All cars’ prototypes have very sad history. When their task is complete they get in jaws of a crusher and have no chance to survive. But 1967 Shelby GT500 Convertible is very lucky exemplar. It was build by Carroll Shelby for himself, and the unusual stallion had a dual-quad 428 under the hood. However, before being slated for destruction the car was stolen escaping thereby the sad final of its life. Some time later the car was found in a museum in Volo, Illinois.
No doubt that when you see the car you have a strange feeling in your body – your soul tries to get the baby by any possible way (may be that’s why the car was stolen). But the single real prototype cost a heavy stack of cash.
But don’t despair! Classic Recreations has worked up a version of the mythical Mustang with a modern filling. The body and interior almost the same as they are in the prototype, but now you can have either a fuel-injected 427 with 545 hp or a supercharged version with 780 hp. Power steering, modern suspension components and a Tremec five-speed manual gearbox are all standard hardware, as are the killer 17-inch wheels.
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.