1967 Shelby GT500 Convertible recreated by Classic Recreations (Photos)
Jason Engel of Classic Creations along with his team of highly trained and adept technicians have been and will continue in their endeavor to modify and customize high quality vehicles. Each of their creations takes approximately four months and 2,500 man hours to completely assemble.
Now Classic Creations have debuted the GT500CR convertible with a host of new options. The GT500CR is the only officially licensed 1967 Shelby Mustang in production and each of these have a hand built 427 cubic inch engine with high level of suspension, exclusive body work and hand stitched upholstery.
To be offered in two different performance models, GT500CR 545 model will have a 545 hp fuel injected 427, Tremec five speed manual transmission, Mass Flo digital fuel injection and a host of other suspension and steering facilities. The exteriors will be in five different color options and will sport authentic Shelby Performance parts and Shelby Le Mans racing gas cap.
The 900S model will also have all features existent on the above model but will have boosted power of 780 hp and will see a new F1-R ProCharger supercharged engine, enhanced suspension and chassis upgrades and racing style bucket seats.
Read the press release below for more information.
Auto News Release
CLASSIC RECREATIONS GOES TOPLESS WITH DEBUT OF THE 1967 SHELBY G.T.500CR CONVERTIBLE
Classic Recreations follows its iconic 1967 Shelby Fastback continuation car with a G.T.500CR Convertible officially licensed by Shelby.
Yukon, Okla. (July, 2012) –Never officially built with only one prototype car known to exist, the 1967 Shelby G.T.500 convertible is one of the rarest and most sought after collector cars of the 1960s. The debut of the Classic Recreations G.T.500CR convertible gives enthusiasts a new option, one that is bittersweet as the G.T.500CR convertible was the final Classic Recreations cars to receive Carroll Shelby’s seal of approval before his passing.
The G.T.500CR is the only officially licensed 1967 Shelby Mustang in production, and all G.T.500CR 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 G.T.500CR convertible will be offered in two different performance models. The G.T.500CR 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 color schemes and features authentic Shelby Performance parts and a real Shelby Le Mans racing gas cap.
The G.T.500CR 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. All G.T.500CR convertibles will include a hand-stitched power top.
About Classic Recreations
Classic Recreations founder Jason Engel, and his company’s team skilled technicians and craftsmen, have been modifying and custom fabricating high-performance vehicles for more than 10 years. Each built-to-order vehicle takes approximately four months (nearly 2,500 man hours) of painstaking assembly. Find out more about how to get your own customized vehicle at www.1967fastback.com.