SEMA Photos: RetroBuilt Gives The Modern Ford Mustang A Classic Makeover

Posted by on November 6, 2012 - zero
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Meet one company who really offers something unique to people looking for modern technology in the form of a classic Ford Mustang, RetroBuilt. It may look like a vintage ‘Stang at first glance, but notice anything different? Look closely at the body line. That’s not a classic at all, but an S-197 Mustang turned into a much older version of itself. They focus on 05+ models for this unique conversion. You supply the donor car and they’ve got you covered.

A husband and wife team own two of the RetroBuilt Mustangs that graced the SEMA floor this year and they are daily drivers. The wife owns the 2013 S-197 Mustang completely transformed into a ’69 GT, a classic vintage exterior with a modern and powerful heart. The donor car came from Oklahoma with hail damage to the roof and it was then buffed out and underwent the knife to resemble the good old days. The fogs are 2013 LEDs, the grille is a ’69 with two grilles fused together. Why? The S-197 is a whole 4-inches wider than the classic version. Two are needed to fit the wider S-197 body as well as merging two chrome classic bumpers. The hood scoop is a functional scoop made by CDC, Classic Design Concepts. It features ’69 door handles and retro style mirrors with modern controls and billet trim all around.

Licensed with Carroll Shelby, these guys are able to recreate a Mustang in which they call the Shelby GT500CS. Each one made will also have its own serial number, dash plaque, and Certificate of Authenticity.


This is the husband’s 2007 GT500CS in Grabber Blue. This donor car came from light wreckage and was then transformed into a modern Shelby classic, if that makes sense. Carroll Shelby’s name graces the dash as he had once sat inside of this car and signed it himself. This is definitely one car for dropping the top and cruising.

Interested? These packages can be added to any 05+ model and up Mustang.

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