Shelby American was founded by Carroll Shelby.
Some of the automobiles produced by Shelby American were the Ford Mustang based Shelby GT350 and Shelby GT500. Shelby American also created the legendary Shelby Cobra which was an AC Ace with a Ford V8. They manufacturered component automobiles including the small block Cobra, the big block Cobra, and the Shelby Series 1.
Shelby-American provided support for Ford Motor Company for their successful campaign to win Le Mans.
Shelby American moved in 1995 to Nevada becoming the first automobile manufacturer in Nevada and began production.