In the world of vintage Mustang restomods, very few outfits can hold a flame to Yukon, Oklahoma’s Classic Recreations. For well-over-a-decade, the team of seasoned technicians and craftsmen that constitute the Southwest-based operation have been whipping up elite, made-to-order Mustang restomods to such exacting standards that each four-wheeled work is bestowed with an official Shelby serial number in the Worldwide Registry. And benefitting from CR’s years of experience wrenching on 1960s American cars is the shop’s latest Fastback-based model, christened the “Villain.”
Starting under the hood, the Villain features a potent, fuel-injected 427ci engine that puts down 545hp, though an optional 770hp+ Coyote engine is also on offer for an extra $10.5K. Paired with the lump is a Becool aluminum radiator, ceramic-coated headers ending in Magnaflow pipes, and a Tremec manual transmission. Bolstering the car’s handling is a set of race-style adjustable coil-over suspension, oversized sway-bars front and aft, and a Rack and Pinion steering conversion. Riding on a set of bespoke 18” CR Villain aluminum wheels, this entirely hand-built restomod is slowed by Wilwood six-pot brakes. The revised chassis is adorned in custom bodywork, while the inside has received a thorough overhaul including new seats, a premium audio system, Sparco aluminum steering wheel, and custom “Villain” gauges. The Villain Mustang is currently available and can be built to a customer’s desired specs starting from $169,000.