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Friday, May 11, 2012


Carroll Shelby: 1923-2012


Carroll Shelby: 1923-2012
By Pete Lyons | 05/11/12, 3:23 pm et
Auto legend Carroll Shelby died Thursday night at Baylor Hospital in Dallas
at the age of 89.
Carroll Shelby's shadow stretched out Texas tall across nearly the whole of
the world's automotive landscape. A natural as a race driver, he won three
U.S. sports-car championships in Ferraris and Maseratis, and for Aston
Martin he won the 1959 24 Hours of Le Mans with British co-driver Roy
Salvadori.
Turning automaker in the 1960s, he fathered the Cobra, an Anglo-American hot
rod of crude conception but stunning effectiveness that swept the tracks of
North America and wrested a world manufacturer's title from
Ferrari................................

Carroll Shelby: 1923-2012 - Autoweek
 
RIP Carroll -- You were quite a guy and I was lucky enough to have sampled your accomplishments in a Shelby Mustang and of course very much enjoyed it.

I'm saddened by your passing and our loss, but we rejoice in your accomplishments and your legacy.

Kudos for doing one fine job and God bless you.

Colin.
 
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RIP ,he was a great guy .

I had the ride of my life back in 66 or 67 .A true Cobra I'll never forget .Over 400 hp ,an aluminum frame and light gauge sheet metal .

OH ,he was a great one alright ,I'll miss him.
 
Carroll Shelby Passed Away

Sad day today the legend himself Carroll Shelby passed away at 89 :(..

RIP Carroll
 
Sad day for sure, a real gentlemen...........
I don't know anyone who does not just love the lines of a classic Cobra. One of my all time favorites for sure..... I guess the price on one of these just went up another 100 K :)
 
No doubt Brian. Just last week I got notification from Legendary Motor Car (Milton) of an original '66 Cobra that was available and priced at $700k.
I haven't checked the listing again but I'd bet my botton $ that asking price has changed. :D

......and worth every penny.

Carroll Shelby, you're one unforgettable car nut.




ELF -- that must have been one wild ride in a car weighing in like a go-cart with a V8 engine.

Would so love to hear more about that and see pics if you have any.

Cheers......

C.
 
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So tragic. A fatal blow to the automotive community. A true legend and a class act all around. Dave Despain did a great piece on him and they aired it on saturday. Worth the watch. For a guy who was almost in his 90's he was one cool mother. He made his presence known at Barrett-Jackson and on the streets worldwide with the cars he made. Very sad.
 
There was an episode on Speed Channel last night that sort of gave his racing life story and It was so interesting .
 
ELF -- that must have been one wild ride in a car weighing in like a go-cart with a V8 engine.

Would so love to hear more about that and see pics if you have any.

Cheers......

C.
It was a fantastic experience for a 17 year old boy ,it was the same year I got to third base with Jannie Frost .Sorry but I don't have photos of either.
 
It was a fantastic experience for a 17 year old boy ,it was the same year I got to third base with Jannie Frost .Sorry but I don't have photos of either.


No pics but unforgettable just the same.
That was a banner year for you.:D

At 17 I was still stuck on 'second base' and riding a bike.:rofl:

C.
 
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