Carroll Shelby 1923 - 2012

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Carroll Shelby 1923 - 2012

Postby yeoldetifosi » Sat 12 May, 2012 8:46 pm

Sad loss, but he had a good innings and few, if any, controversies or low-spots. Plenty of high-spots though. Father of the Cobra (and the derived coupé - pron. coop, he was from Texas!) and the LeMans winner in '59, he did more than most.

Carroll Shelby, designer of the Shelby Cobra and other sports cars that placed him in the pantheon of auto industry legends, has died at age 89.

Shelby died on Thursday at Baylor Hospital in Dallas, according to his company, Carroll Shelby Licensing. The firm did not disclose the cause of death. A post on his Facebook page last month revealed he had been hospitalised for pneumonia.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/business/2012 ... -cobra-car
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