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Spanish Shelby by KyleAndTheClassics Spanish Shelby by KyleAndTheClassics
1969 Shelby GT500 convertible, and this particular Shelby has quite the story to tell.

This Shelby was built for export and was shown at the Madrid Auto Show in Spain, but when it came time to import it back to the U.S. a judge wanted a 50% duty to be paid before the car could be brought back. Carroll Shelby went to court about it, and lost. The car was left in Spain and was driven till the engine blew, and was parked till 1996, when it was brought back to the U.S. and restored. The car was also featured in Motor Trend and that's where the story came from.

Video featuring the car: [link]

Grey Eagle Casino Canada Day Show and Shine 2012, Calgary.
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VectorJones Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2014
These later Shelbys strayed pretty far from Caroll's original intent for the brand, becoming much heavier and cushier. Still, they are are sexy rides nonetheless.
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eyecrunchyfraug Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
¿Por qué parece como cualquier otra versión? No incentivo extra? Shrug
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KyleAndTheClassics Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2014  Professional Photographer
It was a show car that was sent to Spain for promotional purposes, but due to legal reasons the car was never brought back to the U.S. until 1996, and was thought to have been a lost piece of history. It's history is what makes it so special.
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eyecrunchyfraug Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome.
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noneofurbussiness Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012
Stupid judge complicating simple things and making them difficult
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mach-one Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I've heard stories of this car round here. Some people believe it's still in Spain.
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ShawnSkunk Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012
love these Shelby Mustangs.
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nekrosith Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful, besides, the 69 SM GT500 is my fav stallion, before the 68 KR and before the Bullit edition
But I prefer the not convertible model B-)
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slayer1711 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Hobbyist
this is the most beautiful car on the whole planet!!!!!!
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freecvtemplates Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
nice color
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