Donald Farr
Former Editor, Mustang Monthly
April 18, 2012

Wiring is next. Classic Recreations utilizes Painless Performance harnesses because, as Jason says, "They've never failed me." Of course, additional harnesses are needed for the fuel-injection and other aftermarket add-ons; they are adapted to the Painless harnesses with OEM-quality Weather Pak connectors, not solder and heat-shrink. Then the future G.T. 500CR is treated to Dynamat, up to eight boxes as the sound deadening material is applied to the floorpan, roof, underdash, and even inside the doors.

After the completion, each G.T. 500CR is run on a DynoJet chassis dynamometer for 70 miles before Jason or one his technicians takes it on a 15-mile drive. Leaks or other problems are resolved before delivery to the customer.

Specifications

G.T.500CR-545

Starting at $149,000


Color availability

  • Grey/Black, Red/White, Blue/White, Black/Grey, Yellow/White
  • Custom colors available upon request

Drivetrain

  • 427 crate engine (545hp) Mass Flo fuel injection
  • Concept One pulley system
  • BBK long-tube headers, ceramic coated
  • Dual 2-1/2-inch mandrel bent exhaust
  • MagnaFlow mufflers with side-exit
  • MSD ignition
  • Trunk-mounted battery
  • Tremec 5-speed transmission
  • 9-inch Fab 9 rearend with 3:70:1 gears, limited slip

Steering

  • Power rack and pinion
  • Flaming River polished tilt column

Interior

  • Carroll Shelby Scat Rally Series 1000 seats
  • 5-point camlock seat- belts and shoulder harnesses
  • Carroll Shelby Signature gauges
  • 160mph speedometer
  • Woodgrain steering wheel
  • Old Air Products A/C
  • Cosmetic roll bar
  • Deluxe '67 door panels and dash trim
  • Custom trap door
  • Carroll Shelby G.T.500CR floormats

Stereo

  • Pioneer CD player with removable face
  • Pioneer coaxial speakers (kick panels and rear trap door)

Wheels and Tires

  • Shelby 427 wheels: 17x8 front, 17x9.5 rear
  • Z rated tires: P245/45R17 front, P275/40R17 rear

Exterior

  • Shelby fiberglass body panels
  • Sequential taillights
  • Shelby G.T.500CR emblems
  • LeMans racing gas cap

Fuel

  • Electric fuel pump
  • Stealth 18-gallon fuel cell

Brakes

  • Shelby/Baer brakes: 13x1.1 Track front; 12x.81 Touring rear
  • Slotted, crossdrilled, and zinc washed rotors
  • Adjustable rear propor- tioning valve

Cooling

  • BeCool aluminum cross- flow radiator
  • Two 13-inch electric fans

Chassis and Suspension

  • Coilover front suspension
  • Performance-tuned rear suspension
  • Front and rear sway bars
  • Tubular subframe connectors

Shelby G.T. 500CR-900S

Starting at $199,000

  • 545 model plus the following changes/ad- ditions
  • ProCharger F1-R super- charger (790hp)
  • Three-core intercooler (21 psi)
  • 3:50:1 gears
  • Carroll Shelby Signature seats
  • Simpson 5-point camlock seatbelts
  • 200-mph speedometer
  • Digital Designs custom subwoofer enclosure
  • Four Digital Designs speakers
  • 1,000-watt Digital De- signs amplifiers
  • Shelby 427 wheels: 17x8 front, 17x11 rear
  • Nitto Z-rated Tires: P245/45R17 front; P315/35R17 rear
  • Aeromotive A1000 elec- tric fuel pump
  • Shelby/Baer two-piece rotors: 14x1.1 front; 14x.81 rear
  • Six-piston calipers
  • Rod and Custom coil- over front suspension TCP G-Link coil-over rear suspension

Available options for both models

  • Leather seats - $1,000
  • Flip-out screen with DVD - $1,000
  • Right-hand drive - $12,500
  • GPS tracking - $499
  • Automatic transmission (900S only) - no up- charge
  • Custom options available upon request