As their name obviously suggests, Classic Recreations is an American tuning company that specializes in taking the iconic cars of yesteryear and turning them into modern models. Their creations feature the latest in today’s technology mixed in with original and classic looks. The company’s latest project doesn’t deviate from that description as the team over at CR has taken on the task of building the legendary 1965 Shelby G.T.350.
Classic Recreations did plenty of work on the car at their facility in Oklahoma, including a complete restoration work on the car’s body while also outfitting it with today’s technology. It’s a car that will definitely cater to old-school aficionados, as well as modern-day torque twisters. Sure, it won’t come cheap - the base price is $119,000 - but anybody knows there’s a certain price to be paid for speed, power, and nostalgia. The Shelby G.T.350CR has all three of those qualities wrapped in one awesome package.
Find out more about the Shelby G.T.350CR after the jump.
Exterior and Interior
1965 Shelby Mustang GT350
The overall base of the vehicle is an original 1965 or 1966 Ford Mustang Fastback that was given a complete restoration job courtesy of Classic Restorations. From the media blasting to the sheet metal replacement and authentic Carroll Shelby exterior fiberglass enhancements, no stones were left unturned to ensure the car retained its classic looks while also looking fresh and damper for the modern-day setting. This includes putting in a tubular sub-frame chassis with a cosmetic rollbar, coilover suspension on the front and rear, and oversized sway bars. Classic Restorations also offers plenty of paint finishes for the car, including White/Blue ,Red/White, Blue/White, and Black/Gold with other custom colors available upon request.
Rounding out the exterior changes are a set of 17" G.T.350CR aluminum wheels wrapped in high-performance Z-Rated tires with Shelby/Wilwood 13"X1.1" 4 Piston brakes in the front and matching 12"X.81" 4 Pistons in the back.
Inside the car, Classic Restorations did the same job of restoring the old while also adding modern elements to it, including putting in Carroll Shelby Scat Rally Series 1000 seats, five-point Camlock seatbelts, a woodgrain aluminum steering wheel, Carroll Shelby Signature gauges, an Old Air Products A/C system, a 160-mph speedometer, Carroll Shelby G.T.350CR, and a Pioneer CD Player with a removable face, 4-channel amplifiers, and coxial speakers.
Under the hood, the entry-level version of the car will carry a 7.0-liter V8 engine that produces an impressive 545 horsepower. Then there’s a supercharged version that climbs the output to 645 horsepower and another version with an intercooler that comes with 745 horsepower. The final version is even more powerful with a twin-turbo that will tip the 1,000 horsepower peak.
The price for the car begins at $119,000 with accompanying inclusion to the Shelby American Worldwide Registry.
But if you’re looking into adding even more options to your car, Classic Restorations is offering plenty of upgrades to choose from, which you’ll find in the following lists below.
| Drivetrain Upgrades || Price |
| Aluminum Block || $4,000 |
| Supercharger (645 horsepower) || $4,500 |
| Intercooler (745 horsepower) || $1,000 |
| Twin-Turbo with Intercooler (1,000 horsepower) || $9,000 |
| Interior Upgrades || Price |
| Carroll Shelby G.T.500CR Console || $850 |
| 200 mph Speedometer || $350 |
| KPH Gauges || $500 |
| Right-Hand-Drive || $12,500 |
| Leather || $1,200 |
| GPS Tracking Device || $499 |
| Digital Designs Custom Subwoofer and Amplifier ||$1,500 |
| Flip-Out DVD with Navigation || $1,000 |
| Wheels and Tires Upgrades || Price |
| 17x9.5 Rear Wheel Upgrade & 275/40/17 Tires || $850 |
| 18" Front and Rear Wheel & Tire Upgrade || $1,500 |
| 18x11 Rear Wheel Upgrade With Mini Tub || $5,500 |
|Suspension & Brakes Upgrades || Price |
| Double Adjustable Coilover Shocks || $1,500 |
| 6 Piston Front and Rear Upgrade $3,500 |
Modern-day iterations of classic cars are nothing new in this industry with another recent example making the news lately: the 1964 Pontiac GTO-R by Raybestos Garage.
Both models technically come from almost the same year so once upon a time, these two cars were real rivals in the muscle car segment. Today, you can still make that case, with the only caveat being that this G.T.350CR comes with more powertrain options than that of the GTO-R.
The exterior details of this Mustang also look to be fresher compared to the GTO-R, although that will most likely be left to the eyes of the beholder. But the biggest difference between the two is that as far as we know, the GTO-R is a one-off version that’s being given away by Raybestos Garage and this one will cost you well into the six-digit figures to purchase.
Love the restoration job
Plenty of powertrain options
Classic car meets new-school technology
Pretty expensive, no?
Maintenance could be a problem