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You Can Buy Carroll Shelby’s Personal Shelby Dakota Shop Truck

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Shelby-branded cars for sale are always cool, but seeing one of Carroll Shelby’s personal vehicles come up for auction is especially interesting. That seems to be exactly what we have here in the form of this lovely-looking Dodge Shelby Dakota truck.

Dakota Shop Truck

According to the listing published by Barrett-Jackson, this particular truck is the first Shelby Dakota ever built. It was apparently sold to an outside customer before being bought back by Mr. Shelby himself, using it as a personal vehicle and shop truck at Shelby American. Barrett-Jackson says it has all the documentation to prove Shelby and his employees drove this truck for years.

The vehicle was eventually retired from daily-driver use and put into the Shelby Museum Collection before being sold to a private collector in 2016. It will come up for auction during Barrett-Jackson’s Scottsdale event January 18th-21st, 2018 with no reserve.

With a 5.2-liter V8 making just 175 horsepower and 270 lb.-ft. of torque connected to a four-speed automatic, it might not seem like much of a speed demon. But we think the heritage (and decal-rich ’80s styling) certainly make up for it.

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