Museum facelift part of Shelby factory upgrades

The Shelby Automobiles Museum in Las Vegas recently
completed the second phase of a multi-part expansion. The
museum is a haven for lovers of authentic Carroll Shelby cars.

Shelby Automobiles, a wholly owned subsidiary of Carroll Shelby International Inc., recently conducted media tours to show off its new expansion at the factory in Las Vegas.  The company has completed a new Advanced Engineering Center and renovation of its museum. 

“The recent opening of the Shelby Café was the first step in making the Shelby facility a major attraction,” noted Amy Boylan, president of Shelby Automobiles.  “Now we’ve finished the second phase of our expansion.”

The redesigned museum was expanded to include interactive displays, as well as exhibits of historic and current Shelby cars. From the first Cobra to the latest Ford Shelby GT500 “Super Snake” and the Ford GT prototype, the museum celebrates the life and cars of Carroll Shelby.  Boylan added that the museum is planning to have revolving exhibits to keep visitors coming back.

A Shelby Heritage Center is under development as part of the new museum. There, the public will have access to records, data and memorabilia from Carroll Shelby’s racing career and vehicles built by his companies. Records, including a registry, will be available for review on-site. 

The Advanced Engineering  Center will eventually become the heart of the Shelby Automobiles factory and mod shop.  There, the company turns out a limited number of Shelby Cobras, GT500KRs, Terlingua Racing Team Shelbys and Shelby Super Snakes.


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