Yep. It was said that Shelby didn't want to pay for bringing back the Comp Cobras from Europe because of the cost.
There is an interesting scene in Ford v. Ferrari where Remington asks Shelby to come and say hello to a new 427 purchaser.
Shelby says "they're just cars Phil. That's what they get for the money". Now where that scene is likely fictional, Shelby was quoted as saying about the Daytona Coupes when he turned a cold shoulder to them, "they're just cars".
I agree with Joules here. It probably just wasn't worth bringing the car back to the US, unless of course you could get the "Company" to do it for free?
It would probably cost more then the car was worth at the time?
Thank you Joules and Doug, makes sense. Must have cost an arm and a leg to ship a car from Egypt to USA in the late 70s.
I would think Carol Shelby must have slowly turned what began as pure passion into figures and losses back in the day, when sales are on the rise, one can always build a new one the next day, though they turned out to be very limited by today's standards.