Carroll Shelby, one of the automotive industry's greatest legends.
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Carroll Shelby has had a remarkably long career as a driver, owner, team manager, manufacturer, consultant, and visionary.

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CS Shelby logo.

Early in his career, Carroll's accomplishments as a race car driver included breaking land speed records at Bonneville in 1954 for Austin Healey and winning the 24-hour Le Mans in 1959 alongside teammate Roy Salvadori. As a team manager, Carroll was a part of the FIA World Grand Touring Championship as well as Ford GT victories at Le Mans.

When his health caused him to give up racing in 1960, Carroll got out of the driver's seat and turned his attention to design. He had a vision of creating a racecar made from a lightweight European chassis with American V8 power.

The result of this vision was what is considered perhaps the greatest sports car and one of the fastest road cars ever constructed - the Shelby Cobra. The aluminum-bodied 289 and 427 Cobra models and the subsequent Shelby Mustangs he built for Ford, made Carroll Shelby a household name in the 1960s.

In 1992, Carroll Shelby was inducted into the Automotive Hall of Fame. In the more than a decade since, he has continued to impact the world of racing and automobile design. Carroll Shelby is probably the only person to have worked at a visible level with all three of the American Automobile manufacturers. His charisma, vision and ability to know the best person for the job have made him into a master organizer and team leader able to produce consistently impressive results.

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Shelby logotype.

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Shelby Cobra snake logo.

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Shelby Cobra snake logo.

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Cobra emblem.

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Shelby G.T. 350 Cobra logo.

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Carroll Shelby Licensing, Inc. logo.

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CS Shelby Automobiles, Inc. logo.

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West Coast Customs Shelby logo. Shelby Automobiles and WCC Teamed up to create a line of limited-edition Mustangs. The legendary performance of automotive icon Carroll Shelby meets new school design of "Kingz of Customz" in ultimate modified '06 Pony Cars.

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CS Shelby decal.

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Shelby key fob & ring.


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Shelby "High Performance Equipment" emblem.


Shelby leather arm rest cover with the Shelby logo.

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Shelby 3rd brake light trim. Made with stamped aluminum with line grained satin finish.

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Carroll Shelby stitched signature from a 2006 Unique Performance Shelby GT150.

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Shelby CSM No. 07GT02P plaque.

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Shelby door sill from a 2006 Unique Performance Shelby GT150.

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CS emblem from a 2006 Shelby GT-150 by Unique Performance.

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Shelby air cleaner form a 2007 Shelby Cobra.

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Shelby Cobra emblem.

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1965 Shelby 427 Cobra Amco (accessories) ad.

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1966 Shelby GT350 6-page catalog.

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WCC Shelby   Only 25 limited-edition WCC-S Mustangs will be made.
Shop shelby   Official site.
Shelby   Official site.
SAAC   The Shelby American World Registry.
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