The Shelby Brand has stood for quality and performance for over four decades. The brand, and the man who created it, have also become a part of our cultural heritage. They both represent values and qualities that are near and dear to the American heart-ingenuity, determination and rugged individualism.
Carroll Shelby's arrival on the race scene, first as a driver and then as a designer and manufacturer of high-performance vehicles for both track and street, quickly redefined what true performance meant. From the early 260s and 289s through the big-block 427s, the awe-inspiring Cobra represented all of the best attributes of the Shelby brand-raw power and rugged, elemental performance.
Shelby's association with Ford transformed the sporty Mustang into the now-legendary GT350 and GT500 racers and ensured a continuing place for the Shelby name in American car culture. Shelby's affiliation with Ford continues to this very day with a new stable of Shelby Mustangs that push the boundaries of performance and power.