Shelby GT 500 by Retrobuilt

 

 

 





CLINTON WHITE, RETROBUILT OWER



CLINTON WHITE SR







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WHERE PAST MEETS PRESENT
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RETROBUILT’S MISSION:

SURPASSING EXPECTATIONS!

THE SHELBY GT500 CARROLL SHELBY EDITION “CS”

WHAT IS A RESTOMOD?

“RESTOMOD” IS A CUSTOMIZATION PROCESS MATING A VINTAGE CAR BODY TO AN ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY FRAME, ACTIVE SUSPENSION SYSTEM, AND UPDATED ENGINE AND DRIVETRAIN.

AMERICA’S CUSTOMIZATION INDUSTRY, AS SEEN ON T.V. AND WRITTEN ABOUT IN AUTOMOTIVE MAGAZINES, IS KNOWN FOR CONVERTING VINTAGE AMERICAN AUTOMOBILES INTO RESTOMOD’s; HOWEVER, RETROBUILT CHOSE TO APPROACH OPPORTUNITY FROM A DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVE…..

RETROBUILT WANTED ITS CUSTOMERS TO OWN A CAR WITH OEM, original equipment manufacturer, WARRANTY AND RELIABILITY FOUND IN TODAY’S MODERN PRODUCTION VEHICLE WHILE INCLUDING UNIQUE FEATURES FOUND NO WHERE ELSE.

“RETROBOD” IS THE PHRASE WE COINED FOR THIS PROCESS.  RETROBOD IS SYNONYMOUS  WITH PRODUCTS THAT REMAIN TRUE TO A CUSTOMER’S DESIRE TO OWN A PIECE OF HISTORY WHILE ENJOYING THE ADVANTAGES OF A MODERN PRODUCTION VEHICLE BENEATH THE “SKIN!”

HOW IT BEGAN:

EARLY IN 2007, RETROBUILT WAS STARTED BY A YOUNG MAN IN HIS SMALL SHOP.  HIS AUTOMOTIVE VISION WAS HEAVILY INFLUENCED BY THE LEGENDARY CARROLL SHELBY.  THIS YOUNG MAN’S EARLY GOAL WAS TO CONVERT A BRAND NEW 2007 FORD MUSTANG INTO A RETROBOD 1969 MUSTANG.  RETROBUILT’S FOUNDER DREAMED HIS FIRST PRODUCT WOULD BE ACCEPTED BY AUTOMOTIVE EXPERTS AND ADMIRED AND SOUGHT AFTER BY THE GENERAL PUBLIC.

HE DREAMED HIS MUSCLE CAR BUILD WOULD EMBODY ALL THE CURB APPEAL AND BODY STYLING OF AN ERA GONE BY BUT WITH ALL THE PRODUCTION TECHNOLOGY, RELIABILITY, AND WARRANTY OF A MODERN AMERICAN MUSCLE CAR PRODUCT.  IF SUCCESSFUL, RETROBUILT’S FOUNDER BELIEVED HE COULD OFFER THESE PRODUCTS AT A VERY COMPETITIVE PRICE WHILE OFFERING THE MORE DISCERNING CUSTOMER, WHO WAS NOT LIMITED BY PRICE POINT ALONE, A VERY PERSONALIZED ONE OFF VEHICLE.

RETROBUILT’S OWNER BELIEVED THAT RE-STYLING A CUSTOMER’S “DONOR” CAR BODY, WHILE ENHANCING ITS AUTOMOTIVE PERFORMANCE, IMPROVES VALUE AND CURB APPEAL.  OVERALL VEHICLE ENHANCEMENTS ARE LIMITED ONLY BY THE IMAGINATION AND COST CONSCIOUSNESS  OF RETROBUILT CUSTOMERS.  A FINISHED VEHICLE WILL CROSS TRADITIONAL GENERATIONAL CAR BOUNDARIES THEREBY EXPANDING THE MARKET AND IMPROVING RESALE POTENTIAL FOR THE PRESENT OWNER FOR YEARS TO COME.

BLIND TO THE TECHNICAL CHALLENGES THAT SAT BEFORE THEM, THE RETROBUILT FOUNDER AND HIS TEAM DID CREATE A ONE OFF 2007 RSC (RETROBUILT SUPER CAR) GT MUSTANG.  UPON PROJECT COMPLETION, RETROBUILT TOOK THIS CAR TO THE 2007 SEMA SHOW.  FROM THERE, THAT CAR WAS HONORED TO APPEAR ON THE COVER OF 5.0 MUSTANG MAGAZINE’S 2008 FEBRUARY EDITION.  AS THEY SAY, THE REST IS HISTORY, AS EXPLAINED BELOW:

HISTORY:

  • 2007  -  FIRST ALL GLASS ROOF RSC GT MUSTANG PRODUCED & DISPLAYED @ SEMA.
  •              -  ’68 HOLMAN & MOODY MUSTANG PRODUCED, BUILT TO LEE HOLMAN’S SPECs.
  • 2008  -  FEBRUARY, 5.0 MUSTANG MAGAZINE COVER STORY ON RSC GT.
  •              -  CONVERSION OF 67 – 68 SHELBY GT 500.
  •              -  MARCH, 5.0 MUSTANG ’68 SHELBY CONVERSION APPEARS IN 5.0 MAGAZINE.
  • 2009  -  FIRST LICENSED ’69 SHELBY GT 500 CS (CS – stands for CARROLL SHELBY.)
  •              -  NOVEMBER, RETROBUILT DEBUTS ITS SHELBY GT 500 CS @ LAS VEGAS SPEEDWAY.
  •              -  SHELBY’S TWIN TURBO & SUPER SNAKE MEET PRESS.
  •              -  RED SHELBY GT 500 CS APPEARS ON COVER OF MUSTANG MONTLY.
  •              -  FIRST RETROBUILT SHELBY CONVERTIBLE PRODUCED.
  •              -  FIRST RETROBUILT MUSTANG FASTBACK.
  • 2010  -  MARCH, WHITE RETROBUILT MUSTANG APPEARS ON MUSCLE CAR ENTHUSIAST.
  • 2011  -  RETROBUILT “REFRESHES” BODY DESIGNS & TOOLING.
  • 2012  -  FIRST SHELBY GT 500 CS CONVERTIBLE PRODUCED ON 2013 MUSTANG.
  •             –  RETROBUILT MAKES FOX’S NEWS WORLD WIDE
  • 2013  -  MUSTANG MONTHLY PLANS SHELBY GT 500 CS for JULY ISSUE
  •             –  RETROBUILT PLANS 2013 SEMA SHOW ATTENDANCE

 

Drive the American Muscle Car with the same look as the The 1969 Shelby GT500. Our Carroll Shelby Edition “CS” is so close to the original that every time you drive it heads will turn and crowds will gather to take a glimpse at an original one of a kind. Our passion rings true as there is nobody in the market today that offers anything close!

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