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1968 Shelby GT500CR Restomod Fastback

  • Exceptional restomod of a legendary Shelby
  • Fully licensed and authorized edition
  • Superb workmanship and equipment
  • Performance that even Carroll Shelby admired

VIN: 8F02J205773

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Shelby Serial No: SCR0017

Whenever the late Carroll Shelby was asked the question, "What is your favorite car?" his answer was always the same, "The next one!" Enthusiasts need look no further for your "next one" with this fabulous Shelby GT500CR Fastback. Created, licensed, and assembled by Classic Recreations, hence the "CR" designation, this awesome machine is pure power and beauty; it delivers better road handling and more performance than the original cars ever did. Starting with a solid donor Mustang, the skilled craftsmen at Classic Recreations delivered excellence in the restoration of the body, finishing it in a deep rich Midnight Blue accented by a pair of white competition stripes. Classic Recreations then started to fill this classic design with updated and modern interior features starting with a set of Carroll Shelby high-back bucket seats finished with black vinyl, replicating the feel and appearance of the originals. The dashboard was restored and equipped with a full set of Shelby signature gauges from AutoMeter presenting the 160-mph speedometer and 10,000-RPM tachometer center stage with four more important gauges for fuel level, oil pressure, water temperature and electrical system, plus a matching stylish quartz clock, the latter pair mounted in the center panel. A custom embroidered center storage console is mounted between the bucket seats and carries a replica of Shelby's trademark signature, a sign of his approval. For entertainment, a Pioneer sound system has been installed with a pair of DD Audio speakers mounted in the rear panels. However, what makes this GT500CR really special is what is hidden under the hood.

Starting with a Ford Performance 427-cubic-inch crate engine, it produces a healthy 545 horsepower with the help of the Pro-M fuel injection system. This is backed up with a Tremec five-speed manual transmission that sends the power to the rear wheels via a FAB 9-inch Equa-Lock rear axle sporting a set of 3.70:1 gears. Shelby designed disc brakes with six-piston calipers up front and four piston units to the rear promise to stop this wild pony straight and sure every time. An adjustable coil over suspension allows the driver to dial-in the desired ride and is accompanied by front and rear oversized sway bars. All of this is connected with the tubular sub-frame protected by a heavy-duty skid plate which protects vital components from any unanticipated road hazards. Occupants are kept cool with a modern air-conditioning system driven by the Concept One Serpentine Pulley system while the engine temperatures are maintained with a custom installed Be Cool radiator and dual electrically-operated, thermostatically-controlled fans. An MSD Ignition system promises sure-fire delivery to the spark plugs while the exhaust is ported through a set of custom ceramic coated headers and channeled to sleek and effective side exhaust. High octane is delivered to the mighty V-8 from an 18-gallon fuel cell which makes sure you can go the distance.

Retaining the looks and appeal of an original Shelby, this authorized and licensed edition is something much more modern in terms of drivability. This restomod has been driven and enjoyed with great care and shows just over 3,150 miles from its build at the time of cataloging. When new, Shelby Mustangs were not hidden away, but were put into service by their owners and those experiences are what created the legends we honor today. New orders for these cars start with a build cost of over $420,000. This is your opportunity to not only own what is sure to be a legendary modern machine, but a chance to get out and create your own stories of exhilaration, excitement, and ability to command unbridled power on the road.

Please Note: This car is titled as a 1968 Ford Mustang.

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