Carroll Shelby

Automotive Designer

If you'll give me $25,000, I'll build you a car that'll kick the hell out of the Corvettes.
Carroll Shelby

About the Innovator

Retiring from auto racing for health reasons, Carroll Shelby turned his attention to designing and building high-performance automobiles. For the most part re-engineered and modified from models produced by other manufacturers, they are considered some of the most beautiful and successful performance cars ever made.

Why He Innovated

For more than a half century, Carroll Shelby had a significant impact on automobile racing and design. Using his salesmanship, organizational skills and technical expertise, he worked with larger companies to achieve his creative vision-project after project, year after year.