Last month the Tony Sousa Memorial Car Show was held at the Santa Monica Pier. The featured cars were Shelby-American automobiles like the Cobra and Mustang GT-350/500. These cars have always commanded a premium, and today their prices are just out of this world. How did this happen?
Certainly their strong club, the SAAC, has something to do with it. They have maintained records of different cars since the 1970s, so it's possible to track ownership. Racing is another aspect, as automotive sports traditionally have kept automotive values on the high end. And then there was the man, Carroll Shelby, a race car driver with a bad heart but a talent for organizing talent.
It's one thing to find a bunch of Shelby Cobras at a show, but to find them at the beach? On the boardwalk of the pier? Quite an interesting place for a show - check out the slide show for a nice mix of Shelby Cobras and Mustangs.