2016 Factory Five Type 65 Daytona Coupe Could Be Your Ticket to Old-School Fun

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Ol’ Pete Brock sure had a way with a pen, didn’t he? His Shelby Daytona Coupes are some of the most gorgeous race cars to grace a track. What’s more, with the mechanical backing of Carroll Shelby-fettled 289 Ford V-8s and the underpinnings of a Cobra, these beauties carved their name in racing lore by cruising to the 1965 FIA World Manufacturer’s Championship, besting the likes of Ferrari by a longshot. In just two short years, the Daytona Coupes had amassed a pedigree more stunning than their bodywork. Just six Daytona Coupes were made, however, and with a reputation like that, they’re all but unobtanium now.

Luckily, a few small-scale manufacturers have tried their hand at recreating this iconic silhouette. Perhaps the most well-known is Factory Five, the kit-car company many turn to for replicas of not only the Daytona Coupe, but also the Cobra. Factory Five calls its Daytona rep the “Type 65,” and it’s a convincing tribute to the real deal.

2016 Factory Five Type 65 exterior side profile
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If the idea of rolling to your next meet-up or track day in this nod to racing royalty sounds like something you could get down with, check out this 2016 Type 65, currently up for sale on Hagerty Marketplace.

Factory Five began offering the Type 65 back in 1999, and in 2016 released the third-generation kit. Updates included additional cockpit space, an improved body shape, and a completely revamped, modernized space frame. According to Factory Five’s website, the third-gen car does not share a single chassis, panel, or body component with the previous gen-one and gen-two cars.

This third-gen Type 65, sporting Serial No. 180 out of the 482 built in 2016, was originally assembled by Wayne Presley of Very Cool Parts in Enterprise, Alabama, and was then acquired by the Hagerty collection right after. The car has remained in the Hagerty garage in Traverse City, Michigan, seeing only light use since arriving, according to the listing.

Features include a black powder-coated chassis, body cutouts, standard-width front lower control arms, coupe nose scoops, and air conditioning. Power comes from a Ford 347 cubic-inch small-block V-8 with Holley Sniper electronic fuel-injection system and dual side-exit exhaust pipes on either side of the vehicle. The engine mates to a Tremec T5 five-speed manual transmission, which spins the rear wheels through a 2015 Mustang differential with 3.55:1 gears.

Braking hardware is similarly stout. All four corners feature discs clamped by Wilwood calipers. Koni coil-over shocks handle damping duties. The Halibrand-style 18-inch wheels are wrapped in Michelin Pilot Sport tires measuring 275/35 ZR18 up front and 315/30 ZR18 at the rear, and a matching spare wheel and tire are included.

The car’s cabin features aluminum race seats with Simpson five-point harnesses, a factory roll cage, a fire extinguisher, and a quick-release steering wheel, meaning it should be ready to go if you were looking to tackle track days in it.

2016 Factory Five Type 65 engine Ford 347-cu-in V-8 rear three quarter with hood open
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Recent service items include a new power steering pump and new gas struts for the engine cover. Known imperfections include a few paint chips and a small chip in the windshield.

With just 10,966 miles recorded at the time of the listing, this low-mile Type 65 might be your ticket to vintage racing delight, or, if nothing else, the perfect conversation starter at your next cars & coffee event. At the time of this writing, the leading bid sits at $15,500. The auction ends Monday, May 6, and with no reserve put on the car, it’s bound for someone else’s garage no matter what.


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