Photography by ©2016 Toni Avery
The Shelby facility in Gardena, California opened its doors for the fourth year in a row to some of that states best examples of Shelby cars for enthusiasts and gear heads alike to drool over. With the outdoor portion of the show having the ideal background of a large Cobra and Mr. Shelby’s giant signature, every Mustang whether new or old fit right in.
One Grabber Orange car in particular caught my eye; a 1970 Boss 302. I’m not sure if it’s the color scheme, the rear window slats or just the whole package, but this is by far my favorite year and body style Mustang. It may not be the smallest but it sure looks like one of the meanest of the early cars.
Having owned the car since it was about four years old, the owner and kept it garaged ever since. It looked better than when it rolled out of the factory, thanks to the owner’s fairly recent restoration.
Inside the facility were even more rare examples including some original cars. There were even a pair of unused original chassis that I can imagine are worth an ungodly amount. I also got to take a peek at what the future Shelby museum would look like right in the very facility we stood in.
It was an overall great gathering of classic and modern Shelby cars. Enjoy the below photo gallery and I hope to see you next year.