Do you have a great love and passion for cars? Do you like to explore new places and do things differently? Here is a unique combination for you: the scintillating entertainment capital of the world, Las Vegas, Nevada in a dream car that is the icon of American muscle and performance! Do not have a Shelby car? No problem! You do not even have to shell out a lot of money for your dream Shelby car, all you need to do is rent one from the rental car companies in Las Vegas. You can pick and choose from a wide choice of exotic, sports and luxury cars from any of the luxury and exotic car rental companies in Las Vegas.
Drive your fantasy Shelby Cobra classic rental car on the Las Vegas strip and capture the hearts of everyone with its amazing performance and sex-appeal. The Serpent as it was called managed to create an impression on car lovers throughout the 1960s and has not lost its appeal till today! Its history dates back to 1949, an Italian design and a great Texas race car driver Carroll Shelby. His dream was to create an affordable sports car combining European looks with American muscle. The AC Shelby Cobra which was in production from 1962 to 1967 is respected as a collector’s item today.
The Shelby Mustang which was manufactured by Ford from 1968 to 1970 was a high performance variant of the Ford Mustang. The 1965, 1966 and 1967 Shelbys were a series of Ford Mustangs specially altered by Carroll Shelby’s company and sold under the marque Shelby Cobra. After the Fifth generation Ford Mustang was introduced in 2007, the Shelby nameplate was revived for new high performance models.
The 1966 model differed in body color (colors included blue, red, green, black and the original white) and trim. The “Le Mans” stripes were continued and other features included special quarter-panel windows and rear air scoops on each side and an optional automatic transmission.
Shelby made a deal with the Hertz Corporation to produce a special line of GT350s for rent which were later sold to the public after their rental-car lives were over. These GT350H cars are quite rare and sought-after today, with some selling for more than $120,000. 1000 such cars were produced: 800 in Raven Black, and 50 each in Candy Apple Red, Wimbledon White, Sapphire Blue and Ivy Green. Each one of them featured gold LeMans stripes and rocker panel stripes.
The new 1967 Mustang was followed by a new Shelby. It featured a 1967 Mercury Cougar tail light panel without the chrome trim, a flip-up spoiler and two sets of air scoops on each side. It was also the first American car to have a factory roll bar.
So have a dream trip to Las Vegas in a Shelby Cobra rental, a fun car with a fascinating history and a distinctive but simple design and make your fantasy come alive!