Well, if the facts be known, In September 1967, 100% of Shelby GT350 production was moved to the A.O. Smith Company of Ionia, Michigan, under Ford control. Shelby American had substantially less involvement after this time….in essence they were paid for the use of their name…no more, no less. The components (recent production) that Shelby-America installed were off the shelf items, the suspension components were all manufactured by Eibach, Corona, California (readily available mail order), brakes were Brembo's, etc., the only thing unique to SA was the upholstery & dash plaque.
Exactly, all the "shelby american" parts on those cars were just rebadged parts from other manufacturers. The shelby brakes were baer or brembo, the caster/camber plates were maximum motorsports etc.
I dont really see this as a big deal, who knows if that "sells for more money" quote is true