Carroll Shelby's Cobra was dominating the international sports car scene in the mid-'60s, but he knew things weren't going to stay that way for long. As he was reassigned to the Ford GT40 program, Shelby wedged Ford's 427 cubic-inch NASCAR V8 into the Daytona coupe and packed up for Le Mans. The truck carrying the car wrecked on the way to the track, and the Daytona couldn't be repaired in time for the race — and the 427-engined Daytona would never see the track in a race. Now, six continuation big-block Daytonas are being built exactly as the one-and-only original, with aluminum bodywork, period-correct wheels, four-speed transmission, carburetors, and of course, the 427. Each has a Shelby American serial number and can be painted to the customer's specification.