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For the regular readers of this site you will know that the building of my car has been a feat that has taken the better part of a decade. I’ve gone through the Eleanor love story and back again and am now setting my sights on a Shelby GT500 resto mod. Not long ago I received the Shelby GT500 front end. You can see it here. Then I managed to get a custom order Classic Instruments Shelby gauge set from Classic Recreations. Custom in the fact that it is metric (KPH). But now as the year begins we are fitting them up and they look rather good as you can see in the picture above. On a side note I am hoping this year to have things move thick and fast. I’m hoping to have the car finished or near to finished by this time next year. © 2018, 67mustangblog.com. All rights reserved.

This past week I received a nice little package from the guys at Classic Recreations, my Carroll Shelby signature Shelby gauges, in KPH. (hey, i live in Australia!). They are something I’ve talked about quite a bit and whilst I already purchased a great set of Autometer gauges quite a few years ago I just could not pass up the opportunity to have these guys in my car. Check them out after below. Now while these are sold via Classic Recreations they are actually produced by Classic Instruments. However, I’m led to believe Classic Recreations are the only guys who have the license for the Shelby branding. So you are not currently able to buy them directly from Classic Instruments. They aren’t even listed on their site. Purchasing the gauges was hassle free. I was worried as I needed a custom order of what is essentially a custom gauge package it was going to be a nightmare, but everything ran smoothly. From contacting Jason and his team at CR to asking for custom KPH gauges. Everything was ordered pretty swiftly. From ordering to delivery to Australia the whole process took just over a month. Considering CR had to order everything to be made from another company then send to Australia I would say that is really good! It is worth noting though, as I had a KPH gauge delivered for the speedo I was unable to order the temp gauge in metric (celsius) but that is something that doesn’t really bother me. I do wonder though if you could order other fonts for the gauges. Notice mine in the below pictures are slightly italicized and over the years we have seen various from the same provider (and other makers) in straight fonts and even smaller, non-bold font. Overall these gauges are going to make put the icing on the cake for this car. Looking through that hand made French steering wheel onto these won’t get boring. I just need to remember to keep my eyes on the road! © 2017, 67mustangblog. All rights reserved.

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