A Visit to the Shelby American Museum

by | Jun 14, 2012

Today’s Post by Joe Farace

If you ever find yourself in Las Vegas, you need to tear yourself away from The Strip and make the short drive to the  Shelby American Museum, Showroom and Gift Shop.

Not only do you get a guided tour of the museum by a Shelby employee but they take you into two factory areas but alas no cameras are allowed. The first stop is where continuation series Cobras are made and when work was underway on three models, one in Fiberglas and two in aluminum. Shelby actually uses the stamped aluminum bodies produced in Poland by Kirkham Motorsports. next stop is the much larger Mustang facility while many different Mustangs and Super Snake models are assembled. Throughout the tour questions are solicited by the knowledgeable tour guide, so come armed with a few. Then it’s off to the museum. The cars in the museum are always changing and includes some of the most famous cars ever produced from the first Cobra CSX2000 to prototypes of the Series 1, Shelby GT-H, Terlingua, GT500KR, and others. But no Shelby Daytona coupes but ya never know.

Don’t miss the gift shop. I may never be able to own a real Shelby Cobra (but my fingers are crossed for owning a Shelby GT sometime) but I can afford a T-shirt or two and I bought a jacket as well. Best of all the people who work at the Shelby American Museum, Showroom and Gift Shop are some of the nicest people you will meet in Las Vegas.

Update: Things have changed since my visit. Latest information is below.

Shelby American, Inc.
6405 Ensworth St.
Las Vegas, NV 89119
Toll Free: (844) 9 SHELBY (844-974-3529)
or call (702) 942-7325

Free Guided Tours:
Mon-Fri 10:30am and 1:30pm
Saturday 10:30am (No Guided Tours on Sundays)