There are only a handful of cars for sale in the world that break the million-dollar mark, and these days most of those cars seem to be on the collector circuit. Despite fresh memories of the global recession that tanked the market for collector cars, these days big spenders are spending incredible sums of money for rare and unique cars with historic claims to fame.
Among these big-dollar collectibles is the small batch of original Shelby Daytona Coupes. With a total production run of just six vehicles, coupled with the recent passing of Mr. Shelby himself, these rare rides have steadily increased in value. In 2009, the last time one came up for sale, it went for an incredible $7.25 million. It’s not the kind of car you expect to see or hear in your lifetime, but thanks to this YouTube video you can hear what $7 million buys you.
Honestly, it’s hard to argue with the price after listening to the Shelby Daytona Coupe race for long enough. If we had that kind of money, who is to say we wouldn’t spend it on such a car? Of course we’d race it, and it’s good to see not every high-value car collector keeps their rare rides locked up at night. Of course this can have consequences, but what’s life without a little risk? Seven million dollars is a small price to pay to hear that incredible sound in your ears, to feel that power in your hands.
Fitted with a race-tuned Ford 427 big-block, the Shelby Daytona Coupe was essentially a fixed-roof Cobra. It was light, it was aerodynamic, and it was insanely powerful, going head-to-head