Strand Craft preparing a Ford Shelby GT500 Wagon

Article by Christian Andrei, on November 4, 2013

Strand Craft USA, a yacht company, has announced a plan to convert the Ford Shelby GT500 muscle car into a station wagon and to launch this vehicle in April. This rendering of the vehicle from Newport Beach-based Strand Craft doesn’t give us a whole lot of details about this car. So far, we’ve learned that it will keep the 5.8-liter supercharged V-8 engine of a standard Ford Shelby GT500.

However, it will receive an upgrade to deliver 850 hp. This will then enable the GT500 wagon to accelerate to 60 mph in 3.3 seconds. In an email, company president Kurt Strand described this vehicle to be “an extremely powerful and fast sport wagon.” The interior of the Ford Shelby GT500 will get a new set of Recaro seats and a new 1000-watt, seven-speaker McIntosh sound system.

It gets a full leather interior treatment. It means that even its trunk gets a leather lining. It’s obvious from the rendering that the vehicle will be built with deep-dish black wheels and new oval-shaped exhaust tips. No less than company president Strand designed the wagon conversion. Strand Craft is known for designing and building expensive yachts and boats.

In an email, Kurt Strand said that he considers the wagon to be an “American dream car” and that he has been an admirer of the Ford Mustang ever since he owned a 1979 model. Strand’s company won’t build the Ford Shelby GT500 station wagon. Instead, the responsibility falls to a “renowned concept car builder” based in Los Angeles.

It has yet to be determined what materials will be used for the new body parts. Strand Craft has announced that only one Ford Shelby GT500 station wagon will be available for sale in April 2014. It didn’t give the pricing yet. It should be noted that a 2014 Ford Shelby GT500 coupe has a starting price of $55,595 after destination, while the convertible model has a price tag of $60,595.

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