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This year, to honor what would have been Carroll Shelby’s 100th birthday, Hi-Tech Automotive recently showcased a newly re-created 1967 Shelby GT500. This auto is classified as a “restomod”, meaning old car along with updated components; however, Hi-Tech has come up with its own term for this endeavor.
“At Hi-Tech Automotive, we are striving to eliminate the inconsistencies that are often associated with restomod builds. Our modernized 1967 Shelby GT500 is not a restored classic, but instead a contemporary version of that vehicle constructed from the ground up in a factory-controlled environment – a concept which we have termed a ‘repromod,'” declared Nick Price, Director of Hi-Tech Automotive.
The automobile is being offered as a rolling chassis from Hi-Tech Legends, a Utah-based subsidiary, with the paint job already done and ready for an engine and transmission to be installed. As far as engines go, customers have the option of either a naturally aspirated or supercharged 5.0-liter Coyote V8 from a new Ford Mustang or a 5.2-liter supercharged Predator engine from the Shelby GT500. They can choose between a 10-speed automatic or Tremec six-speed manual transmission, depending on the engine they select.
This vehicle is, without doubt, a brand-new 1967 Mustang, put together with pristine metal plates which have been precisely lined up and attached utilizing state-of-the-art processes. Each Shelby-exclusive bonnet, trunk, side panel extensions, as well as side air intakes are manufactured within our own premises from glass fibre reinforced epoxy. The 64-stage painting process, incorporating the distinguished Shelby patterns, works on Glasurit produced paint. The advanced and updated Hi-Tech GT500 should deliver an improved performance than the first, due to separate front and rear suspension systems and modernised stopping mechanisms.
Similarly, the interior looks akin to an authentic Shelby but modernized. Most of the panels are swathed in German Nappa hide, the ceiling is clothed in Alcantara, and the floor and trunk come equipped with plush OEM grade carpeting. The once disagreeable first seats have been exchanged byHi-Tech with Recaro Specialist M seats that are power amendable as well as a new Sony infotainment system that fits nicely into the dashboard.
If you’re looking for a replica Shelby Cobra, Hi-Tech Automotive is offering a rolling chassis for $214,500. However, with options and an engine, the price can go up to around $270,000. Although that may seem like a lot of money, this car offers a superior driving experience and can be tailored to the owner’s taste without compromising the original. Hi-Tech has a reputation for building quality replicas, and they have worked closely with M. Neil Cummings, CEO of Carroll Shelby Licensing, to make sure their product meets the highest standards.
If you’re looking to get your hands on a “repromod” Shelby GT500, you’ll need to act fast. Production of the model is limited to just twenty vehicles, and slots are allocated on a first come first served basis. Pricing for this model may change after those cars are completed, so don’t wait around if you want to get your hands on one.