This glorious history is one of the many reasons that Shelby still offers the iconic Cobras and Daytonas today. — Gary Patterson, Shelby American

“The small-block Shelby Cobra roadsters and Daytona Coupes crushed Ferrari to win the FIA sportscar world championship in 1965,” Gary Patterson, president of Shelby American, said. “That achievement has never been matched by another American carmaker. This glorious history is one of the many reasons that Shelby still offers the iconic Cobras and Daytonas today. Our Cobras are extremely fast, very engaging to drive and retain classic good looks that still turn heads fifty years after winning it all. Given their rarity, the Shelby’s offer instant collectability.”

Bondurant joined Carroll Shelby’s racing team for the final three races of the 1963 season. He won all of them in a 289 Cobra roadster. Bob then went to Europe in 1964 to win the GT class at Le Mans with teammate Dan Gurney in the Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupe. He drove both Shelby Cobra roadsters and Daytona Coupes during 1965, winning seven out of 10 total FIA World Championship races. His incredible feat secured the FIA GT Championship title for Ford and Shelby.

I’m very proud to have been behind the wheel when we won the FIA World Championship on July 4, 1965. —Bob Bondurant

“I’m very proud to have been behind the wheel when we won the FIA World Championship on July 4, 1965,” Bob Bondurant said. “That victory was for everyone in America. I loved driving any version of the Shelby Cobra, from taking a roadster up a tough hill climb to hitting close to 200 mph in a Coupe on one of the high-speed tracks. The Shelby American team was incredible as they made the Shelby Cobra a dominating racecar.”

Orders for these special anniversary machines are now being accepted. For more information, visit the official vehicle site here.

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Tom Stahler

At eight months of age, Tom Stahler sat in a baby stroller in Thunder Valley and watched Chuck Parsons and Skip Scott win the 1968 Road America 500. He has had the car bug ever since. He has won several awards, including the Motor Press Guild’s Dean Batchelor Award and the International Motor Press Association's Gold Medal for his writing and photography. When not chasing the next story, Tom drives in vintage road racing events.
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