Basic Recreations Used Carbon Fiber to Design the 60th Anniversary Shelby Cobra Race Automobile

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Kimberly Hoodin

August 12, 2023

Classic Recreations will introduce the first of only ten 60th Anniversary Carbon Fiber Shelby Cobra Race Cars, designed to honor the original, iconic vehicle and its designer, Carroll Shelby.

Classic Recreations describes itself as dedicated to meticulously recreating and restoring built-to-order, trophy-winning, track-burning, high-performance cars, and trucks. With the new 60th Anniversary Shelby Cobra Race Car the team at Classic Recreations is celebrating a muscle car icon. 

The 60th Anniversary Shelby Cobra weighs only 2,300 pounds and features an autoclave-cured, aerospace-grade, pre-preg carbon fiber body weighing only 88 pounds with a perfect weave pattern alignment from panel-to-panel that is UV protected by BASF Glasurit clear coat. The car boasts an estimated 900 hp and will accelerate from 0-60 mph in only 3.2 seconds. The top speed for the race car is estimated at 190 mph, powered by a built-by-hand Ford Racing 5.0L Gen3 Coyote Aluminator engine. 

Carbon fiber is also included in the dash panel package with color-matched Shelby Signature Diamond Gauges. A luxurious commemorative emblem Shelby plate with 10 diamonds representing the serial number of the car is also featured. New owners will receive a stripe-color-matching carbon fiber race helmet. 

Jeff Stone, CEO of Classic Recreations, explained of the development of the car, “We developed the Diamond Edition Cobra by starting with the question, “What car would Carroll build with today’s technology?” Our team painstakingly recreated this one-of-a-kind vehicle to carry forward the legacy and vision of one of the world’s greatest car builders.” 

“We are going to Monterey Car Week to reveal a supercar that most collectors didn’t know was being developed, a completely re-engineered piece of motorsport history – listed in the Shelby registry. We continue to honor Carroll Shelby’s remarkable heritage and think he’d be proud of the legacy we continue to build in his home state of Texas.” 

Only eight Carbon Fiber Shelby Cobra Race Cars are still available at the price of a cool $1.2 million. 

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