This year is the 50th anniversary of Shelby American, marking half a century since the first Cobras rolled out of the a modest assembly plant in Los Angeles. To celebrate there have been several events held throughout the past year including the debut of the Shelby 1000 at the New York Auto Show in April and a Cobra reunion held at the Wally Parks NHRA Motorsports Museum in Pomona, CA. Shelby was also the featured marque at the Monterey Motorsports Reunion earlier this month where the company unveiled the 2013 GT500 Cobra, 2013 GT350 and 2013 GT500 Super Snake.

Adding to the celebrations, Galpin Ford, the  decided to hold an all-Shelby car show this past weekend at their property in Van Nuys, CA. We weren’t sure what to expect from the show, but the largest Mustang dealer in the country didn’t disappoint. Upon arriving at the show we were greeted with the largest gathering of Shelby Mustangs we’ve ever seen. Just about every year and variant were well represented, from original GT350s to modern days Super Snakes. Shelby American had their own display of cars, highlighted by the Shelby 1000, the 2013 GT500 Super Snake and several 2013 GT350s in a variety of color combinations.

Perhaps the most impressive assemblage of cars, however, came from Galpin. The dealership’s own collection of Shelby Mustangs on display was nothing short of incredible, featuring vintage models in immaculate condition and important late model cars like the first production 2011 Shelby GT500, the third 2008 Shelby GT500KR ever built and the 2007 Shelby GT500 Super Snake prototype. One of their most recent acquisitions, the 1965 Shelby GT350 barn find purchased at Barrett-Jackson earlier this year, was also prominently on display, as were several custom Shelby Mustangs built in-house by Galpin Auto Sports.

You can see all these cars and more in the photo gallery below.

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