When you hear the name Carroll Shelby, what comes to mind? First and foremost, it's probably the legendary automobiles that have carried his name, specifically the Cobra and Mustang. Some may also recall the series of Dodge vehicles that he collaborated on, and others may think of his stint as a successful race car driver.
Something that probably doesn't come to mind, though, is a burgeoning parts business. If ol' Shelby has his way, that may soon change. In a recent interview, Shelby had this to say in regards to the future direction of his eponymous company:
It would seem the recently unveiled 2011 GT350 may be the final complete car package offered by Shelby... though we wouldn't be at all surprised if the 87-year-old tuner has a few more tricks up his sleeves."I want to build fewer cars and sell more parts. It's hard to make any money on a car. But our parts business is growing 15 to 20 percent a year. We are downsizing and going for the parts business... Simplify the business – that's what I'm saying. And that's what I'm doing in Las Vegas."