Classic Recreations, a licensed builder of classic Shelby Mustangs from Yukon, Oklahoma, released a custom-build Blurple Ford Shelby GT500CR, based on the old 1967 Mustang GT500. Jason Engel and his team build this muscle car by hand in the United States for a customer from Middle East.
Exterior and Interior Design
“What is Blurple?”, you may ask. It is the name of the paint of the car, manufactured by BASF Glasurit, which appears blue or purple, depending on the light. Various updates include MagnaFlow stainless steel exhaust system, QA1 high quality coil-overs, upgraded front suspension from Rod and Custom, Total Control G-Link 4-bar rear suspension, Varishock shocks, Wilwood six-piston brakes, and 18-inch Shelby 427 wheels wrapped in BFG Rival tires. All this have a good impact on handling.
Inside, the Ford Shelby GT500CR is equipped with the Carroll Shelby signature seats, woodgrain aluminum steering wheel, custom gauges from Carroll Shelby, Old Air Products A/C system, JVC head unit, Kicker speakers and amplifier, and custom armrest.
Engine and Specs
Classic Recreations put a supercharged 7.0L V-8 stroker engine from Ford Performance under the car’s hood. It can deliver 770 horsepower to the rear wheels. This makes the Blurple 1967 Ford Shelby GT500CR a real beast on the road. Be Cool custom radiator and SPAL dual fans are added to reduce heating.
Here are the full specs of this custom-made powertrain:
Engine: Ford Performance 427ci custom-built engine
Forced Induction: F1-R Procharger (Intercooled)
Engine Extras: FAST XFI Injection
Horsepower: 770 hp (to the wheels)
Rear End Manufacturer: Fab 9
Rear End Type: 9-inch
Drive Shaft: Carbon Fiber
Blurple Shelby GT500CR Price
We don’t know who is the owner of the Blurple 1967 Ford Shelby GT500CR, he wanted to stay anonymous. But we do know that this classic Shelby Mustang will be delivered to the Middle East and that the customer spent $234,000 for its restoration.