Ford Mustang Shelby Blurple GT500CR by Classic Recreations
The instant I got my eye on ‘Eleanor’ , feature in the refreshed ‘Gone In 60 Seconds; Hollywood production, I was in love; since then, all projects looking similar to the perfect Mustang – at least, in my mind – gets my undivided attention. Such is the case with this Ford Mustang Shelby ‘Blurple’ GT500CR by Classic Recreations
Any Shelby Mustang is worthy of attention, obviously, since the iconic fastback shape, gaping wide air intakes, flared arches and sexy taillights will get anyone drooling. There is more than one company to deliver a restored and customized Shelby Mustang, but the team at Classic Recreations stand out from the crowd with their incredible dedication and attention to detail.
The Blurple GT500CR shows off a blue-purple paint finish complemented by satin silver racing stripes; if you think the exterior vibe is overwhelming, you should check out the engine bay. The original engine has been replaced by a 7.0-liter V8, courtesy of Ford Performance, aided by a supercharger to deliver 770 hp to the rear axle through a manual transmission.
A set of six-piston calipers from Wilwood, working alongside QA1 coilovers at the front and Varishock units at the rear end, make sure the driver is safe at all times. A set of cool 18″ alloys, wrapped in BFGoodrich Rival rubber, finish off the exterior touches, while the cabin has been completely modified and now includes custom leather-wrapped seats, a distinctive wooden three-spoke steering wheel, JVC headunit and a speaker system courtesy of Kicker. The price of such a purple beast stands at $234,000.