Last summer Shelby announced that it would be opening a new production facility in Las Vegas, NV. The company’s headquarters were already in Sin City, but the new 135,000 square foot facility is now located in a prime location near the famous “Strip” and McCarran airport.
Now we’re happy to report that production has begun at the new location, with the initial car off the line being a 2014 Shelby GT500 Super Snake. The car is staying within the company, and the Grabber Blue Super Snake, chassis #14SS0010, was immediately delivered to the new Shelby Automotive Museum in Southern California.
“The 2014 Ford Shelby GT500 Super Snake represents one of the greatest collaborations between Carroll Shelby, Shelby American and Ford Motor Company,” said Neil Cummings, co-Trustee of the Carroll Hall Shelby Trust. “Placing this particular car in the new Carroll Shelby Automotive Museum by Carroll’s trust will symbolize that strong relationship, as well as remind the public that the organizations he founded are still influencing the world.”
Established by Carroll Shelby, the Shelby Automotive Museum is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization created to educate the public about the auto industry, generally, and more specifically, the high performance cars created and built by Shelby American since 1962. From the first Cobra (CSX2000) to the current generation Shelby’s, the museum will reflect America’s spirit of competition by chronicling Carroll Shelby and the machines he inspired.
[Source: Shelby American]