1967 Shelby GT500CR by Classic Recreations

1967 Shelby GT500CR by Classic Recreations 19.11.2010
1967 Shelby GT500CR by Classic Recreations 19.11.2010

American tuner recreates a classic model

American tuner Classic Recreations has remade a 1967 Shelby Mustang GT which it brought to the 2010 SEMA show earlier this month.

The G.T.500CR, as it is called, is, as the company name implies, a recreation and not a restoration. It includes modern technologies such as an overdrive transmission and a coil-over suspension.

Two exemplars of the G.T.500CR were in Las Vegas, one at the Ford booth and the other on display at Cobra Electronics.

Both models feature hand-built 427 cubic inch (7.0 liter) power plants tuned to 545 bhp (406 kW). Other specs inlcude the Tremec manual gearbox, Carroll Shelby signature seats and gauges for the inside and Shelby 427 17-inch wheels to ride on.

Keeping the G.T.500CR looking authentic are the deluxe 1967 door panels, dash and trim along with the woodgrain and aluminum steering wheel.

Prices start at $119,000 for the 545 bhp variant.

The Oklahoma-based Classic Recreations is promising a more powerful Venom variant for next year, with 780 bhp and a starting price of $199,000.

Source: Classic Recreations


Oklahoma coachbuilder brings two officially licensed 1967 Shelby continuation cars to the 2010 SEMA Show for Ford and Cobra Electronics. G.T.500CR Performance Model competes in "Optima Ultimate Street Car Invitational" at Spring Mtn. Raceway

Yukon, Okla. (Nov, 2010) - During the 2009 SEMA show, Classic Recreations founder Jason Engel announced plans to work with Shelby American on the first series of officially licensed 1967 Shelby Mustang continuation cars. One year later at SEMA 2010, Engel brought not one but two G.T.500CR customer cars to the show after invitations from Ford Motor Company and Cobra Electronics to display vehicles in the company's respective booths. The car from the Ford display was also called out as an "Ultimate Street Car" when Optima batteries asked Engel to participate in the annual Optima Ultimate Street Car Invitational (OUSCI) track shootout and television show at Spring Mountain Raceway in Pahrump, Nevada, the Saturday after SEMA.

"Having two customer cars in major booths at the SEMA Show was really a coming out party for the G.T.500CR," Engel said. "We are in full production and have shipped Shelbys all over the world, but having vehicles in the Ford and Cobra booths, then being chosen to take part in the OUSCI was a great thrill for us. Everyone knows we can build a beautiful car - this was our chance to show that we also build a fast car with the performance and reliability of a modern supercar. I think we proved that at Spring Mountain Raceway and we were truly honored that the crew at Optima chose us out of thousands of vehicles on display at SEMA."

Both G.T.500CR Shelbys on display at SEMA were 545 horsepower Performance Models, one finished in classic wimbledon white and guards blue, the other featuring a two-tone gloss and matte black paintjob. Both cars are powered by fuel injected, naturally aspirated, hand-built 427 cubic inch engines. Other features include a Tremec overdrive transmission, modern coil-over suspension with rack-and-pinion steering, modern vented disc brakes, a custom handcrafted interior featuring Carroll Shelby signature seats, custom gauges, brushed aluminum trim, and five-point harnesses. Each car is built by highly trained craftsman in the heart of America and require well over 1,000 hours of manual labor.

The stealth car was a key part of the Cobra Electronic booth display, where it was constantly surrounded by admirers and photographers. The white car was part of the Ford Heritage Display directly across from the Ford drift exhibition next to the Monster Energy stage, where modern Mustangs demonstrated Ford performance in a cloud of tire smoke.

Saturday after the close of the SEMA Show, the white Shelby competed at the OUSCI in four competitions: autocross, road course, speed stop and engineering. As one of only three Fords in a field of 60 top-tier supercars, the G.T.500CR stood out and made an impression. When the tire smoke cleared, the Shelby finished in the top 20 on the road course.

"The G.T.500CR is meant to be driven," says Engel. "Although the overall look is vintage Shelby, essentially this is modern sports car technology wrapped in vintage Shelby GT500 sheet metal. We had a blast watching the car do what it was built to do. Classic Recreations offers additional options on all our builds and next year we're bringing out one of our supercharged, 780 hp "Venom" models with four-link rear suspension and we'll really show them what we can do."

The entire Optima event, from the pre-SEMA builds to the awards ceremony, was shot for a national TV show, which will air in early 2011 on a national cable network. For full event results, more information on the OUSCI results, TV show, participants, official rules and more, visit http://www.optimainvitational.com/.

About Classic Recreations

Classic Recreations founder Jason Engel, and his company's team of skilled technicians and craftsmen, have been modifying and custom fabricating high-performance vehicles for more than 10 years. Each built-to-order G.T.500CR takes approximately four months (nearly 2,500 man hours) of painstaking assembly. Find out more about how to get your own hand built vehicle at www.1967fastback.com.


1967 Shelby G.T.500CR

Intro Model

  • Investment starting at $119,000


Color availability:

  • Grey/Black ,Red/White, Blue/White, Black/Grey, Yellow/White



  • 427 C.I Crate Engine (545 H.P.)
  • Mass Flo Fuel Injection
  • Tremec Manual Transmission
  • 9" Fab 9 rear w/ 3:70 Gear ratio and Posi Traction installed
  • Concept one pulley system
  • 150HP NOS Nitrous system (disarmed)



  • TCP Rack and Pinion conversion (Power)
  • Flaming River Tilt column (polished)



  • Carroll Shelby signature seats
  • Simpson 5 point camlock seatbelts
  • Carroll Shelby Signature gauges
  • 160mph Speedometer
  • Woodgrain Aluminum steering wheel
  • Old air products A/C system
  • Deluxe 1967 door panels
  • Deluxe 1967 dash and trim
  • Carroll Shelby G.T.500CR Console
  • Carroll Shelby G.T.500CR Floormats


Stereo system:

  • Pioneer CD player w/ removable face
  • Classic Recreations LLC. custom trap door
  • Polk Audio coaxial speakers


Wheels and tires:

  • Shelby 427 Wheels 17X8 front
  • Shelby 427 Wheels 17x8 Rear
  • High performance z rated tires (Goodyear) 245/40/17 Front
  • High performance z rated tires (Goodyear) 245/40/17 Rear



  • Shelby sequential tail lights
  • Shelby G.T.500CR Emblems
  • Exterior Fiberglass Enhancements



  • Electric Fuel pump
  • Stealth 18 gal Fuel cell



  • Front: Shelby/Baer 13"X1.1" track system
  • Rear: Shelby/Baer 12"X.81" touring system
  • Slotted, Crossdrilled and zinc washed
  • Adjustable rear proportioning valve



  • Trunk mounted battery
  • MSD Ignition



  • JBA Ceramic coated headers
  • Dual 2.5" Exhaust
  • Spintek Mufflers



  • Becool Aluminum Crossflow Radiator
  • 2-13" electric cooling fans



  • Tubular Sub frame connectors
  • Shock tower bracing
  • Cosmetic Rollbar



  • Performance tuned front suspension
  • Performance tuned rear suspension
  • Sway bars front and rear
  • Performance Model
    Investment starting at $149,000
  • Interior:
  • Carroll Shelby Scat Rally series 1000 seats


Wheels and tires:

  • Shelby 427 Wheels 17x9.5 Rear



  • Custom Front Crossmember w/ tubular A-arms
  • High Performance Front Coilover shocks
  • High Performance Rear Coilover system
  • Tubular Sport Sway bars front and rear
  • Venom Model
    Investment starting at $199,000
  • Drivetrain:
  • 427 C.I Crate Engine (780 H.P.)
  • F1-R Procharger Intercooled w/17PSI of boost



  • Carroll Shelby Scat Rally series 1000 seats
  • 200mph Speedometer


Wheels and tires:

  • Shelby 427 Wheels 17x11 Rear
  • High performance z rated tires (Goodyear) 315/35/17 Rear



  • Custom Front Crossmember w/ tubular A-arms
  • High Performance Front Coilover shocks
  • High Performance Rear Coilover system
  • Tubular Sport Sway bars front and rear

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Comments (15)

Davidwayne911 Davidwayne911
Sick car…american muscle,i love it
Mar 17th, 2011 7:35pm
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rinkstroet rinkstroet
wow brutal car
Jan 5th, 2011 2:37pm
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Yes please i want all of them!
Nov 22nd, 2010 2:18pm
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benzboy benzboy
I think this car is beyond hot and beautiful. 68 is my favorite Shelby year but this is very beautiful. Congrats to the builders.
Nov 22nd, 2010 11:03am
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joelynn joelynn
i want one with modern safety features and an AMG or M5 engine and gearbox, but visually identical- how much would that cost?
Nov 22nd, 2010 4:41am
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@joelynn, that would cost much much more, since they'd have to do a lot of redesigning (+R&D) to accomodate modern safety features (like airbags?). Something more affordable with modern safety? The 2011 Shelby GT500.
Nov 22nd, 2010 10:19am
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B_M_Gearhead B_M_Gearhead
The complexity of the computer systems involved to make AMG and BMW engines run would ruin the simplicity of this car, which is also it's biggest appeal to many. Also the cost of these engines is astronomical compared to these big inch small block Ford's. I see no need to spend way more money, make it way more complicated, way harder to maintain, and have less performance. If you want all that then follow eddie's comment 2 above you and get a used Ferrari.
Nov 22nd, 2010 10:48pm
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BrianWCF BrianWCF
4 photos added to article.
Nov 21st, 2010 9:11pm
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eddie eddie
$200,000, buy a used Ferrari
Nov 21st, 2010 2:10am
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norther norther
the car looks very nice. the overdrive tranny is a "modern" technology? :)
Nov 20th, 2010 9:09pm
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6spdterror 6spdterror
One of my all time favorites.....she is an absolute beauty!!!
Nov 20th, 2010 7:44pm
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MasterA MasterA
l0l I've read the press-release from the company about this car in late february!
Nov 20th, 2010 5:32pm
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GTurbo GTurbo
Eleanor! Looking good with yo' fine ass! The white paint job on the tyre rims does the bizz!!
Nov 20th, 2010 4:42am
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This is not actually an Eleanor clone. The GT500CR has toned down styling. The grill opening and hood are similar to the one on the original '67 GT500. I prefer this over the Eleanor clones.
Nov 21st, 2010 1:04am
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BadMrSnake BadMrSnake
It needs the classic big pipe rim & it would be awesome!
Nov 20th, 2010 2:03am
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