As if the Auto Collections at Imperial Palace weren’t already pleasing enough, the car-lover’s paradise just started giving guests a whole new way to enjoy the rare autos on display with the introduction of handheld audio tour devices.
The self-guided audio tours are available as of today (June 27, 2012), and will add a whole new dimension to the Auto Collections experience, giving more in-depth information as well as helping people like this blog avoid having to exert all that effort to read the information placards beside each car.
The devices, used at museums and historic sites around the world, are made by AudioConexus and provide CD-quality sound. If one is to believe the brochure. And why wouldn’t one?
The self-guided tours are just in time for the Auto Collections’ newest addition, the 1967 Ford Mustang featured in the film, “Gone in Sixty Seconds.”
Yes, it has a name: Eleanor.
The Auto Collections at Imperial Palace are unique in that all the cars on display are also for sale.
You can pick up the “Gone in Sixty Seconds” custom fastback, driven by an actual Nicholas Cage, for a mere $375,000. Tell them the Pulse of Vegas blog sent you, and we’re sure they’ll make you a deal. (For $375,500, but let’s not get bogged down in details.)
The sheer number of cars on display at the Auto Collections (billed as “The World’s Largest Classic Car Museum”) is mind-boggling, so set aside a reasonable amount of time to see, and now hear, everything.
The good news: The audio tours are included in the ticket price. The bad news: The ticket price has been increased from $8.95 to $11.95. We can’t have everything the way we want it in life, because then what would we gripe about on Facebook and Twitter? (Update: Our friends at the Five Hundy podcast passed this along. It’s a free pass, although we don’t know how long it will be available.)
Price bump aside, it’s one of the most enjoyable, family-friendly hidden gems on the Las Vegas Strip, for both auto enthusiasts and non, and we get revved up every time we’re there.
Update: We just got a sample of the audio that plays on the new self-guided tour devices. Click here to take a listen. (Two MB .mp3 file.)
Learn more about the Auto Collections at Imperial Palace.