Shelby GT500 Booted For Owing $15,956 In Parking Tickets

Images courtesy of Oregonlive.

Images courtesy of Oregonlive.

The state of Oregon is no joke when it comes to finding its owners and putting a wheel boot on their cars, no matter how gorgeous they are. The ’13-’14 Shelby Gt500 is no doubt a beautiful car, and it remains the highest horsepower rated late model Mustang. But, it is not immune to the law when the state of Oregon came down on the law breakers. The first four cars to ever be boosted racked up a whopping $25,026, if you can believe it.

The owner of this Shelby owed half of that with $15,956. As reported by the Oregonlive, Portland launched its booting program last Wednesday in an effort to collect the $7.5 million in unpaid ticket fines. In order to be eligible for booting, vehicles need to have at least a minimum of six citations, where the fines have doubled because of nonpayment.

You have to ask yourself – what GT500 owner would let this happen?

You have to ask yourself – what GT500 owner would let this happen?

The owners can setup a payment plan, and the boot can be removed within the hour, according to the state. They will not boot cars on Fridays, so owners can see the judge to make a payment.  Not being able to drive your prized Shelby Gt500 is a punishment in itself; but having a boot to possibly scratching a wheel is every Shelby owner’s worst nightmare.

This law came into effect on August 3rd, 2016 when the Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) received authority from the City Council to “immobilize” vehicles for booting. To keep them away from your car (especially if its a beautiful Mustang like this one), make sure to stay away from those unpaid parking tickets and pay them. It’s cringe-worthy enough to see this Shelby in this way – but with close to 16,000 thousand in unpaid tickets, it seems justified.

About the author

Mike Ocanas

Mike Ocanas has been around drag racing since he was a kid. His first automobile was a drag car, and he has been racing ever since. His passion for drag racing is expressed through photography, videography, and writing. With many years of experience. As a freelance writer, Mike travels the country to attend racing events and provides up-to-date coverage to Dragzine viewers.
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