Anaheim, CA — High-end car cover and vehicle accessory manufacturer Coverking announced that, through Designer Auto Accessories, a Shelby American supplier, it was chosen to be the car cover manufacturer for the first 1000-horsepower Shelby, the Ford Mustang GT500-based Shelby 1000. The dream-child of the late Carroll Shelby, the Shelby 1000 was revealed to the world earlier this year when its custom-designed Coverking Satin Stretch™ cover was lifted at the New York International Auto Show, in celebration of the unveiling of the very first Shelby Cobra 50 years ago.
“It only makes sense that the most powerful Shelby ever built would have an equally high performance cover,” stated John Luft, president of Shelby American. “We have had a relationship with Designer Auto Accessories and Coverking for several years and trust their products to deliver the same quality and performance that our customers have come to expect of us.”
“We are proud of our continued relationship with Shelby American,” added George Papantonopoulos of Coverking, “It is an honor to cover Carroll Shelby’s final triumph and, in a small way, take part in his legacy.”
Coverking’s Shelby 1000 car covers are each custom manufactured in each vehicle’s color and prominently replicate the Shelby badging as it appears on the car. Shelby American selected Coverking’s exclusive Satin Stretch material, a beautiful yet tough breathable Lycra that stretches to both optimally show off the Shelby 1000’s curves, as well as provide excellent protection from all indoor hazards. Recommended for indoor use only, this fabric extricates hot and cold air, preventing moisture build-up that can lead to mold, mildew, and rust damage. Its inner layer is a cushiony fleece, which is designed to gently protect the paint and prevent scratches. Coverking constructs each cover using as few seams as possible, which coupled with a blind stitching technique hides the thread and results in a satiny smooth museum-quality look.
The Shelby 1000 car cover and a Shelby-badged storage bag are provided with each new Shelby 1000 as part of the vehicle’s upgrade package.
Coverking manufactures custom covers in the USA for fine automobiles, motorcycles, and UTV’s, as well as seat covers, dash covers, floor mats, and cargo liners. Coverking was founded in 1986 by an aerospace engineer who brought sophisticated CAD/CAM systems, international quality certification, and a new process called “mass customization” to the automotive accessory industry. Pioneered by Coverking, mass customization is a technology for manufacturing a highly customized special order product in the shortest time possible. This technology allows Coverking to achieve a previously unattainable level of pattern quality and manufacturing efficiency. The result is a better fitting, higher quality cover made faster and at a lower cost than the competition. This has attracted leading automobile manufacturers, who rely on Coverking to manufacture private-label products for their vehicles. For more information visit www.coverking.com or call 1-800-COVERKING.