The name Shelby needs no introduction to performance enthusiasts the world over, and is most famously represented by Eleanor, the fire-breathing Ford Mustang driven by Nicolas Cage’s character in the film Gone in 60 Seconds. Founded by ace American car designer Carroll Shelby back in 1962, the brand that bears his name has since 1967 become synonymous with giving ’Stangs some larger fangs in the form of high-performance kits. Shortly after Ford in 2015 answered local enthusiasts’ prayers by finally building the Mustang in right-hand drive and offering it for sale in SA, Peter Lindenberg, of powerboat and car-racing fame, spotted an opportunity to cater for customers who wanted to make their pony cars even faster. In 2016 he became the official Shelby agent in SA when he set up shop in Cape Town with the assistance of his daughters Paige, Chiara and Abbi. Now he’s opened a second branch in Sandton to cater for Gauteng’s performance hounds. Serving customers who view a standard Ford M...

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