Classic Recreations Expansion Plans
Larry Jewett - February 01, 2013 11:32 AM
Classic Recreations has always been synonymous with meticulously restored, hand-built Shelby Mustangs, but in response to customer demand, the custom coach builder will now offer restoration services for vintage vehicles of all makes and models at a new shop that has been added to its Oklahoma headquarters. The 7,500 square foot shop opens on June 5, 2013, and will welcome an additional crew of at least seven restoration experts, making the shop capable of all manner of projects and builds, no matter the size, make or model.
“Mustangs definitely have a special place in my heart, but I have a passion for all classics – muscle cars, sports cars, street rods and more,” says Jason Engel, founder of Classic Recreations. “I have very fond memories of building my first Camaro, and know that diversifying is something Classic Recreations is capable of. I’m excited for the opportunity to reach other enthusiasts whose choice of vehicle might not be a Mustang.”
Engel has extensive experience restoring a variety of types of vehicles. The first car ever restored by Engel was a 2nd Generation Camaro. The shop has built a variety of custom choppers, restored “woody” station wagons, hand-tooled custom panels for one-off muscle car builds and specializes in meticulous right-hand-drive conversions for vintage muscle cars going overseas. Engel explained that as muscle car values continue to rise and enthusiasts see these vehicles as investments they can actually enjoy, the need for an all-encompassing restoration facility with in-house paint and body, assembly, upholstery facilities and engine tuning all on-site so nothing is farmed out and details are strictly controlled became imperative.
Beyond the expansion, Classic Recreations will continue its core business of building 1967 G.T.500 and 1966 G.T.350 Mustang continuation cars. The G.T.500CR is the only officially licensed 1967 Shelby Mustang in production, and all G.T.500CR models feature a hand-built 427 cubic inch (7.0L) engine, modern performance suspension, model specific bodywork, custom paint and hand-stitched upholstery. Every car comes with an official Shelby serial number, badges and is included in the official Shelby Worldwide Registry.
Those interested in a Classic Recreations restoration should call and reserve their space in advance. For more information visit www.ClassicRecreations.com or call 877-235-3266.