Shelby American, a division of Carroll Shelby International Inc is the premier independent performance car company in the United States. Committed to delivering cars and products that provide an unparalleled driving experience, the company has been at the forefront of automotive innovation since it was established in 1962. The company was founded by Carroll Shelby, one of America's greatest race car drivers. He dominated sports car racing success in the mid-1950s. His crowning achievement as a driver came in 1959, when he won the 24 Hours LeMans.