Supercar for Civic Cash? Meet the $22k Daytona Coupe

What’s the catch?

How can this 390HP, mid-front V8 powered legend be so cheap and so clean?

If an original racing Shelby Daytona Coupe, this machine would be one of a handful of survivors and carry a price into the millions.  This core design’s handling brilliance, speed and reliability are what won it its Daytona nickname, after all.

So this raspberry beret is a replica.

So what?

The advantage of being a good, semi-authorized replica is that it is (nearly) brand new.  And built by Factory Five versus an individual kitter.

Imagine rumbling up to your local cars n’ coffee in a true LeMans legend — and paying your bank about $400 a month in total for the pleasure.


This machine sold for an undoubtedly disappointing sale price at the RM Sotheby’s Santa Monica auction the other week.  Its non-Cali-compliant emissions might have put off some buyers.  But whoever took this one home has a legend at perhaps 4% the cost of an original.

Unlike the 60’s racing legend, the Factory Five even comes with air conditioning.


2008 Factory Five Type 65 ‘Daytona’ Coupe

2008 Factory Five Type 65 ‘Daytona’ Coupe

Auctioned on Saturday, June 24, 2017

Without Reserve

Sold for $22,000

390 hp, 351 cu. in. V-8 engine Five-speed manual transmission Professionally built Features air conditioning Aftermarket racing wheels

Photo Credit: Matthew Eric Lit © 2017 Courtesy of RM Sothebys