Sunday, February 5, 2012

Shelby Grants License to Classic Recreations to Build 1966 GT350CR Continuation Cars

Classic Recreations, a noted bespoke coachbuilder known for exotic Mustang supercars has been granted an addition to its license with Carroll Shelby Licensing, Inc. to include a vintage ‘Shelby’ continuation car based on classic 1965 and 1966 Mustangs: the Shelby GT350CR.

As with the 1967 GT-500CR, the GT-350CR will utilize original Mustang vehicles built in the 1960s as the base vehicle, which will undergo a dynamic retromod upgrade by Classic Recreations. There will be a limit of ten Shelby GT-350CRs built each year.

“We’ve been building the '67 GT500CR for nearly two years and it's been a fantastic experience,” said Classic Recreations owner Jason Engel. “We’re honored to work with a legend like Shelby and the cars we’ve built over the past two years have received a wonderful reception by collectors and enthusiasts. The 1966 Shelby GT350 is one of the most beloved muscle cars ever built and I'm thrilled this new opportunity will allow us to build our clients' dream cars.”

Every Shelby GT350CR will be built with input and oversight from Carroll Shelby Licensing and Shelby American’s technical staff. Each car built at the Classic Recreations facility will leave the shop with an official Shelby serial number, badges and will be included in the official Shelby American World Registry. While the car will appear very close to the original 1966 GT350 cosmetically, it will feature a host of modern mechanical upgrades to give it supercar performance and driving characteristics. More details on the new model will be released shortly.

"We had a great response to our Shelby ‘67 GT500CR and I'm positive that Shelby fans will love the new car," Engel said. "It retains the most iconic Shelby elements everyone loves with turn-key reliability and unbelievable performance. We also offer clients the opportunity to design their dream car, choosing every detail from paint and upholstery to a long list of performance options. All with the obsessive attention to detail that our clients have come to expect."

1966 Mustang Fastback Shelby G.T.350CR Features:

Color availability:
White/Blue ,Red/White, Blue/White, Black/Gold
Custom Colors available upon request

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
- Available Upgrades
Aluminum Block $4000
ProCharger Supercharger (645+HP) $4500
Intercooler (745+HP) $1000
*Twin Turbo w/ intercooler (1000+HP) $9000

Rack and Pinion Steering Conversion (Power)
Flaming River Tilt Column (polished)

Carroll Shelby Scat Rally Series 1000 Seats(Highback)
5 point Camlock Seatbelts
Carroll Shelby Signature Guages
160mph Speedometer
Woodgrain Aluminum Steering Wheel
Old Air Products A/C System
Carroll Shelby G.T.350CR Floormats
- Available Upgrades
Carroll Shelby G.T.500CR Console $850
200 MPH Speedometer $350
KPH Guages $500
Right Hand Drive $12,500
Leather $1200

Stereo system:
Pioneer CD Player w/ Removable Face
Digital Designs 4 Channel Amplifier
Digital Designs Coxial Speakers
- Available Upgrades
Digital Designs Custom Subwoofer and Amplifier $1500
Flip Out DVD with Navigation $1000
GPS Tracking Device $499

Wheels and tires:
G.T.350CR 17x8 Aluminum Front Wheels
G.T.350CR 17x8 Aluminum Rear Wheels
High Performance Z Rated Tires 245/45/17 Front
High Performance Z Rated Tires 245/45/17 Rear
- Available Upgrades
17x9.5 Rear Wheel Upgrade & 275/40/17 Tires $850
18 Inch Front and Rear Wheel & Tire Upgrade $1500
**18x11 Rear Wheel Upgrade With Mini Tub $5500

Authentic Carroll Shelby Exterior Fiberglass Enhancements
Carroll Shelby G.T.350CR Rocker Stripes

Electric Fuel Pump
Stealth 18 Gallon Fuel Cell

Front: Shelby/Wilwood 13"X1.1" 4 Piston
Rear: Shelby/Wilwood 12"X.81" 4 Piston
Slotted, Crossdrilled and Zinc Washed
Adjustable Rear Proportioning Valve
- Available Upgrades
6 Piston Front and Rear Upgrade $3500

Trunk Mounted Battery
MSD Ignition

BBK Long Tube Ceramic Coated Headers
Dual 2.5" Mandrel Bent Exhaust
Magnaflow Mufflers

Becool Aluminum Crossflow Radiator
2-13" Electric Cooling Fans

Tubular Sub Frame Connectors
Cosmetic Rollbar

Coilover Front Suspension
Coilover Rear Suspension
Oversized Sway Bars Front and Rear
- Available Upgrades
Double Adjustable Coilover Shocks $1500

Custom options available upon request
*Includes Engine Upgrade and Intercooler
**Includes 18 inch Front Wheel Upgrade

By Matt D'Andria

Source: Motorator