Now is your chance to help save a piece of Shelby history. Although, it may not be what you expect.

I have seen this post on the local Craigslist for a while and it appears that the poster has given up and is resorting to scrapping/parting the truck out. However, it looks like there may still be a chance so I thought I would post it here and see if it can make the rounds to find a potential buyer (Mr. DeMuro perhaps?!). I would hate to see a limited run Shelby be scrapped, even if it is a pickup truck.


This listing looks like there may be some assembly required when you receive the truck, but it comes with all of the original parts and most importantly, the Shelby wheels. It “looks” like a good restoration project. The current asking price is $2800 OBO. You can discuss whether that is a NPoCP below. I would personally be tempted, but do not have the funds.

For those who do not know the Shelby Dakota was a limited production truck made in 1989. It was a partnership between Dodge and Shelby. Outside of the external add-ons and decals, the Shelby Dakota traded the stock 3.9L V6 for a 175hp 5.7L V8. This engine was attached to a 4 speed automatic transmission with power routed through a 3.90 rear end to the rear wheels. 0-60 was reached in 8 seconds. This may not be particularly impressive on paper, but this was the one of the first performance trucks built since the Little Red Express. This truck paved the way for the GMC Syclone and F150 Lightning. Only about 1500 trucks were built.