Details Emerge About Shelby Severing Ties With Unique Performance



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If you did not read our previous post about Shelby and Unique Performance I will give you the real quick lowdown.  Carroll Shelby's licensing branch made it public they were severing ties with Unique Performance who builds continuation Shelby vehicles because of numerous complaints and lawsuits filed by customers who have put down deposits and have yet to recieve their car.

Little was known about this situation at the time only that Shelby was cutting loose from Unique but more details are coming out in another article by Automotive News.  In the article Carroll Shelby explained that Unique has taken millions of dollars in deposits from customers who have been waiting for two years for their cars.  These customers have filed lawsuits wanting their hefty deposits back only to be met with a NO from Unique who says customers will get their cars. 

Also in the article CEO of Unique Performance Doug Hasty fires back saying Shelby Autos is to blame for production woes because of faulty 427FE engines that were supplied dating back to August of 2005.  These engine problems have caused workers to stop production of the continuation cars for customers so they can fix the ones already in use.  According to the article twenty-eight of the 43 Shelby Super Snakes produced prior to August 2006 had engine issues that led them to overheating and/or mechanical failure.  Shelby dismisses this claim and said he knew nothing of the engine problem till recently.

It seems like a he said she said war of words and the only real losers in this situation are the customers who have yet to receive their cars or get their deposits back.  After the jump read the rest of the article with specific customer complaints and decide for yourself who is to blame for the production woes.

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