Carbon Fibre 1967 Mustang Shelby GT500CR
Classic Recreations unveilss the first carbon fibre 1967 Mustang Shelby GT500CR and boy it’s a hum dinger!
Classic Recreations announced last year that it was teaming up with SpeedKore Performance to build the world’s first carbon-fibre bodied classic Mustang, which it named the Shelby GT500CR. Then, last September, the builder revealed that it had begun production on the very first of these carbon fibre bodies. Finally, the first 1967 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500CR is complete and ready for its moment in the spotlight.
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“Our Carbon Fibre Shelby moved from concept to completion in an unbelievable nine months, all during a global pandemic,” said Jason Engel, founder, and co-owner of Classic Recreations. “This first car in the production series demonstrates our ability to engineer and handcraft amazing cars by collaborating with key partners like SpeedKore. The muscle car is a breath-taking 600 pounds lighter than stock and has a power-to-weight ratio on par with most exotic vehicles.”
In collaboration with SpeedKore Performance Group, Classic Recreations’ 1967 steel GT500CR was blue-light scanned, designed, and engineered in CAD, and then permanently enshrined in plugs, from which future moulds will be formed. The carbon fibre panels are autoclave-cured, creating blemish-free exposed carbon weave alignment panel-to-panel, offering an exact-match replication and is the first time the technology has been applied so comprehensively to a vintage Shelby GT500.
The all-carbon GT500CR is powered by Ford’s 5.2-litre Generation 3 Coyote V8, which has been fitted with a 2.9-litre Whipple supercharger and stainless-steel headers, whilst the transmission is a Ford 10R80 10-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters. The carbon fibre GT500CR production edition also boasts a high-performance Wilwood brakes, rack and pinion steering, an adjustable Detroit Speed suspension, JRI Coilover shocks, quadralink rear suspension and roll bar. Wheels are three-piece Forgelines wearing BFGoodrich Rivals tires measuring in at 275/35/18 up front and 335/30/18 in the rear.
Inside, the GT500CR features an Alcantara headliner, Kicker audio system, Kenwood media centre and navigation, ProCar leather seats, and Shelby 200 mile-per-hour custom red gauges. Painted with Glasurit (BASF), Candy Red stripes, and then clear coated, the vehicle is available in a number of colours or with exposed carbon weave.
The carbon fibre upgrade is available on the officially-licensed Shelby GT500CR 900C, 900S, and 545 models. A limited Carbon Edition is also available, featuring exclusive badging, designated Shelby serial numbers, and includes a special delivery experience at Shelby American’s facility in Las Vegas. For every Carbon Edition vehicle sold Classic Recreations is offering to make a generous donation to the Carroll Shelby Foundation in the buyer’s honour – so buying one of these is actually an act of charity!
Pricing for the standard GT500CR with a complete carbon fibre body begins at $265,000 and several drivetrain and customisation options are available. The limited-release Carbon Edition Shelby GT500CR package begins at an eye-watering $298,000, with customisation and upgrades available based on the customer’s preferences in addition to the special delivery experience.
For more information, see: www.classic-recreations.com
Ford Performance Coyote Gen 3,
Whipple Supercharger (810bhp)
Tremec 6-speed Manual Transmission
9″ Fab 9 Rear w/ 3:70 Gear Ratio and Posi Traction Installed
Serpentine Belt Pulley System Steering
Rack and Pinion Steering Conversion (Power)
Flaming River Tilt Column (polished) Interior
Carroll Shelby Scat Rally Series 1000 Seats (High back)
5-point Camlock Seatbelts – Carroll Shelby Signature Gauges (white face)
Leather Wrapped Aluminum Steering Wheel
Old Air Products A/C System
Carroll Shelby GT500CR Floormats
Alcantara Headliner and Centre Console Accents
Available Country-Specific Upgrades
KPH Gauges $500
Right Hand Drive $12,500
Touchscreen Entertainment System w/ Navigation
Stillwater Designs 5 Channel Amplifier
Stillwater Designs Subwoofer
Stillwater Designs Component Speakers Wheels and tires
G.T.500CR 18×8 Aluminium Front Wheels
G.T.500CR 18×11 Aluminium Rear Wheels
Michelin Z Rated Tires 225/40/18 Front – Michelin Z Rated Tires 315/30/18
Rear Exterior – Exposed Weave Carbon Fiber Body
Authentic Shelby Exterior Carbon Fiber Enhancements –
BASF Glasurit UV-protected Clear Coat (exposed-weave body)
LeMans Gas Cap
Shelby Sequential Tail lights Fuel
Vaporworx Twin Electric Fuel Pumps
Stealth 18 Gallon Fuel Cell Brakes
Front: Wilwood 6 Piston – Rear: Wilwood 4 Piston
Slotted, Cross-drilled and Zinc Washed Rotors
Adjustable Rear Proportioning Valve Electrical
Trunk Mounted Battery Exhaust
Stainless Works Long Tube Headers
Dual 2.5″ Mandrel Bent Exhaust
Cooling – BeCool Aluminium Crossflow Radiator
2-13″ Electric Cooling Fans Chassis
Tubular Sub Frame Connectors
Adjustable Coil-over Front Suspension
Adjustable Coil-over Rear Suspension
Oversized Sway Bars Front and Rear