There is only one original 1967 Shelby GT500 Convertible. Built as a prototype for Carroll Shelby himself, the machine rocked a potent dual-quad 428 under the hood, and, like all early Ford prototypes, was slated for destruction after a certain period of time. However, the car was stolen and missing long enough to upset the natural order of things. As such, the machine escaped the jaws of the crusher and lived on to find a home in a museum in Volo, Illinois. Not surprisingly, the convertible is worth a heavy stack of cash.
If you'd like to slide into a GT500 Convertible of your very own, you need not fret. Classic Recreations has worked up a version of the mythical Mustang. Available with either a fuel-injected 427 good for 545 horsepower or a supercharged variant with 780 ponies kicking to the rear wheels, the modern interpretation blends the sexy lines of the original with modern powertrain technology.
Power steering, modern suspension components and a Tremec five-speed manual gearbox are all standard hardware, as are the killer 17-inch wheels seen above. Each model comes with a power soft top, as well. Check out the full press release below for a little more information or head to the Classic Recreations site.