Every now and again a car comes along that captures the imagination, and the Shelby GT500CR from Classic Recreations certainly does it for me.
Each Shelby GT500CR is hand built and starts with an original 1967 or 1968 Mustang Fastback which then undergoes a complete restoration including media blasting, sheet metal replacement and show winning paint and body. Modern features include authentic Shelby Performance Parts, rack and pinion steering, race inspired coil over suspension, oversized disc brakes, and more.
The GT500CR is the only officially licensed 1967 Shelby Mustang in production, and all GT500CR models feature a hand-built 427 cubic inch (7.0L) engine, modern performance suspension, model specific bodywork, custom paint and hand-stitched upholstery. Every car comes with an official Shelby serial number, badges and is included in the official Shelby Worldwide Registry.
The GT500CR is offered in two different performance models:
- The GT500CR 545 model features a 545hp fuel injected 427, built in-house at Classic Recreations using top-shelf performance parts and Mass Flo digital fuel injection. Modernized suspension, power rack and pinion steering and a Tremec five speed manual transmission add to the modern driving experience. Other features include Carroll Shelby signature rally series 1000 seats, larger 17×9.5 rear wheels and front and rear coilover suspension for modern sports car handling. The exterior is available in five different colour schemes and features authentic Shelby Performance parts and a real Shelby Le Mans racing gas cap.
- The GT500CR 900S model has all the features of the 545 model plus boosted power to 780hp with an F1-R Intercooled ProCharger supercharged engine. Other upgrades include a 200mph speedometer and racing-style bucket seats. The 900S also boasts suspension and chassis upgrades as well as 17×11″ rear wheels and wider ultra high performance Goodyear tires.
Prices start at US$149,000.
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