Typically when an automaker rolls out a concept car or pre-production prototype, it does its tour and then disappears into the company's archives. Maybe it will be displayed for the public to see in the company's own museum or maybe it will spend most of its time under covers in a warehouse somewhere, but every once in a while, an automaker will open up its history and start selling off its concept cars. For Shelby American, "once in a while" has just rolled around.

The House that Carroll Built is moving from its previous headquarters at Las Vegas Motor Speedway to a new facility off of the Las Vegas strip, and in the process is liquidating fourteen of the rarest cars in its collection. That presents a tremendous opportunity for muscle car collectors to bring one or more of these snakes home.

As you might expect, the catalog is composed mostly of Mustangs, but not exclusively. There's a pair of 289 Cobras: the last of the 50th anniversary slab-sided continuation cars and an original development vehicle, offered at $200,000 apiece. At the other end of the spectrum you'll find the 2013 Shelby Raptor concept for $125k and Focus concept for $50k. And of course there are the Mustangs.

The collection on offer includes three Super Snake concepts from 2010/11, a 2007 Shelby GT prototype, a 2011 GTS concept, a quartet of GT350 prototypes from 2012/13 and a 2012 Shelby GTS Wide Body prototype – prices for which range from $99,000 to $200k. Scope out the entire catalog in the gallery above.


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      Brodz
      • 5 Months Ago
      $50,000 isn't bad money for a one off concept, or at least the first of it's kind. Might be a good investment.
        SpacemanSpiff
        • 5 Months Ago
        @Brodz
        Or, you could just buy a brand new Focus, take it to them and have them build the exact same thing for $11k less (while still paying way too much for what you're getting). All they did for that thing was throw a few Ford Racing and Borla off the shelf parts at it, a different hood and spoiler, and plenty of stickers and logos. For $15k. And never touched the engine. Which reminds me, I need to figure out how to get into the tuner car business...
          Brodz
          • 5 Months Ago
          @SpacemanSpiff
          It's still a one off concept... with likely few production examples. It will there for be rare and worth something some day because of it's official development.
      johnnyhedwardsjr
      • 5 Months Ago
      All of them are a little over priced if you ask me. I'm not paying $100,000 a mustang. I don't care if it has 700 hp.
        fordskydog
        • 5 Months Ago
        @johnnyhedwardsjr
        Excuse me, those are not just cars. Those are SHELBY PROTOTYPES with 700 hp.
        jesscott
        • 5 Months Ago
        @johnnyhedwardsjr
        Yeah well, no matter what your mommy says....it's not about you.
        johnnyhedwardsjr
        • 5 Months Ago
        @johnnyhedwardsjr
        #1, NONE of these cars even have 700 hp if you read the brochure. They have in the low 500's and 600's. #2, I have the right to my opinion. Sorry, I am not going to pay $100,000 over base price for a Mustang. Hell, I own a 911 and had a difficult time justifying their asking price for the GT2. It just is what it is. Deal with it.
      JohnV
      • 5 Months Ago
      All these cars look and are virtually the same. There are so many versions of the Shelby Mustang it's laughable how overhyped and over produced this "exclusive" car brand is, in reality it's everything but. Also interesting how these "exclusive" models are actually cleared out and sold for cash quickly. I would always want one if I ever get the money which I never would but it's becoming laughable. Nothing stands out anymore.
      Richard Fitzwell
      • 5 Months Ago
      I don't know about you guys, but the new Mustangs are not that great looking as the older ones. The bumper is getting fatter and just starts to look less proportional. The lights are getting smaller, and just looks cheap. Too bad.
      Chris
      • 5 Months Ago
      If they get the money asked, it certainly will cover moving expenses.
      mbmorrow4
      • 5 Months Ago
      I'm surprised they aren't doing an auction. With Shelby gone, authentic prototypes should be a hot comodity.
      Mike Mcdaniel
      • 5 Months Ago
      If you have the money and a 1 off concept car comes up for sale buy it I wish I had deep pockets. The people that buy them are in deed lucky.
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