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Shelby American Gears Up Production of 2011 GT350, Super Snake and Performance Parts Business
marketwatch ^ | Apr 20, 2010

Posted on 04/21/2010 7:26:01 AM PDT by JoeProBono

The board of Carroll Shelby International, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: CSBI) has announced today that production is ramping up for the first shipment of Ford Mustang GTs, which are in transit to be transformed into Shelby GT350s at its Shelby American subsidiary in Las Vegas.

In addition, the company continues to grow its Shelby Performance Parts division with products for the 2005-2011 Ford Mustang, GT500 and Shelby GT.

"I still show up 50 years later, guiding and directing this great Shelby American team in Las Vegas that you've grown to know and trust," said Carroll Shelby, founder of Shelby American. "I've brought in John Luft, who has been president of Shelby Licensing for the past decade. He will be responsible for leveraging these companies in support of the one Shelby brand."

Over the past six months, Carroll Shelby International introduced Shelby Nation, distributed a new merchandising catalog and built a parts business. "We've retooled our production lines in Las Vegas to focus on the new GT350 and the Super Snake, beefed up our Shelby Performance Parts business and looked for ways to integrate all the units in a more cohesive way," stated Mr. Luft.

"Now that Ford is beginning to turn out the 2011 Mustang GT and GT500, we can't wait to start putting our latest cars on the road. The future is bright at Shelby American."

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TOPICS: Hobbies; Sports; Travel
KEYWORDS: jpb; shelby

Shelby GT500


1 posted on 04/21/2010 7:26:01 AM PDT by JoeProBono
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To: JoeProBono

Nice! On Monday, my friend Soph came by with his GT500; you should see that engine! I really liked the “old school” manual shifter. Several of my elderly neighbors complained about the rumbling noise from the car but as a Shelby fan, I loved it!


2 posted on 04/21/2010 7:32:54 AM PDT by 12Gauge687 (Extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice)
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To: JoeProBono

I’m trying to think of any of Shelby’s contemporaries that are still around. Zora’s gone, and so is Smokey. Not too many giants left. I guess guys like Saleen, Rousch and Lingenfelter have picked up that torch for the most part.


3 posted on 04/21/2010 7:34:07 AM PDT by Charles Martel ("Endeavor to persevere...")
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To: 12Gauge687

Rumbling noise? More like music! The town we moved to has a dirt race track with Friday night races. The past three weeks we’ve been very lucky the wind was out of the north so you could hear them run!


4 posted on 04/21/2010 7:41:47 AM PDT by kickonly88 (I love fossil fuel!)
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To: Charles Martel

I remember when SCCA refused to renew Shelby’s racing liscense because of a “heart condition.” Shows the value of not sitting on one’s dead A** and feeling sorry for one’s self.


5 posted on 04/21/2010 7:42:01 AM PDT by JayVee (Joseph)
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To: Charles Martel
I guess guys like Saleen, Rousch and Lingenfelter have picked up that torch for the most part...

John Lingenfelter is gone too.

6 posted on 04/21/2010 7:46:56 AM PDT by gogeo ("Every one has a right to be an idiot. He abuses the privilege!" Groucho Marx)
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To: JoeProBono

Mark for later. Had ‘em since 1989.

http://www.thecoralsnake.com


7 posted on 04/21/2010 7:48:22 AM PDT by TheConservativeParty ( HEY OBAMA, I CAN SEE NOVEMBER FROM MY BACK FORTY!!!)
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To: JoeProBono

The new Mustangs are amazing cars. The interiors and suspensions have been updated and they offer two new engines, a V6 and a new 5.0 V8.


8 posted on 04/21/2010 7:48:35 AM PDT by gogeo ("Every one has a right to be an idiot. He abuses the privilege!" Groucho Marx)
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To: Charles Martel

9 posted on 04/21/2010 7:54:18 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: JoeProBono
 
Shelby Hooters by Shelby Mustang GT.

10 posted on 04/21/2010 7:56:53 AM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: JoeProBono
Back in the 60's, Hertz used to rent the original Shelby Mustang. Guys would go rent one, take the rental insurance, go to the track and run the heck out of them. Fender rash from a guardrail? No problem, it's covered.

I suspect Hertz won't be doing that again.

11 posted on 04/21/2010 8:00:54 AM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: RegulatorCountry

1966 Shelby Hertz GT-350H - Marty's Rent-A-Racer


12 posted on 04/21/2010 8:04:36 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: JoeProBono

13 posted on 04/21/2010 8:06:40 AM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: JoeProBono

14 posted on 04/21/2010 8:11:27 AM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: Charles Martel

15 posted on 04/21/2010 8:14:22 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: JoeProBono
File:Shelby GT500KR at NYIAS.jpg
16 posted on 04/21/2010 8:15:48 AM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: 12Gauge687
Sorry to rain on everyone's parade, but DeLorean knew what he was doing when he helped design the Firebird:


17 posted on 04/21/2010 8:17:34 AM PDT by historyrepeatz
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To: ETL

I’ve found that the hardest part of getting photos like that, is getting the invariable fat chick to step out of the picture.


18 posted on 04/21/2010 8:21:52 AM PDT by SJSAMPLE
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To: SJSAMPLE

Fat chicks? There’s MORE to love. And no I’m not a chick, let alone fat.


19 posted on 04/21/2010 8:25:34 AM PDT by historyrepeatz
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To: JoeProBono
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1967 Shelby GT 350

20 posted on 04/21/2010 8:26:04 AM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: historyrepeatz

Some iterations of the Pontiac Firebird were gorgeous, awesome cars. Not all, just some. Same as the Ford Mustang.

Pity there’s no 2011 Trans Am to admire and celebrate.


21 posted on 04/21/2010 8:26:23 AM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: RegulatorCountry

21 posts and no Steve McQueen.


22 posted on 04/21/2010 8:29:12 AM PDT by wordsofearnest (Brad Ellsworth is giving Indiana a twofer.)
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To: JoeProBono
Ah, the Daytona Coupe. One of the loveliest cars ever.

From the age when it was called "streamlining" not "aerodynamics",and the race cars were prettier than the trailers they were carried in.

The only better looking race cars ever were the D-Jaguar and the Ferrari P3/P4.

23 posted on 04/21/2010 8:33:06 AM PDT by Notary Sojac (Mi Tio es infermo, pero la carretera es verde!)
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To: JoeProBono
New School vs. Old School Mustang GT350 by eclipsegsx99.
24 posted on 04/21/2010 8:34:56 AM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: JoeProBono

I’ve always thought of Carroll Shelby as kind of the Kelly Johnson of cars.


25 posted on 04/21/2010 8:35:05 AM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: wordsofearnest

26 posted on 04/21/2010 8:40:49 AM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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"A personal BULLITT CONCEPT CAR"
http://www.ponysite.de/kljones_bullittmustang2.htm

THE BULLITT NEWS:
http://www.ponysite.de/index3.htm

27 posted on 04/21/2010 8:49:03 AM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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http://www.ponysite.de/bullittnews.htm
28 posted on 04/21/2010 8:56:06 AM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: ETL

29 posted on 04/21/2010 9:49:32 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: JoeProBono; wordsofearnest

Bullit famous car chase:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GMc2RdFuOxI


30 posted on 04/21/2010 10:10:44 AM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: gogeo
John Lingenfelter is gone too.

Well, damn.

John was a very nice guy. Back around 1995-96, a friend of mine was building a 400 small-block for a C3 Corvette and couldn't decide which set of heads and cam to buy. I mentioned the available stroker kits that would take his engine up to 420 cubes or so, but he wasn't convinced.

I called Lingenfelter's company to see if they had a brochure that covered the 400. John answered the phone himself and spent a half-hour on the phone, listening to my friend describe his project and giving suggestions. The man really loved his work.

31 posted on 04/21/2010 10:32:24 AM PDT by Charles Martel ("Endeavor to persevere...")
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To: historyrepeatz
DeLorean knew what he was doing when he helped design the Firebird

You'll get no argument from this Mustang owner. I still kick myself for passing up a deal on one of the OHC 6-cylinder cars back around 1981 or so. You see very few 1st-gen Firebirds these days, even at car shows.

32 posted on 04/21/2010 10:39:29 AM PDT by Charles Martel ("Endeavor to persevere...")
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To: Joe 6-pack
I’ve always thought of Carroll Shelby as kind of the Kelly Johnson of cars.

I agree. I'll bet Bill Cosby would, too.

33 posted on 04/21/2010 10:47:40 AM PDT by Charles Martel ("Endeavor to persevere...")
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To: historyrepeatz
"DeLorean knew what he was doing when he helped design the Firebird..."

DeLorean is the epitome of the old military adage that one "aw sh!t" equals a hundred "atta boys". He was a brilliant designer whose entire, multi-decade legacy went up in one scandal.

34 posted on 04/21/2010 11:17:37 AM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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35 posted on 04/21/2010 2:10:23 PM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: ETL

Thanks for that link.

The rush I get when the Charger driver floors it and smokes both rear tires beats Chris Matthews “thrill” hands down.


36 posted on 04/21/2010 2:12:46 PM PDT by jimt
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To: ETL

Good man


37 posted on 04/22/2010 8:19:55 AM PDT by wordsofearnest (Brad Ellsworth is giving Indiana a twofer.)
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To: jimt

When he buckles the seatbelt it’s on.


38 posted on 04/22/2010 8:20:52 AM PDT by wordsofearnest (Brad Ellsworth is giving Indiana a twofer.)
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