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“He was the only individual to influence the designs of all three major American automakers. Everything he touched became legendary,” said Leslie Kendall, curator of the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles. “Even recently he was working on an experimental engine."
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.
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It seems odd to me to +1 sad news... they should have a -1 for bad news. He was a car legend and influencer of the automotive world. Sad to see him go. Hopefully he can win a few car races in the next world :)
 
Shelby was more influential than Lee Iaccoca.
 
influence .. ya remember the shelby mustang II that ranked right up there with the Kcar . that was some raw talent on both these guys part ? NOT !
 
Cobra II to be driven by Farrah Fawcett on the television program "Charlie's Angels", and magazine advertisements went so far as to feature Carroll Shelby himself.... he did design some real kool cars and I may have been to quick to judge .... I was thinking Eddie Bower .. sorry Carroll .. RIP
 
Mr Ed in 1974 and 1975 counterparts. There were two options departures, however. Ford had acquired the rights to the Cobra name made famous by Carroll Shelby. THESE DERN COMPUTERS. THEY SURE CAN MAKE YA FEEL STUPID HUH. I KNEW I REMEMBERED THIS, IT WAS A BIG DEAL WHEN I WAS A KID and the 2 was not popular, and slapping a cobra on it just made things worse. hows that for accurate Ed ?
 
AM I WRONG? PLEASE CORRECT ME IF I AM, IT'S BEEN A LONG TIME AND I WAS NEVER MUCH OF A FORD FAN. THE MOTORS ARE HARD TO WORK ON, MY FAVORITE THING FORD WAS THE STARTER SOLENOID, VOLTAGE REGULATORS AND THE TECUMSEH OR YORK COMPRESSOR !
 
Back in 1968 I had a surgeon who drove a Shelby Cobra. I enjoyed talking about cars with him. I had a Camaro SS. Sorry to learn that Carroll Shelby has died. He is an icon.
 
Shelby made chili, too, You can still find it in the grocery store. It's terrific. Just add about an inch of chorizo when you add the chunks of beef or hamburger and you have some very acceptable chili. Adios, Shelby. You did good.
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