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I learned something new today! I thought it meant Carroll Shelby Motors.

 

 

 

 

 

That's what I thought!

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Actually, according to photojournalist Jerry Heasley, a renowned specialist in all Shelby vehicles, it stands for "Carroll Shelby Mustang" as shown on page 184 of his book, MUSTANG MASTERPIECES which was published in 2008 and contains a forward by Carroll Shelby himself.

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don't the trucks and cobras get CSM's too though? mustangs doesn't make sense to me... but who knows...

 

 

 

I always thought it was Caroll Shelby Mustang. Pics of the F150 SS show it gets a CSM number to though.

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don't the trucks and cobras get CSM's too though? mustangs doesn't make sense to me... but who knows...

 

 

Cobras get a "CSX" number which means "Carroll Shelby Export". This was started back in the '60's when Cobra frames and bodies were manufactured by A.C. Cars in England and exported to Shelby in California. As to the F150's...I don't have a clue.

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Cobras get a "CSX" number which means "Carroll Shelby Export". This was started back in the '60's when Cobra frames and bodies were manufactured by A.C. Cars in England and exported to Shelby in California. As to the F150's...I don't have a clue.

 

 

The Shelby Dodges also got CSX numbers.

 

The difference is that the Cobra CSX number is also its VIN. The Dodge CSX and CSM numbers are more of a registry identifier since they retain the original manufacturer's VIN.

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The Shelby Dodges also got CSX numbers.

 

The difference is that the Cobra CSX number is also its VIN. The Dodge CSX and CSM numbers are more of a registry identifier since they retain the original manufacturer's VIN.

 

I guess this question wasn't so funny after all as most people don't know what it stands for and neither do i.

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Yuall got the C&S nailed down..............

 

Two outa Three letters ain't bad????????

 

I think there is a Country Song "TWO OUTA THREE AINT BAD"????????? :hysterical:

 

 

That wasn't a country song. It was by Meatloaf, which could explain the hunger?

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I always thought it was Carroll Shelby Motors...so I'm sticking with that as my story....I've met Jerry Heasley, and although he's a really nice guy, I think he did a few too many hits back in the 60's....LOL Just Kidding Jerry!!!

 

Now, SAI = Shelby Automobiles Inc. or Shelby Automobiles International or Shelby Automobiles Industries??? Shelby Automobiles Inc. is the official version of this as far as I know....anyone else???

 

And now, SA = Shelby American I believe...

 

See Fat Boy...no stupid questions....LOL

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Carroll Shelby Motors

 

Steve - As much as I respect your Shelby knowledge, sorry, I'm still not convinced of your answer. Jerry Heasley once again defines "CSM" as "Carroll Shelby Mustang" in the 2008 Shelby Annual magazine on page 59 in the article on "Building the GT500KR". After looking through all 3 annual magazines again, I could not find any other article or caption where "CSM" is defined as "Carroll Shelby Motors". Are you saying that Mr. Heasley is incorrect?

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Steve - As much as I respect your Shelby knowledge, sorry, I'm still not convinced of your answer. Jerry Heasley once again defines "CSM" as "Carroll Shelby Mustang" in the 2008 Shelby Annual magazine on page 59 in the article on "Building the GT500KR". After looking through all 3 annual magazines again, I could not find any other article or caption where "CSM" is defined as "Carroll Shelby Motors". Are you saying that Mr. Heasley is incorrect?

 

Well somebody better tell Shelby American that a Ford F-150 truck is NOT a Mustang then. Below is a pic of the CSM Plaque for the F-150 Shelby Truck currently in production. :P

 

Is it possible that someone at Shelby Auto's at one point reused the CSM intials to denote something else? Quite possible but I'd like to see some factory paperwork saying that instead of a magazine article.

 

Previously the intials CSX being were reused on mid 1980's FWD 4 cylinder Dodge cars. Quite a leap from their first use on the Cobra.

 

Steve

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