There were just six original 'Daytona' Coupes ever made. Those cars captured the 1965 FIA World Championship for America in the last years before mega-money stole American roadracing from its roots and from the average guy. Despite the fact that the design never entered production, those six cars, hand-built upon 289 AC chassis, became symbolic of the end of an era.
This car is one of the most unique and stunning shapes in automotive history. Even today, more than 40 years later, the muscular lines and aggresive stance has no equal. I know of no other car more capable of making a Dodge Viper driver appear to be wearing a skirt. While the dramatic design makes people stop and stare, only the hard-core car guys know its full history. You won't see three of them lined up at your local, and even at car shows these Coupes are rare birds. It is certainly not a car for everyone, but it is definitely the only car for some. Each Type 65 Coupe is true to the road racing legacy that gave the design its birth, and yet with modern engineering and technologies, our cars are much more livable than the originals.