Shelby Automobiles Begins Production on New Shelby GT-H at its Las Vegas Facility

Special Edition Performance Mustang Rental Draws Excitement After Recent

Debut at New York International Auto Show



17 Apr, 2006, 01:00 ET from Carroll Shelby International Inc.

    LAS VEGAS, April 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- On the 42nd birthday of
 the Ford Mustang (introduced on April 17, 1964), Carroll Shelby
 International, Inc's (OTC: CSBI) wholly owned subsidiary Shelby
 Automobiles, Inc. announced today the start of production of the new Shelby
 GT-H at its Las Vegas production facility. The Shelby GT-H was recently
 unveiled to press on April 12th at the media days at the New York
 International Auto Show and received rave reviews from the crowd with
 anticipation building for their introduction to the rental market later
 this year.
     Forty years ago, Ford Motor Company, Carroll Shelby and The Hertz
 Corporation came up with an ingenious program to help get high-performance,
 special-edition Ford Mustangs into the hands of rental customers who also
 happened to be car enthusiasts. Today, the story of Shelby's 1966 GT350
 Hertz "Rent-a-Racer" program is legendary.
     To connect that car's magical past with the modern capabilities of the
 new Ford Mustang, Ford, Shelby and Hertz have again teamed up to offer the
 2006 Shelby GT-H -- a hot, new performance Mustang that will be available
 only to Hertz rental customers beginning later this year.
     Like the original "Rent-a-Racer," the Shelby GT-H will be instantly
 recognizable with its Black-and-Gold Hertz exterior paint-and-stripes
 theme, Shelby Automobiles performance hood, and other exterior styling
 enhancements, including a special front fascia and side scoops. Each Shelby
 GT-H will also wear unique emblems and feature a numbered dash badge with
 Carroll Shelby's signature.
     "The Ford Shelby GT-H is going to be a unique rental experience for
 some lucky drivers," said Carroll Shelby, CEO of Shelby Automobiles, Inc.
 "We are excited to produce these cars at our Las Vegas production facility
 which will ensure the Shelby GT-Hs have all of the performance capabilities
 our fans expect from a Shelby Mustang."
     To add a genuine Ford performance kick, the Shelby Team has raided the
 Ford Racing Performance Parts closet to add some additional adrenaline to
 the already strong Mustang GT. The car's 4.6L V-8/Automatic powertrain gets
 a Ford Racing Performance Power Pack, including a 90mm Cold Air kit, the
 Muffler Kit and the special Ford Racing engine calibration. And to put that
 extra power to the ground, Ford Racing Performance Parts also supplies its
 Handling Pack, including special dampers, lowering springs, sway bars and
 strut tower brace -- even a Ford Racing 3.55:1 ratio rear axle assembly.
 These modifications increase the overall horsepower to 325 and torque to
 330 ft lbs, a 25 HP and 10 ft lb increase respectively.
     With production expected to number only around 500 units in Hertz
 rental fleets across the country, this special edition Ford Shelby GT-H is
 sure to give Hertz customers a truly exclusive driving experience like only
 Shelby and the Ford Mustang can deliver.
     About Shelby Automobiles, Inc.
     Shelby Automobiles Inc. is manufacturing high performance Shelby
 vehicles under the guidance of the legendary Carroll Shelby and will be
 involved in prototype manufacturing, design and engineering projects; and
 plans to increase production and availability of these Shelby products
 through an expanded dealer network and direct sales under a license
 agreement with Carroll Shelby Licensing Inc. For more information, call
 (702) 942-7325 or visit the company's web site at www.shelbyautos.com.
     Shelby Automobiles is a division of Carroll Shelby International, Inc.
 (OTC: CSBI). Carroll Shelby Licensing Inc., also a wholly owned division,
 founded in 1988, is the exclusive holder of automotive manufacturer and
 entrepreneur Carroll Shelby's trademarks and vehicle design rights, which
 include some of the world's most famous muscle cars and high-performance
 vehicles, including the car that brought home to the U.S. its first and
 only FIA World Manufacturers Championship in 1965, the famous Shelby Cobra
 Daytona Coupe. It also holds trademark rights for Shelby-branded apparel,
 accessories and collectibles. For additional information about the company
 or licensing opportunities, call (310) 914-1843, or fax (310) 914-1853 or
 write to Carroll Shelby Licensing, Inc., 11150 West Olympic Boulevard,
 Suite 1050, Los Angeles, CA 90064 or visit www.carrollshelby.com or
 www.carrollshelbyinternational.com.
 
 

SOURCE Carroll Shelby International Inc.
    LAS VEGAS, April 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- On the 42nd birthday of
 the Ford Mustang (introduced on April 17, 1964), Carroll Shelby
 International, Inc's (OTC: CSBI) wholly owned subsidiary Shelby
 Automobiles, Inc. announced today the start of production of the new Shelby
 GT-H at its Las Vegas production facility. The Shelby GT-H was recently
 unveiled to press on April 12th at the media days at the New York
 International Auto Show and received rave reviews from the crowd with
 anticipation building for their introduction to the rental market later
 this year.
     Forty years ago, Ford Motor Company, Carroll Shelby and The Hertz
 Corporation came up with an ingenious program to help get high-performance,
 special-edition Ford Mustangs into the hands of rental customers who also
 happened to be car enthusiasts. Today, the story of Shelby's 1966 GT350
 Hertz "Rent-a-Racer" program is legendary.
     To connect that car's magical past with the modern capabilities of the
 new Ford Mustang, Ford, Shelby and Hertz have again teamed up to offer the
 2006 Shelby GT-H -- a hot, new performance Mustang that will be available
 only to Hertz rental customers beginning later this year.
     Like the original "Rent-a-Racer," the Shelby GT-H will be instantly
 recognizable with its Black-and-Gold Hertz exterior paint-and-stripes
 theme, Shelby Automobiles performance hood, and other exterior styling
 enhancements, including a special front fascia and side scoops. Each Shelby
 GT-H will also wear unique emblems and feature a numbered dash badge with
 Carroll Shelby's signature.
     "The Ford Shelby GT-H is going to be a unique rental experience for
 some lucky drivers," said Carroll Shelby, CEO of Shelby Automobiles, Inc.
 "We are excited to produce these cars at our Las Vegas production facility
 which will ensure the Shelby GT-Hs have all of the performance capabilities
 our fans expect from a Shelby Mustang."
     To add a genuine Ford performance kick, the Shelby Team has raided the
 Ford Racing Performance Parts closet to add some additional adrenaline to
 the already strong Mustang GT. The car's 4.6L V-8/Automatic powertrain gets
 a Ford Racing Performance Power Pack, including a 90mm Cold Air kit, the
 Muffler Kit and the special Ford Racing engine calibration. And to put that
 extra power to the ground, Ford Racing Performance Parts also supplies its
 Handling Pack, including special dampers, lowering springs, sway bars and
 strut tower brace -- even a Ford Racing 3.55:1 ratio rear axle assembly.
 These modifications increase the overall horsepower to 325 and torque to
 330 ft lbs, a 25 HP and 10 ft lb increase respectively.
     With production expected to number only around 500 units in Hertz
 rental fleets across the country, this special edition Ford Shelby GT-H is
 sure to give Hertz customers a truly exclusive driving experience like only
 Shelby and the Ford Mustang can deliver.
     About Shelby Automobiles, Inc.
     Shelby Automobiles Inc. is manufacturing high performance Shelby
 vehicles under the guidance of the legendary Carroll Shelby and will be
 involved in prototype manufacturing, design and engineering projects; and
 plans to increase production and availability of these Shelby products
 through an expanded dealer network and direct sales under a license
 agreement with Carroll Shelby Licensing Inc. For more information, call
 (702) 942-7325 or visit the company's web site at www.shelbyautos.com.
     Shelby Automobiles is a division of Carroll Shelby International, Inc.
 (OTC: CSBI). Carroll Shelby Licensing Inc., also a wholly owned division,
 founded in 1988, is the exclusive holder of automotive manufacturer and
 entrepreneur Carroll Shelby's trademarks and vehicle design rights, which
 include some of the world's most famous muscle cars and high-performance
 vehicles, including the car that brought home to the U.S. its first and
 only FIA World Manufacturers Championship in 1965, the famous Shelby Cobra
 Daytona Coupe. It also holds trademark rights for Shelby-branded apparel,
 accessories and collectibles. For additional information about the company
 or licensing opportunities, call (310) 914-1843, or fax (310) 914-1853 or
 write to Carroll Shelby Licensing, Inc., 11150 West Olympic Boulevard,
 Suite 1050, Los Angeles, CA 90064 or visit www.carrollshelby.com or
 www.carrollshelbyinternational.com.
 
 SOURCE Carroll Shelby International Inc.