I agree with this. I don't want a Shelby unless it's a Shelby. I would rather not have to say no every time in get asked "is it real". Build some elements that made the GT 350s cool into the car, but don't go all out copy. Make it yours and enjoy it. However I know not everyone thinks this way. It really only matters to you and how you feel about it. Everyone on here has an opinion. If you want a Shelby you got three choices buy a real one, buy an all ready made tribute, or make one yourself. Any of them will cost you a good chunk of change. I am of the opinion that cars are meant to be driven. I drive my 65 coupe all the time. I feel there are enough period correct 1965 C Code coupes out there. Many just sit in garages and come out every once in awhile. I would rather enjoy my car by driving it. Part of that is using new technologies that exist to try extract all the performance I can out of it. Does everyone agree with my choices no. But in the end it's my car and it's my enjoyment not thiers.When I was driving my ‘66 Shelbys every day, the first words out of someone’s mouth was, “nice car”.
Always followed by, “is it a real Shelby” ?
If it doesn’t bother a person to have to truthfully say, “no, it isn’t a real Shelby”, over and over, & every time you have the car in public view, then go for it. I would think that would get on a person’s nerves. Thankfully I was always able to answer in the affirmative.
It seems to me to be a much better alternative to drive a Mustang that looks like a Mustang; a car that is magnificent on its own merits, than it is to drive a fake Shelby. A car that is always calling attention to itself as being such.