Peter Brock Explains Why the Shelby Daytona Coupe Is an American Treasure

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Last week, the Historic Vehicle Association revealed that the 1964 Shelby Daytona Coupe is the first automobile to be registered with the US Heritage Documentation, joining more than 40,000 historic buildings and monuments that are significant to the history of the United States.
Although most racing enthusiasts considered the Daytona Coupe a national treasure before the vehicle was placed on the National Historic Vehicle Registration, Shelby’s V8-powered race car is finally getting the recognition it deserves, 50 years after the CSX2287 prototype was built.

To mark the occasion, This Car Matters released a 2-minute video in which Peter Brock, the man that designed the vehicle that won the FIA World Sportscar Championship in 1965, explains why the Shelby Daytona Coupe is a real American treasure.

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