Carroll Shelby is the Energizer Bunny of the automotive world. He’s had his heart and any number of other vital organs replaced over the decades but keeps on ticking – his car company, Shelby American, continuing to roll out new products.
A half-century after making a name, first as a race driver, and then as the producer of the legendary Shelby Cobra, Shelby American is getting ready to celebrate with a 50th Anniversary Tour – and the launch of three new versions of the Shelby-tuned Mustang.
It is, the maker noted during an appearance in Detroit, the first time it unveiled a new product at a conventional auto show.
“The golden anniversary is a remarkable milestone,” said John Luft, president of Shelby American, “many people did not think this company would make it that long.”