Our Shelby American™ Collection is inspired by Carroll Shelby and his legacy of high performance vehicles.
In late 1961, the first production car in the legacy of Carroll Shelby ran under its own power. At the time, chassis number CSX 2000 featured a 221-cubic inch Ford V-8 installed in an AC Ace. The chassis was then shipped to America in early 1962.
CSX 2000 was matched with a new Ford engine, a 260-cubic inch V-8. This special V-8 featured some high performance upgrades, like a four-barrel carb and more aggressive cam. Net result: somewhere between 250-260 horsepower.
The CSX 2000 remained in Shelby’s personal collection for decades, a testament to its importance—he even turned down an all-cash $5 million offer to sell it. As the Shelby CSX 2000 car sits today, it’s breathtakingly original in its execution and an incredible example of the Shelby American craft.
The details tell a story
It's a fascinating process, the building of a garment. It starts with fabric, cut into pieces that passes through many hands, stitched thousands of times and scraped with ink.
But in the end, it becomes greater than all its parts. It tells a great story of design, craftsmanship and passion.
The chicken farmer
While tending to his chickens, Carroll Shelby's wife casually reminded him, "…don't you have a race to go to?".
Arriving late, with no time to change, he made his way straight to a first place finish – still wearing his hickory denim overalls. He made this 'fashion statement' his signature racing attire.
With a nod to his quirkiness, we've integrated the hickory striped pattern into the neck panel of this sweater.