usan Stanley of Paoli, Pennsyl-
vania sent along a couple of pic-
tures of her ‘68 GT500 ragtop.
It’s a pretty cool car but the story be-
hind it is even cooler. Her husband,
Bill, purchased the car in August, 1969
from King Ford in Anniston, Alabama.
He was in the Army, stationed at Ft.
McClellan at the time. He bought the
car using his reenlistment bonus. In
1970, he got orders for Frankfort, Ger-
many and they took the Shelby with
them for the year they were there.
After they returned home they drove
the car across the country several
times during Bill’s military career.
Susan said that she fell in love
with the Shelby the first time she
drove it. When Bill moved on to a new
car, she begged him to keep it so she
could use it as her car. It remained her
daily driver until 2000 when her
brother, Steve Capriola, owner of
Steve’s Service, completed a total
Presently, the car is not driven as
much as it once was and that’s under-
standable. Susan enjoys taking it to
local shows. At the American Muscle
Car Show in Media, Pennsylvania in
2013 the car was automobile designer
and cable TV personality Chip Foose’s
top pick and part of the award was a
sketch of the car he did at the event.
chose the car to be on their calendar.
It was photographed with a Lear Jet.
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8T03S149492-01757 has had an interesting history and it’s not over yet !