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Daytonas at Le Mans 1965

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Daytonas at Le Mans 1965
 
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The details of this photo say a lot. The rocker panels are painted with "Alan Mann Racing Ltd", which indicate it was Mann's team that raced the Daytonas, and won the World Championship, in 1965 while the rest of Shelby American was focused on the GT40 program with Ford.

You can also see the evolution of the Daytona bodies. The far right Daytona is CSX 2287, the first Daytona made. You can tell this by the smaller wheel wells which were then bent outward to give the mechanics enough room to reach in and change wheels and tires. The later Daytonas (as in #12 (CSX 2601) seen in the center) were built with the wheel wells larger to start with.

Also shown are details like the tape covers that were placed over the headlight covers to protect them when not in use.

Standing in front of the cars are Shelby American driver Alan Grant (who co-drove car #12 with Jo Schlesser) and engine builder Jack Hoare (back to the camera) with another crew member to the right. The suites for the Daytona team hovered above their pit area where a group of people are enjoying the scene. Below them are the infamous French Gendarme, protecting the cars from onlookers.

Be sure to order this photo in a large size so you can see all of these great details.

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