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Revology’s Stirring 1966 Shelby GT350 Recreation: SEMA 2016

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Florida-based Revology Cars is headed for this year’s Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show in Las Vegas next month, and they’re bringing with them what is hands-down the most exciting machine they’ve ever built: a 1966 Shelby GT350 recreation model.

Revology’s time-distorting Shelby GT350 reproduction is built around a brand-new steel unibody virtually indistinguishable from that of the original car. Pop the hood, however, and you’ll find a modern, 5.0-liter Coyote V8 churning out the same 435 horsepower as today’s Ford Mustang GT. Here, it’s paired to a Tremec T-56 6-speed manual – a gearbox shared with neither the present-day Mustang GT nor the 2015+ Shelby GT350.

Helping the Coyote to exhale on Revology’s Shelby GT350 recreation is a set of 1-7/8-inch Ultimate Headers, and a 2.5-inch exhaust system from Borla. A Currie 9-inch limited-slip differential helps the time-traveling fastback put all its power to the ground, with some help from a double-wishbone front suspension and three-link rear. Wilwood brakes – 6-piston front, 4-piston rear – bring it all to a stop.

On the inside, Revology’s Shelby GT350 benefits from advances in electronics. The car features a Dakota Digital gauge cluster with LED lighting and an LCD message center, and heated and ventilated front seats from Glide Engineering. The Pioneer infotainment system boasts such modern acoutrements as Bluetooth, voice recognition, navigation, and a reverse camera.

Revology’s reproduction Shelby GT350 is just one of many custom Ford Mustang builds slated to appear at November’s SEMA Show. Stay tuned as we take a look at what else will be debuting there.

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Aaron Brzozowski is a writer and motoring enthusiast from Detroit with an affinity for '80s German steel. He is not active on the Twitter these days, but you may send him a courier pigeon.

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