North Texas’ Classic Recreations Revs Up $1M Fundraising Drive to Fuel American Heart Association Campaign

Flower Mound-based Classic Recreations says it's manufacturing only 10 of its $625,000 American Heart Association Life is Why Centennial Edition Carbon Fiber Shelby GT500CR supercars. It'll give the Dallas-based nonprofit $100,000 for each one sold up to a total of $1 million.

Flower Mound-based Classic Recreations is making an exclusive line of “custom-built, one-of-a-kind supercars” as a way to raise $1 million for the American Heart Association’s Life is Why campaign.

To contribute to the Dallas-based nonprofit’s 100 birthday year, Classic Recreations is making a limited edition of 10 Life is Why Centennial Edition Carbon Fiber Shelby GT500CR vehicles.

For every custom-ordered version of the car sold from through December 31, Classic Recreations says it will donate $100,000 of the purchase price to the American Heart Association’s Life Is Why Campaign.

Only 10 of the cars will be manufactured, to be sold to collectors for $625,000 each. $100K of each sale will go to the campaign, up to a total of $1 million.

“The values of the American Heart Association align perfectly with our family-owned car manufacturing company, and we believe Carroll Shelby would be proud of our joining the fight against a disease that drove him out of racing on the heels of what would have been his 100th birthday,” Classic Recreations CEO Jeff Stone said in a statement. “We’re joining this campaign on behalf of our valued Classic Recreations employees and their families, our partners, and our growing list of customers.”

‘A true collectible heritage piece’

Bryan Stone, company principal and CMO, said the Carbon Fiber Shelby GT500CR Mustang “is a favorite among serious car collectors” and each of the limited-edition vehicles will be “a true collectible heritage piece and an iconic part of motorsports history, while supporting one of the nation’s most valuable healthcare organizations during its 100th birthday year.”

AHA Dallas Board Chair Mark Sanders noted that his organization is “committed to fighting heart disease and stroke and improving the quality of life for all Americans.”

“This unique fundraiser helps make it possible to continue to fund vital heart and stroke research, train millions in CPR annually, and support organizations in improving health outcomes in under-resourced communities,” Sanders said. “Our work wouldn’t be possible without the generous support of committed organizations like Classic Recreations, providing donation opportunities to their clients and brand enthusiasts. These corporate citizens provide a force multiplying impact and help us get ever closer to a world without needless suffering or death.”

Founded in 2005, Classic Recreations revealed the first of 10 licensed Diamond Edition Carbon Fiber Shelby Cobra Race Cars at Monterey Car Week in California in August 2023. The price? $1.2 million each.

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