To be in the presence of a Shelby Cobra is among the best things a car aficionado could ever dream of. It is an iconic vehicle that belongs in the same rank as cars made by Ferrari and Aston Martin. If you are visiting Las Vegas, you can check out the car of your dreams in its home, the Caroll Shelby Museum. To get there, we recommend taking Vegas Strip tours. Not an automobile enthusiast? After reading these fun facts, you will surely be interested in the Shelby Cobra.
A Man of Passion
Behind everything iconic is a dreamer brave enough to shoot for the stars. The Shelby Cobra would be nothing if not for Carroll Shelby. According to Discovery, Shelby was a chicken farmer from Leesburg, Texas. He was a simple man but he was far from ordinary. In his free time, Shelby would give way to is real passion in life which was racing. Every time there was a race, he would rush from his day job and jump into the driver’s seat to race. Shelby soon put his job as a chicken farmer behind to pursue his racing career. After numerous wins and championship titles, this dreamer soon became the country’s top racer.
Never Stop Dreaming
Shelby went on to become one of the most sought after racers in the world. He had offers coming in from top international companies because of his reputation. Everyone wanted him to race for them. But sadly, in 1960, his career as a racer had to stop thanks to a heart condition that he was born with. Although it was sad to see a skilled racer go, the world of racing didn’t see the last of him. From there, he partnered with renowned automobile manufacturer Ford Motor Company to create a sleek new sports car. Their partnership gave way to the birth of the Shelby Cobra which you can see up close in a Vegas Strip tour.
The Birth of a Legend
The Shelby Cobra is a legendary vehicle that everyone wants to have. There are even some who are more than willing to pay millions just to own a model. In fact, a 1966 Shelby Cobra 427 Super Snake sold for $5.5 million at a car auction. The price tag was certainly mind blowing but it is only fitting for an iconic car that had a song named after it. It even made appearances in movies alongside the King of Rock and Roll, Elvis Presley. Discover its beauty for yourself on a Vegas Strip tour.
Come face to face with the iconic Shelby Cobra. It will be an experience you will treasure for the rest of your life. Take a Strip tour in Vegas by booking with Vegas Trike Adventures today. You won’t regret going on their guided tours!