Shelby Mustangs are here again

Now that Ford’s new Mustang is on sale in South Africa, a specialist conversion operation has been launched here that makes available one of the most iconic performance car partnerships that has ever existed during the last 50 years. Two of this country’s leading performance car builders, champion racing driver and powerboat pilot Peter Lindenberg and Hi-Tech Automotive founder Jimmy Price, got together and, with the full approval of Shelby America, Shelby SA was formed to carry out the conversions locally.

Initially, three conversion kits are available: the car is provided by the customer and both the four-cylinder 2.3T and 5.0 V8 Mustangs are catered for. Prices start at R665 000. Shelby SA’s headquarters, conversion and merchandising centre is at Crossley & Webb’s showrooms at 15 Solan Street, in Cape Town. The workshop is run by Lindenberg’s race engineer Remia Brynard. Servicing partners to Shelby SA include Jimmy, Justin and Nicholas Price, long-time racing and performance specialists Rob and Steve Green – whose RGM Motorsport business will handle Shelby servicing in the Gauteng area – and Castrol. On the motorsport front, Shelby will undertake a limited number of diverse motorsport events. The full launch story will be found in August Classic Car Africa and September TopCar magazines, but for more info, logon to MM