Does this sound familiar? You’ve been told that building an authentic Shelby replica requires following a step-by-step guide, but despite your efforts, the results have been less than impressive. The pain of spending countless hours and resources on a project that falls short of your vision is all too real. But what if I told you there’s a better way? Join us as we unveil the secrets of custom Shelby car builders, who will guide you towards creating replicas that turn heads and truly impress car enthusiasts.

Shout out to Vendors

In any project, having the right tools and products makes a significant impact. Therefore, a careful evaluation of vendors is worth the time and effort. Highlighting quality vendors may save countless fellow enthusiasts from unnecessary headaches. Jason Engle advocates for not settling for anything less than the best when it comes to his projects. Throughout the conversation, he enthusiastically called out his preferred vendors like TMI Products, known for their top-notch interiors, and American Racing, creators of affordable, stylish wheels. Despite his confessed love for Snap-On tools, he didn’t hesitate to appreciate the value of Harbor Freight tools as well. These recommendations highlight his discerning eye for quality without overlooking the importance of affordability.

In this episode, you will be able to:

  • Discover the secrets to building authentic Shelby replicas that will turn heads and impress car enthusiasts.
  • Unleash the power of modern drivetrains in your Shelby replicas for an unparalleled driving experience.
  • Navigate the complex world of licensing and consulting to ensure your Shelby builds are legal and top-quality.
  • Harness the latest technology in car restoration to streamline your workflow and enhance the overall quality of your Shelby builds.
  • Gain invaluable advice and insights from successful self-employed automotive professionals that will help drive your own business to new heights.

If it were up to me, and what I would describe to the end builder is to do a modern drive line…This is a real Shelby with legacy behind it. – Jason Engle

My special guest is Jason Engle

Jason Engle, the founder of Rides by Engel, is a highly experienced car enthusiast and restoration specialist with a passion for building custom Shelby cars. With over 20 years of experience in the industry, Jason has established strong connections in the world of Shelby and even had the chance to meet the legendary Carol Shelby himself. His deep knowledge and expertise in building authentic Shelby replicas have led him to establish Rides by Engel, a company that helps other builders acquire licenses from Shelby, create aesthetic changes, and market their licensed cars to the world. Jason’s focus is on assisting mom-and-pop shops and experienced restorers in expanding their business and adding an additional revenue stream through Shelby licensing. With his hands-on approach and dedication to quality, Jason is a valuable resource for anyone interested in building custom Shelby cars.

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