When I think about the sixties, the first car that comes to mind is the Ford Mustang. There are so many great examples of re-imagined Mustangs from that era but I found a great one over at Classic Recreations. For a cool $149,000 they offer a beautiful variant of a 1967 Mustang convertible. The Shelby G.T.500 CR 545 Convertible is breathtaking in both presence and power. The details of craftsmanship are evident on their website and I’m sure it does no justice for the feeling you get seeing this car in person. It’s 427 C.I. crate engine pushes 545 horsepower through a Tremec transmission, down to the Z-rated performance tires wrapped around Shelby 427 wheels. I’d love to drive one of these. For now, I’ll just stare in wonder.
So for about three weeks I’ve had an infatuation with the ’80s version of the Jaguar XJS V12. I saw one (think it was an ’86) parked on the street in burgundy red and was just a bit smitten. It sparked an interest and I’ve been hitting up the search boards and ebay since then. Turns out you can grab up one of these luxury rides for under $10k and they are just as stylish now as they were then. Upon further research I even found the Lister version of this car that pushes over 480bhp and can be had for between $40 – 60k. There aren’t many cars this rare as Lister only produced 90 special tuned XJS in 1989. The Car reportedly hits 200mph and you don’t see that often for this amount of coin. I’d opt for the less affordable pedestrian XJS V12 but if you are a collector and want to add an absolute beast to the stable…this may be a cool and cost-effective way to do it.