When there’s only one prototype of a car in existence, and it features the name ‘Shelby’ in it, there’s no doubt it’s one of the rarest and most sought after collector cars in the world.
That car would be the 1967 Shelby GT500 convertible – originally scheduled to be destroyed, but ultimately was stolen and missing long enough to now reside in a museum out in Volo, Illinois. Classic Recreations decided to give enthusiasts a viable option to owning such a famed model, creating the only officially licensed 1967 Shelby Mustang in production.
It’s a bit of a bittersweet announcement, since it’s the last project that Classic Recreations received Carroll Shelby’s seal of approval before his passing. But it’s certainly one he would be proud of, sporting a hand-built 7.0-liter powerplant that comes with either 545-hp or 780-hp. The latter of the two gets a performance boost thanks to a ProCharger supercharger kit.
Despite the classic exterior, much of the G.T. 500CR Convertible features modern technology including power rack and pinion steering, a Tremec five-speed manual transmission, 17-inch wheels, coilover suspension, and more. All G.T. 500CR convertibles will come with a hand-stitched power top.
No pricing was announced from Classic Recreations.