Car fans know the unmistakable sound of a Mustang eating up the road. There isn’t anything quite like the pure American muscle car vibes that come with it. Though the new generations of Mustangs are pretty cool, there is also nothing like a classic car. Still, it’s hard to deny that some modern conveniences (like suspensions) are hard to ignore. Fortunately, today’s car wizards are skilled enough to bring the two together in a perfect package.
The new Classic GT500CR brings the incredible aesthetic of the original 1967 Shelby GT500 Mustang to 2018. Oh, and they also add lots of modern amenities that make life easier while riding in the classic. This car is built by Classic Recreations, based out of their facility in Oklahoma. Each detail is masterfully crafted and elevates the car to a whole new level.
This car offers stellar upgraded performance along with the classic style and feel of the original Mustang. It is, “The ultimate mustang in both design and performance.”
Even though there are some modern upgrades, they all feature authentic Shelby Performance Parts. The team starts with an original 1967 or 1968 Mustang Fastback and performs a complete restoration of the vehicle. This includes media blasting, sheet metal replacement, and an award-winning paint and body design.
The Classic GT500CR boasts a 427 CI Crate Engine that puts out 545 HP. It also features a Tremec Manual Transmission for that classic car feel. A new rack and pinion steering conversion adds power steering to the car that rolls on GT500CR Classic 17×8 (17×9.5 rear) wheels. You’ll also find race inspired coil over suspension, oversized disc brakes, and much, much more.
Inside, you’ll be sitting comfortably on Carroll Shelby Scat Rally Series 1000 Highback Seats. A 160 mph speedometer graces the dash behind a woodgrain aluminum steering wheel. A fully functioning A/C system compliments a stereo surround sound system including a CD player, 4 channel amplifier and coxial speakers. To upgrade the car even further, leather is optional.
Finally, the body evokes all the feelings of nostalgia and muscle car glory. From the stripe running along the bottom to the classic double stripe across the hood and top of the car, there’s no denying that this is a Mustang through and through. Let’s not forget though that you’ll be riding high in a car that looks showroom new even though it has a 50+ year history.
For the car fanatic, this is a must. The original Shelby GT500CR is an iconic car that has influenced what American muscle cars are today. The team at Classic Recreations has done an incredible job retaining the car’s unique qualities and simultaneously making it even better. You don’t want to miss out on this special classic that is experiencing a second chance at life. Zoom. Learn More