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Carroll Shelby Passes at 89

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#1 RommieSG


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Posted 11 May 2012 - 03:27 PM


Carroll Shelby, the charismatic Texan who parlayed a  short-lived racing career into a specialized business building  high-performance, street-legal cars, died Thursday. He was 89.Shelby  died at Baylor Hospital in Dallas, according to an announcement by his  company, Carroll Shelby Licensing. A cause was not disclosed.

He  led a colorful, outsized life that touched virtually every corner of  the automotive world, said Leslie Kendall, curator of the Petersen  Automotive Museum in Los Angeles.

                                                                                                                           “He was the only  individual to influence the designs of all three major American  automakers. Everything he touched became legendary,” Kendall said.   “Even recently he was working on an experimental engine.”

Living in the fast lane was a matter of fact for Shelby, who designed the cult-classic Shelby Cobras and Ford’s Shelby Mustang.


I'm simply shocked... no words describe this loss.

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Posted 11 May 2012 - 03:30 PM

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#3 Lover of Purple

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Posted 23 May 2012 - 09:54 PM

An extremely sad day for car fanatics like me. He helped bring the Mustang into the muscle car world. I will miss him.


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Posted 23 May 2012 - 11:04 PM

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