Many people name the Ford Mustang as their dream car, and when they’re talking Mustangs, they usually talk about the Shelby Mustang. In 1965, Carroll Shelby began building these high-performance Mustangs. From 1965 to 1970, the Shelby Mustangs generated buzz and became entrenched in the popular consciousness. These cars were faster, meaner-looking, and a heck of a lot of fun to drive. Although the cars were phased out in 1970, Ford brought them back in 2006 at the New York Auto Show.
Who Was Carroll Shelby?
Carroll Shelby was a Texas racecar driver who made really fast cars. But to just say he made really fast cars would be an understatement. The Shelby name is synonymous with high-performance vehicles. Shelby was forced to stop racing due to a heart condition in 1960, so he turned his energy towards making beautiful, fast cars and running a racecar driver school. By 1965 he was building high-performance Mustangs. Shelby continued to build a number of different versions of the Mustang until his death in 2012. But his legacy has continued, and Shelby high-performance Mustangs are still being produced to this day.
What Are Shelby Mustangs Like Today?
Today Shelby Mustangs are produced by Shelby American, INC. The cars are some of fastest American sports cars on the road. The Mustang models include the Shelby GT, the Shelby Supersnake, the Shelby 1000, and the Shelby GTS. Shelby also makes the Shelby Raptor, a version of the Ford F-150, and the Shelby Focus, a modified Ford Focus, as well as a number of specialty cars including the Shelby Cobra 289 FIA. All of these cars are built for car enthusiasts and racers who want to drive the best high-performance vehicle on the road.
Where Can You Get a Shelby Mustang?
Although Shelby American, INC. is in Las Vegas, you don’t have to go all the way to Nevada to get yourself one of these iconic high-performance Mustangs. Simply check with Hubler Ford Lincoln to find your Shelby Mustang today. A Hubler representative will be happy to help you get into the Mustang of your dreams.