Classic Recreations To Unveil $1.2M Carbon Fiber Shelby Cobra Race Car at Monterey Car Week

"We developed the Diamond Edition Cobra by starting with the question, 'What car would Carroll [Shelby] build with today's technology?'" said CEO Jeff Stone of Flower Mound's Classic Recreations.

Flower Mound’s Classic Recreations, builder of high-performance American-made Shelby carbon fiber muscle cars, will reveal the first of only 10 licensed Carbon Fiber Shelby Cobra Race Cars at Monterey Car Week in California.

The exclusive viewings are slated for August 18 at The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering at the Quail Lodge & Golf Club in Carmel, California, and August 19 at Exotics on Broadway in Seaside, California.

The company said its latest creation is a tribute to Carroll Shelby’s unparalleled design and engineering, which has “captivated collectors for 60 years.”

“We developed the Diamond Edition Cobra by starting with the question, ‘What car would Carroll build with today’s technology?’ Classic Recreations CEO Jeff Stone said in a statement. “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’re 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,” Stone added. “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.”

Motorsports history meets high-performance art

Only 10 of the Diamond Edition cars will be made, so this might be the only chance for many people to see one off the track, the company said. During Monterey Car Week, Classic Recreations said it will offer limited customer allocations for the Shelby Cobra Race Car.

The officially licensed Shelby Cobra Race Car (serial numbers CSX 4521-4530) was re-created to celebrate 60 years of Cobra and Shelby’s iconic heritage, the company said.

Eight remaining Carbon Fiber Shelby Cobra Race Cars are available to serious collectors at $1.2 million, Classic Recreations said.

The display will give visitors a rare, “exploded” view of the car’s design and performance engineering, including its CAD-designed, race-inspired chassis, billet CNC-machined aluminum assembly components, cantilever suspension, and other key components, the company said.

Capable of achieving 1,000 horsepower, the Cobra Race Car is anticipated to weigh roughly 2,300 pounds wrapped in an aerospace-grade, pre-preg carbon fiber body that weighs a mere 88 pounds.

“Elite collectors who acquire one of these cars at the show will have the privilege of owning one of the world’s most exclusive, legendary, classic supercars—a piece of motorsports history and high-performance art wrapped in carbon fiber,” Stone said.

Also showcasing Carbon Fiber Shelby GT500CR

Classic Recreations said it’s releasing limited allocation assignments for both the Shelby Cobra Race Car and its Carbon Fiber Shelby GT500CR models during Monterey Car Week.

Limited allocations for the Carbon Fiber Shelby GT500CR Mustang will be available, the company said.

Classic Recreations builds iconic Carbon Fiber 1967 Shelby Cobras, Carbon Fiber GT500 Mustangs, and ’69-’70 Ford Mustangs for collectors across the globe.

The company was founded in 2005 and says it pursues its mission “with innovation, craftsmanship, performance, and legacy at its core.”

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