Beyond the popular and packed streets of Pearl Street Mall and well-traveled, tourist attracting Flatirons, you’ll find a gem hidden in the outskirts of Boulder, Colorado.
With countless vintage cars and parts on display, the Shelby American Collection Museum is a Shelby lover’s dream come true.
Of course, the dream can only become a reality should you find the museum in the first place. Located at 5020 Chaparral Ct, Boulder, CO 80301 the building is located just a short fifteen or so minutes from downtown Boulder.
It’s surrounded by industrial and educational buildings, along some residential units, making it harder to spot for the first timer. Luckily, the giant blue sign on the exterior is easy enough to spot.
Before taking a tour of the inside, you should know that the Shelby American Collection is only open on Saturdays from 10am to 4pm; (it’s closed every other day). Once inside, admission to be awed is incredibly reasonable at just $5. That’s cheaper than the gun show, which are up to $10 in most areas.
Rather than tell you about what you’ll find inside, I’d like to show you instead. While the building looks small from the outside, it is truly packed with racecars, memorabilia, artwork and much more. You’ll find the Cobra, Shelby Mustang, Ford GT 40 and many other models all on display.
If you had to design a heaven for the Shelby enthusiast, this is what it would look like! Go ahead and explore the photos below. You’ll find everything from vintage classics to modern rides, exposed engines, racing wheels, wall-hung car frames, and so much more.