In an exciting update this week Classic Recreations have updated their website showing the new carbon-fiber bodied Shelby GT500 prototype in production. As mentioned last week, Classic Recreations have teamed up with SpeedKore Performance Group to produce the world’s first carbon-fiber-bodied Shelby GT500CR models. This […]
Difficulties Finding Shelby Parts?
Maybe it’s me and my lack of knowledge of the industry? Or my lack of contacts and not being in the USA or maybe it’s the current global situation such as COVID19? Though over the last 6 months it’s been increasingly difficult to find certain […]
World’s First Carbon-Fiber-Bodied 1967 Shelby GT500 Announced
YUKON, Okla. (May 20, 2020) – Classic Recreations, the Oklahoma-based builder of officially-licensed Ford and Shelby American continuation cars and restorations has enlisted SpeedKore Performance Group, the Wisconsin-based carbon fiber manufacturer, to produce carbon fiber bodies for its Shelby GT500CR models. The first of its kind, […]
Found: A 1968 Shelby GT500 Barn Find
Who says good barn finds are all gone? This just might be the ultimate find for the muscle car lover. A 1968 Shelby GT500 in true ‘barn find’ condition. The seller, who listed the car on Facebook, is asking $70,000 and claims it’s been with […]
Youtuber ‘B is for Build’ To Attempt 2015 Mustang to 1967 Eleanor Insanity!
I’ve been following these crazy Youtube builders for a number of years now, and I absolutely love what they are doing. My only wish was that they would tackle a Mustang one day. That day has come. This past week the guys bought a flooded […]
1967 Shelby GT500 Build Update – What’s Taking So Long?
You may be asking what on earth is taking so long in getting this Shelby GT500 finished, after-all it has been a year since I last posted any update. Well to tell you the truth this past year has proven very difficult for us to […]
Final Bodywork Preparation Underway
This week saw the body finally move offsite to the bodyshop where it will be receiving the final work done in preparation for paint and then reassembly.
Seat Frames, Diff Housing and Rear Seat Panels
What a difference a week makes. Just a short update to show you what we’ve just got back from the powder coaters.
Restoration Begins On Original 1967 Seats
Good news this past week. The car has been sent out to the body and panel guys for the last bit of work before the long task of putting her together begins. So that means all the smaller jobs need starting, one of which is restoring the old seats.
First Look – Installing Classic Instruments Shelby Gauges
For the regular readers of this site you will know that the building of my car has been a feat that has taken the better part of a decade. I’ve gone through the Eleanor love story and back again and am now setting my sights on a Shelby GT500 resto mod.