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Shelby American

Official tours are weekdays but I wandered around testing my smartphone camera abilities. The gift shop is very well stocked. It almost felt like walking through a giant Harley Davidson shop but just for Shelby merchandise. Anything autographed by Carrol Shelby is $1000 and up. Not bad for a chicken farmer. The museum is well stocked with the historic and new vehicles. On the official tour you get to see the production facilities closer. I got to peak through the window instead. So please feel free to browse this collection. Remember to Plus, share, and comment. I was surrounded by a ton of automotive history with an unimaginable price tag. Overwhelming to say the least.

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3/13/16
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Ready to hit the surf!
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Shelby Daytona Coupe

Shelby is selling these authentic reproduction cars for around $180k. Way cheaper than one of the original cars which sell for many millions. Makes me wonder why Ferrari doesn't reproduce some heritage models?
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Shelby Cobra

This one is a fiberglass reproduction. I can always tell by the wheel openings. Look behind the rear tire and you'll see the body is flared out too much. Certain shapes don't conform well as they do if they are made from metal. 
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3/27/16
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Ford GT40 Shelby Reproduction

Only 20 of these cars are being built at around $179,000 each. Strangely, without engine and transmission, buyers choice. It's said that more than two thirds of this car has parts that are interchangeable with the original MK2 GT40. It's a very good looking car. I stared at it for a very long time thinking it may have been the historic #2 car that wasn't supposed to win Lemans. It was spotless and clean like a brand new car. Which it is. Here's a little backstory and why I was so attached to this particular car.

http://blog.hemmings.com/index.php/2015/01/27/the-ford-gt40-mk-ii-that-shouldnt-have-won-le-mans-in-1966-heads-for-restoration/
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3/25/16
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Ford GT race car
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