RIP Carroll Shelby
Sad news: the American automotive legend and king of muscle has passed away at the age of 89
Posted: 12 May 2012
That car was – and still is – produced by Ford’s SVT department, Dearborn’s finest licensing the use of the Shelby name from the great man. But Shelby’s own operations at Shelby American Inc. HQ in Las Vegas haven’t stood still. The company continues to produce the timeless 289 and 427 Cobras, plus it manufactures – not tunes – around 500 Shelby Mustangs a year at its dedicated manufacturing facility.
Customers can send their own standard Mustang or arrange their dealership to send their new one direct, then Shelby American applies the upgrade package of choice – from the base GTS package for the V6 all the way to the full, snarling 800bhp Super Snake option for the Shelby GT500. These packages include bodywork, chassis and, of course, engine upgrades. But there are stacks of additional extras that customers can choose from to make their Shelby unique.