With the innovative carbon fiber cladding we create in-house for our Shelby GT500CR line up, we build legends stronger than steel and 600+ lighter lbs from its original curbweight. That, along with enhanced rigidity, makes a ripped drive more responsive and more powerful. By being able to perfectly and consistently mold it to the exacting specifications of a Shelby, we’ve taken the best of European supercars and cast it into pure American muscle.

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"Since 1998, Carroll Shelby believed that carbon fiber would be the future of American sports car manufacturing. We believe the introduction of a carbon fiber GT500 Mustang and Cobra is a natural next step in the evolution of these iconic vehicles and builds on the legacy of the same innovation that Carroll Shelby was known for.”

–Neil Cummings, Co-CEO of Carroll Shelby International

Carbon Fiber 1967 Shelby GT500CR with candy red stripes built by Classic Recreations badge


We had a dream to use aerospace-grade carbon fiber for the world’s first carbon fiber lineup of Shelby-licensed GT500 models. This is the bleeding edge material that Carroll Shelby himself wanted to use on his Mustangs, but the technology wasn’t there for him. We made it happen. We are able to produce the material at an intensive and reproducible scale.


There’s a reason carbon fiber is used by the world’s premier motorsports groups. It’s ultra light and more rigid than steel or aluminum. But the challenge isn’t just to make it strong, it’s to have the resources to use it on a production level and the knowhow to create perfect panel pieces and consistent quality throughout the shell every time. That’s what sets Classic Recreations apart. For strength, our elite, repeatable process uses a preimpregnated fabric rein-forced with a resin system, typically an epoxy, to make the carbon fiber denser and much stronger. The magic of perfect reproduction comes with our own autoclave, a machine that uses high heat and pressure to force out impurities, ensuring a pure, perfect piece every time.

1967 Shelby GT500CR Carbon Edition body
Carbon Fiber 1967 Shelby GT500CR with candy red stripes built by Classic Recreations


These innovations in producing workable consistency and seamless panel fit have enabled us to perfectly reproduce the look of iconic Shelby in our GT500CR Mustangs. Carbon fiber is available to Shelby fanatics on GT500CR 545, 900C and 900S models, to add punch while reducing weight in these extraordinary muscle cars, delivering a power-to-weight ratio that rivals that of track cars and European exotics.


Not only are these icons cladded in ultra-strong, rust proof carbon fiber, they are eligible for inclusion in the Worldwide Shelby Registry. Each Shelby GT500CR model has been spec’d for performance and will receive unique badging and a personalized delivery experience, and include a donation to the Carroll Shelby Foundation. These are powerful machines, forged by Classic Recreations to do more than rest on a pedestal. They are designed and cast to be driven hard, like a Shelby should.

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