Classic Recreations developed a one-of-a-kind Shelby G.T.350CR that will be auctioned at Mecum Auctions on August 16, 2013. The new G.T.350CR will feature classic Shelby elements, such as functional brake scoops, riveted quarter window covers, side exhaust and iconic LeMans stripes.
The model is based on an original 1966 Mustang fastback combined with a complete ground-up rebuild. The base V-8 engine was replaced with a new 7.0-liter V-8 engine from Ford Racing that delivers a total of 545 horsepower. The engine mates to a Tremec five-speed manual transmission.
Along with the new engine, Classic Recreations also installed new Carroll Shelby signature rally series 1000 seats, climate control, a top-shelf sound system, a dual-tank nitrous injection system, bespoke forged three-piece HRE Performance wheels, Wilwood brakes and custom paint.
A coil-over suspension and power rack-and-pinion steering handle all the corners that this hopped-up pony car encounters. The GT350CR also includes a four-wheel disc brake system with 13-inch discs up front and 12-inch discs out back combined with four-piston calipers.
After the first prototype crosses the auction block, Classic Recreations will put the G.T.350CR into production. The custom builder will produce only 10 units per year and prices start at $119,000.
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Shelby GT350CR by Classic Recreations in Detail
The model to be auctioned at Mecum wears a blue exterior paint scheme, combined with white LeMans stripes. It rolls atop a set of 17-inch HRE Performance aluminum wheels wrapped in high-performance tires.
For the interior, the custom builder installed new seats with five-point Camlock seatbelts, a wood-grain and aluminum steering wheel, and a 160 mph speedometer.