Carol Shelby......

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  1. Coors9

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    The great Mr. Shelby passes at 89. Hope he's up there gearing threw a 427 Cobra as I type. Rest in peace Legend.
     
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    Rest in piece sir.
     
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    The end of an era.....
     
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    One of my favorite cars of all time. RIP Carol.
     
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    Very much so.

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    Cette une tragic!
     
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    There'll never be another like him! R.I.P. Mr Shelby!
     
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    #8 mikewint, May 14, 2012
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    another one passed me by, didn't he just design the new mustang 1000hp machine. The man could build some d*mn specatacular machines there will never be another.
    An instructor in the Army Air Corps and a test pilot with Chuck Yeager
     

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    Yes he did and he also had his hand on the Plymouth Viper.
     
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    There's not much that deals with horsepower that he didn't have a hand in. I think it's kinda neat that he had a big hand in handing a one, two punch at Le Mans to Enzo Ferrari in 1966 taking first and second place quite handily and winning it the next three years also. Twice with the same chassis.
     
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    I just love the idea that you could buy a car off the show-room floor, change the tires and race competivley! What an age to have lived in!
     
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    I read about the Viper, seems Carol had designed a much smaller agile machine, then Chrysler got it's hands on the car and doubled its weight. As I recall Carol was not very happy with the result
     
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    Bit of a late entry to this thread I know, but being a lover of cars, also wish to salute the legend that is Carroll Shelby :salute:
     
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    I just finished reading a book called "They Also Flew", it was about America's Enlisted pilots from pre-WW1 up to the middle of WW2. Carol Shelby was one of them, a Sgt Pilot. I never knew this.
     
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