Classic Recreations in Yukon, Oklahoma, has been granted a license by Carroll Shelby Licensing Inc. to build an iconic Shelby GT500CR continuation car based on ’67-’68 Mustangs.
Each Shelby GT500CR will be built with authentic Shelby Performance parts and with input and oversight from Carroll Shelby Licensing and the Shelby Automobiles technical staff. All GT500CRs will receive an official Shelby serial number and will be included in the official Shelby Worldwide Registry.
“I am humbled and honored by the opportunity to work with a legend like Carroll Shelby,” said Classic Recreations owner Jason Engel. “We pride ourselves on building the finest coachbuilt musclecars in the world, and I’m thrilled that this new opportunity will allow us to build some of the fastest and coolest supercars on the road today.”
Classic Recreations’ skilled technicians 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.
“We are still working out a few details, but I know Shelby fans will love the new car,” Engel said. “It retains the most iconic Shelby elements everyone loves with modern performance and supercar level horsepower. Then add the panache of having a real Shelby GT500CR complete with a serial number and the man’s name right on the rocker panel. For Mustang fans, you can't beat that.”