• Sep 7, 2009
Retrobuilt's 2007 meets 1969 Shelby Mustang – Click above for high-res image gallery

Want the muscular, retro look of a 1969 Shelby Mustang without any of the rust, engine problems and, well, cachet of a 40-year-old classic? Then fire up the eBay and check out what Retrobuilt has wrought.

What you see is not a 1969 Shelby fully restored to better-than-new condition. Nor is it a 1969 Mustang Fastback retromodded to look like said Shelby. The car you see is listed on eBay as a 2007 Shelby Mustang GT 350 custom-made by Retrobuilt to fool most casual observers into thinking the car is 38 years older than it is.

The auction description says the car is a prototype created by the company used to produce molds for fiberglass kits for aftermarket customizers. As the car has been built as a prototype, this coupe's doors are metal, as are the fins over the back glass. Front fenders, hood, quarter panels and trunk lid are all rendered in hand-laid fiberglass. The door handles are 1969 repros and the bumpers are triple-chromed steel. The rear wing is a factory-correct 1969 wing stretched four inches to fit the 2007's wider stance.

Barring some slightly wonky proportions, it's certainly a loyal interpretation of the original, and with a current bid of under $30,000, possibly an interesting bargain. Check out the gallery for many more pics.



[Source: eBay]


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      • 5 Years Ago
      Can't wait until somebody makes a Mustang II kit! Well maybe that would be better suited to the Focus.
      • 5 Years Ago
      um, it's a 2007, but looks 33 years older.... so that would be 1974, the first year of the Pinto-based Mustang II? i guess it was a typo for 38 years older?

      the only glaring problem with the silhouette is the lack of rear quarter windows, which balanced out the fake production scoops just behind the doors. they were small pieces of glass but totally necessary to get the C pillar correct for the real look. they should have added some black glass overlays or something to replicate them, since the entire car is fake anyway.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Good effot, but until something is done to fix the decidedly modern windshield and roof it's just going to look not quite right.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Um... good for you?
      • 5 Years Ago
      Amazing! Even uglier than the original!
      • 5 Years Ago
      Something about the rake of the windshield and the angle on the B-pillar just looks odd.
      • 5 Years Ago
      No. Just...no. The proportions are killing it. Too tall, too narrow, wheelbase too short, too compromised, a caricature of the original rather than a tribute. Aftermarket retro never looks quite right (and retro itself is getting pretty tired). If Ford had done this concept in-house, I'm sure it would look far less compromised and much more attractive.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Meh. not feeling it, but holy crap that takes amazing skill. I applaud the dudes who got it done.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I'm in love. The only thing I would change is the rims, and gone with an unpolished aluminum wheel that had more of a 60's look.

      The back end does look a bit big fromt he side, but otherwise I love it :)
        • 5 Years Ago
        Well good JOB I guess, but the thing is damn ugly. The new car's body lines don't match the style of the '69.
        • 5 Years Ago
        @artandcolour

        The 1967 GT500 had the 428 motor. Dual Holly 4 barrels. I had one for several months (didn't own it, just on loan. Not bad for a High School senior in 1972) That car was a blast. Idled smoothly at 650 RPM, ripped down I-5 at 120 MPH without breaking a sweat. Docile driving around town, but open up the dual quads and that sucker was a monster!
        • 5 Years Ago
        @ AMcA: you fail!!!!! Think you forgot the Volkswagen Beetle (also known as the Porsche 911)
        • 5 Years Ago
        If you bought a real one at least the interior wouldn't scream "Cheap Rental Car"!

        I can think of hundreds of nicer cars I could get for $30k
        • 5 Years Ago
        "Kit Car."

        That's what it looks like, that's what everyone will always say when you drive it, just like a Faux-Fiero-rrari. And to make matters worse, by '69 Shelbys were nothing more than an luxo-barge option package with a big motor, built on the factory floor with the rest.

        Why not just buy a real one and save the embarrassment?
        • 5 Years Ago
        Mustangs live for eternity!

        http://www.indianautotalk.com
        • 5 Years Ago
        What a beautiful job.

        This speaks volumes about the continuity of the Mustang line. Nobody else could do that.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Retro is cool.
      Lar7789789
      • 5 Years Ago
      I would love to have this car, i mean I can't afford $300,000 for the real deal, so I would happily take this.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Also, the front of the car is a '69 Shelby and the back of the car is a Boss Mustang. This is because the company intends to produce two kits, one in each of those body styles.
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