Limited Edition Watches Built From Two Rarest Shelbys Set For Sale

In January of 2020, Barrett-Jackson Auction CEO Craig Jackson showed off the 1967 Shelby Mustang GT500 EXP prototype known as “Little Red” alongside the 1968 Shelby GT500 prototype known as the “Green Hornet.” These are highly sought after, experimental Shelby Mustangs — both of which were once thought to have been lost forever.

Before these two machines were reintroduced to the world, however, they were both restored, which meant replacing some of the worn-out bits, which left a few scraps. That’s where REC Watches came into the picture. The company specializes in creating limited-edition timepieces from salvaged bits of iconic vehicles that are often beyond repair. That wasn’t the case for these Shelbys, which will make the resulting watches quite rare as well.

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The Green Hornet and Little Red are two experimental ’60s Shelbys that were once thought to be lost. Found and restored by Craig Jackson, the CEO of Barrett-Jackson, the two cars also contributed bits for a new limited run of timepieces from REC Watches.

“REC Watches has gone to extraordinary means to find unique artifacts and put these into a brand-new timepiece,” Jackson said. “They keep the patina and build the watch to represent the vehicle. There wasn’t much excess sheet metal to work with for REC Watches. But there was enough to build these unique watches in very limited numbers.”  

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With dials based on sheet metal from their namesake cars, the resulting watches — The P-51 Little Red and the P-51 Green Hornet — will go on sale in January 2021.

The resulting watches are the P-51 Green Hornet and P-51 Little Red, which both feature dials created from the sheet metal of their namesake Shelbys. Preorders for both models begin on January 14, 2021, and you can save your place in line by signing up HERE.

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