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Our Tribute The Shelby GT500 History

October 9, 2013 by admin


We at Retrobuilt have spent Millions of man hours developing a process that can transform your standard Ford Mustang
models 2007 through 2013 to the American Muscle car The 1969 Shelby GT500 Carroll Shelby Edition “CS”.


Perhaps there has been no greater Car developed the Mustang GT500 was Shelby’s greatest creation that transformed
production cars into performance machines. Carroll Hall Shelby (January 11, 1923 – May 10, 2012) was an American automotive designer, racing driver and entrepreneur. Shelby continued on to be influential with Ford manufactured cars, including the Daytona Coupe, GT40, the Mustang-based Shelby GT350 and Shelby GT500.


Retrobuilt’s owner Clinton White after being a muscle car enthusiast for over 20 years, and one of Carroll Shelby’s biggest fans embarked on a mission and after thousands of man hours and millions of dollars of development he created a process that could transform any standard or performance Ford Mustang model 2007 through 20013 to enjoy the exterior beauty of the Shelby GT500. It was a glorious day said Clinton White when Carroll Shelby his self took the GT500 “CS” out for a drive in the summer of 2008 as Carroll Shelby endorsed the Tribute car by allowing Mr. White to manufacture and license his creation under the Shelby American licensing INC. and Carroll Shelby personally signed the dashboard of  the design and history was  made.

Clinton White’s mission to manufactured a vehicle with all the new technology on the inside and combine exterior with the same passion, integrity , and charisma of the American Muscle car that Carroll Shelby developed of the past was born!
Retrobuilt’s team had set out to meet there next mission, and this was to design and develop a production proccess
that would create a opprotunity that if anyone around the world had the same passion no matter what there budget


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he decided that he would make it possible to recreate a process that restoration of the very few 1967 -69 Shelby GT500 that were left created a void in thepartnered up with Shelby American Inc  to create a paten restro mod that  is as unique to the car industry with the same passion and determination of perfection that would pay his best respects to the greatest car designer, driver and entrepreneur th


June 4, 2013 by admin


Information provided from From the April, 2011 issue of Mustang Monthly provided for informational use.
Retrobuilt Mustang Mach 1 Conversions Stock Engine
Built on a ’10 Mustang GT, Retrobuilt’s Grabber Blue Mach 1 is powered by a stock 4.6-liter topped by a functional Classic Design Concepts Shaker hoodscoop. View Related Article
In our April 2010 issue, we reported on the Shelby GT500CS, a new Mustang customized to resemble the ’69 GT500. The red fastback was so impressive that we put it on our cover. Carroll Shelby liked the idea too; he licensed the creator, Retrobuilt, a private company in Nixa, Missouri, to put the car into production with his blessing, including insertion into the Shelby World Registry. Shelby American added the “CS” to differentiate the car from the original.

What we didn’t tell you is that Retrobuilt was already transforming another S197 Mustang into a modern facsimile of a ’69 Mach 1.

“Is this an old car or a new car?” we asked Clinton White, who owns Retrobuilt with his son, Clinton White II.

“It’s a new old car,” White laughed.


Retrobuilt Mustang Mach 1 Conversions 05 And Later Mustang
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A new car with old styling might be more descriptive since underneath the jazzed up body is an ’05 or later Mustang. This particular Grabber Blue fastback is a ’10 model.

From a distance, you may have trouble convincing your eyeballs that the fastback is not a vintage ’69 model. However, the S197 Mustang chassis is three to four inches wider, so Retrobuilt helps the illusion with trick changes, such as the front bumper. They start with an original ’69 bumper and add two inches to each side. The rear Sport Slats are off-the-shelf for the S197, but Retrobuilt must modify the mounting hardware to fit the modified late-model body. After all, the biggest part of the job is customizing the new Mustang to look vintage. This job involves unbolting the front clip, bumper cover, and rear decklid, and hanging quarters and door shells. The hood, front fenders, doors, quarters, and rear decklid are fiberglass. When the cars are finished, about the only original piece left is the roof.

Factory ’69 Mustang components are limited to the headlight buckets, side marker lights, and chrome door handles. The rear spoiler is a modified ’69 unit, cut and widened for fit. The pedestal mounts are vintage ’69.

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June 4, 2013 by admin



Retrobuilt can design models 2007 -2014 Ford GT Mustang to have the look and feel of the 1969 GT500 Carroll Shelby Edition retromod. Transfor your convertible to look like the American Muscle car of 1969, with the power of the future.


Start by deciding to transform your current model or have us search or database of used Ford Mustangs or visit  special participating dealers across the United States.

The process is simple and can take less than 8 weeks to complete

Image driving a Retrobuilt made Carroll Shelby Edition 196 GT 500 sport the new TREMEC 6-speed manual transmission
with all leather interior,  selectable electronic power- assisted steering, navigation package and rear view cameras.

The cost of restoring a Original 1969 Shelby GT500 an cost up to $190,000.000 and take years to complete. We offer a solution for less than 1/3 the cost with all the bells and Whistles. We also provide financing for those who qualify call us today Call 417-724-8150 Call Now  or contact us 


Retrobuilt Motors Custom Shelby GT500 Retrobuilt has spent over a Million dollars in designing the retro-fitted parts and spent tens of thousands of hours perfecting them to fit models now they can offer the public a low cost solution see pricing  .

All Retrobuilt Motors vehicles are specifically designed to not void the manufactures warranty, and there cars are  one of a kind each vehicle comes with a Certificate of Authenticity & is Licensed by Carroll Shelby Inc.





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March 28, 2013 by admin





This unique two day event held at the Springfield EXPO Center and offers over 70,000 sq ft of indoor exhibitor space with displays showcasing a wide range of exciting new products, services and programs that men will find useful in their professional and personal lives and will offer the latest “gotta have toys” available to view, demo and buy!

Enjoy a frosty COLD Coors Light beer, a Moon-a-Rita from T’s Redneck Steakhouse, Hooters Wings, Whole Hog BBQ, and see the coolest cars, trucks, ATV’s, motorcycles, garage upgrades, grills, tools, fitness products, games, home renovation ideas and products, lawn mowers, Hunting and Fishing, hi-tech electronics, Home Theatre, home audio equipment, hobbies, extreme sports, auto racing, and interactive displays offering you try-before-you-buy demos!! Samples, seminars, entertainment, music … and more!!

Of course, ladies are invited to join in on the fun! What better place to shop for “the Man who has everything” and the best part…..they get in FREE with a man!


Don’t miss the “Personal & Home Defense Training” Academy by Canovi & Associates, see product demonstrations, seminars, a silent auction, door prizes, win tickets to local and regional sporting events, concerts, and much more.

Cooler than a Car Show, better than a Trade Show……It’s the KOZL Man Show Expo!

See you March 29 & 30 at the Springfield EXPO Center for The Second Annual KOZL Man Show Expo!!!

For more information call 417-862-2727.


Autoblog Drives The 1969 Mustang

November 30, 2012 by admin


By Michael Harley

Blink your eyes and take another look. While all visual cues may be telling your brain that you are staring at a near-pristine 1969 Ford Mustang Mach 1 Fastback, it’s all a carefully crafted illusion – a very clever façade.

Hidden beneath that glistening Yellow Blaze paint, below the sculpted fiberglass and steel body panels, is a 2013 Ford Mustang GT. The retro-coupe features power-operated sport buckets with lumbar support, ice-cold air conditioning, six airbags and a full factory warranty. Lest anyone forget, it also comes with a modern fuel-injected 5.0-liter V8 generating 420 horsepower.
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Street Legal TV Shelby GT 500 CS Convertible Review

June 1, 2012 by admin


Many people dream of owning a classic Mustang, but few are prepared for the maintenance that comes with owning an older car. Valves have to be lashed, carburetors can be finicky, and those old brakes don’t stop like modern cars too. What if you could have a car with classic looks but all the underpinnings of a modern car?


That is where Retrobuilt comes in. For several years they have offered a conversion package that makes any 2005+ Mustang look a lot like earlier Mustangs. Their latest creation is a package based on the 1969 Shelby GT500 convertible, giving you the safety, performance, and comfort of a modern car with retro styling. Read the rest of this entry

Retrobuilt Offers 1969 Shelby GT500CS Conversion “CAR BUZZ”

May 31, 2012 by admin


Retrobuilt specialize in bringing the past into the future by offer genuine retro concepts, and their latest offering combines the amenities of a modern Mustang with the classic styling of the 1969 Shelby GT500.
Transforming A Late Model Mustang Into A Classic Hot Rod Blink your eyes and take another look. While all visual cues may be telling your brain that you are staring at a near-pristine 1969 Ford Mustang Mach 1 Fastback, it’s all a carefully crafted illusion – a very clever façade. Hidden beneath that glistening Yellow Blaze paint, below the sculpted fiberglass and steel body panels, is a 2013 Ford Mustang GT. The retro-coupe features power-operated sport buckets with lumbar support, ice-cold air conditioning, six airbags and a full factory warranty. Lest anyone forget, it also… Read More

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STREET LEGAL TV Classic BOSS 302 Conversion For S197 Mustangs

October 5, 2010 by admin

Classic BOSS 302 Conversion

Chris Demorroby  on October 5, 2010


The 2012 BOSS Mustang is one badass machine, evoking the spiriting of the original 1969-70 BOSS Mustang. However, it will be available in extremely limited numbers, and on top of that it won’t be cheap either. Perhaps you recently bought a Mustang, and you can’t justify another new car purchase so soon. Well my friends, if you absolutely must have a BOSS, there is now another option.

Mustangs Daily came across the Retrobuilt BOSS 302 Mustang Conversion Package for S197 Mustang. This will turn your 2005-2011 Mustang into a modern day classic…for a little more than the cost of a new Mustang GT. Read the rest of this entry

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