This is the Championship Coupe, chassis CSX 2601. Its biggest claim to fame was that it was the Cobra Daytona that, by winning the GT III category at Reims on July 4, clinched the 1965 World Manufacturers Championship for Shelby American. The drivers that day were Bob Bondurant and Jo Schlesser. Chassis CSX 2601, our item #RLG18006, had also secured extensive winning records in the GT III class that year. In addition to first place at Reims, it was also first crossing the finish line at Monza (Bob Bondurant and Allen Grant), Nurburgring (Bob Bondurant and Jochen Neerspasch), and finally at Coppa di Enna (Bob Bondurant).
The Championship Coupe also competed at Daytona (Bob Johnson and Tom Payne) Sebring (Bob Johnson and Tom Payne), Spa Francorchamps (Bob Bondurant), and Le Mans (Allen Grant and Jo Schlesser).
Our version of chassis CSX 2601, item #RLG18006, presents this famous Cobra Daytona Coupe as it crossed the finish line on that historic day of July 4, 1965 at Reims, France. A well deserved accomplishment for Shelby American, on American Independence Day!