Good news was just announced today for Shelby American, the wholly owned subsidiary of Carroll Shelby International Inc. Licensing agreements have been renewed under a new five-year agreement with Planet Shelby Cobra, which will immediately resume sale and delivery of official Shelby Cobras.
“We’re pleased that one of our most important advocates and Shelby Cobra dealers will stay in the fold,” said Joe Conway, CEO of Shelby American.
”Stephen Becker, President of Planet Shelby Cobra has had a long relationship with Shelby American and its vehicles,” added Neil Cummings, CEO of Carroll Shelby Licensing, Inc. “We look forward to many more years of working with Stephen to make one of the world’s most famous sports cars available to those who hunger for a truly unique American experience.”
Planet Shelby Cobra is one of world’s experts when it comes to Shelby cars. As one of the most successful dealers in the world, it will continue to offer genuine big-block, street, and FIA Cobras as well as continuation of the Shelby Daytona Coupe or Shelby edition GT40. These cars can be ordered as rollers or as a completed car by one of the experts at Planet Cobra.
“Joe Conway and Neil Cummings are doing a tremendous job moving Shelby forward,” said Stephen Becker, President and CEO of Planet Shelby Cobra. “They’re continuing Carroll Shelby’s legacy as the designer and builder of the most iconic and exciting sports cars in history.”
Within Shelby American’s large state-of-the-art manufacturing facility located in the heart of Las Vegas, the company builds the mean Cobra 427 S/C (CSX4000/6000), Cobra 289 FIA (CSX7000), and street Cobra (CSX8000) vehicles. While they still sport the old-school look and feel, these genuine Cobras feature subtle updates to make them more enjoyable. You can get these through select dealers including Planet Cobra.
“With the 50th anniversary of the FIA Cobra in 2014 and the 427 big-block Cobra in 2015, the demand for genuine Shelbys continues to build,” added Becker. “There are exciting changes ahead as all the dealers work together with Shelby American to continue what Carroll Shelby started over five decades ago.”