Shelby American, a wholly owned subsidiary of Carroll Shelby International Inc., has announced plans to open new state-of-the-art global headquarters on December 1, 2013, in Las Vegas.
The 135,000-square-foot facility will house all operations under one roof; it fronts I-15 and is one block off of Las Vegas Blvd. at 6405 Ensworth Street.
As the only auto manufacturer in the state of Nevada, Shelby American builds three continuation model Shelby Cobras, as well as Shelby versions of the Ford Shelby GT500, and Ford Mustang, Raptor and Focus.
The current factory, located on the outskirts of town, is comprised of five buildings, each housing a different phase of the business. The new global headquarters combines the entire production process and Speed Shop with a historic Shelby automotive museum, gift shop and special factory tours.
The company says it is experiencing strong demand worldwide, and is moving into the European and emerging Asian markets: “The hunger for American performance vehicles overseas is helping drive sales for Shelby branded parts worldwide,” said Jer Gervasi, vice president of the Shelby Performance Parts division. “As we grow our global vehicle and parts reach, this new facility positions us well for the future.”
For more information, visit www.shelbyamerican.com.