Carroll Shelby’s name is synonymous with performance. From the initial production of the first Shelby Cobra in the 1960’s to the recent announcement of teaming with Ford Motor Company to develop specialty vehicles, Carroll Shelby continues to participate in the development of high performance automobiles.
Carroll Shelby International, Inc. (CSBI.PK) has two wholly owned subsidiaries, Shelby American, Inc., Carroll Shelby Licensing, Inc., called the Shelby Companies. Together, the Shelby Companies are engaged in the manufacturing and marketing of performance vehicles and related accessories as well as the licensing of the Shelby brand to third parties in connection with various products, including vehicles, memorabilia, video games, models, toys, branded apparel, styling and performance parts. Shelby American is currently offering authentic continuation Cobras, including the Cobra 427 S/C, the Cobra 289 FIA and the Cobra 289 S/C, and selling the same as component vehicles (i.e. without engines or drive trains); All Shelby Cobras are offered through a proprietary network of dealers in North America and Europe. Shelby American also sells aftermarket styling and performance parts under the Shelby Performance Parts brand name. In addition, Shelby American has produced a number of limited edition pre and post title new model year Ford Shelby Mustangs through its cooperative relationship with Ford Motor Company, which is also a licensee of Carroll Shelby Licensing, Inc. for purposes of selling pre-title Shelby branded vehicles, including the Shelby GT-500. The focus of Shelby American going forward is on the production of post-title vehicles and aftermarket parts, the former including the Shelby GT500 SuperSnake, Shelby GT350 and Shelby GTS.