This story just gets more and more interesting. When we started down this path I had some measure of sympathy for the current owner, and the possibility that he might have been one of a string of owners of this car who didn't know that it was stolen. But now that it's clear that the vehicle has stolen plated any sense of sympathy for this guy just flew out the window, and the stolen plates make it seem that much more likely that he knew the car had been stolen.
In related news, check this out. It's the story of a Corvette that was stolen in 1972 and just got recovered. The parallels between this story and the Shelby are kind of remarkable, although I think the Shelby Cobra is a much, much cooler car.http://www.today.com/news/woman-reunited-car-43-years-after-it-was-stolen-t24936