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    Carroll Shelby has passed

    RIP....


    [url]http://espn.go.com/dallas/story/_/id/7920192/carroll-shelby-legendary-racer-car-designer-dead-89[/url]

    [QUOTE]DALLAS -- Carroll Shelby, the legendary car designer and champion auto racer who built the fabled Shelby Cobra sports car and injected testosterone into Ford's Mustang and Chrysler's Viper, has died. He was 89.

    Shelby's company, Carroll Shelby International, said Friday that Shelby died a day earlier at a Dallas hospital.

    "We are all deeply saddened, and feel a tremendous sense of loss for Carroll's family, ourselves and the entire automotive industry," said Joe Conway, president of Carroll Shelby International, Inc. and board member. "There has been no one like Carroll Shelby and never will be. However, we promised Carroll we would carry on, and he put the team, the products and the vision in place to do just that."[/QUOTE]

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    One of a kind, RIP.

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    I have always been a big fan of his work. RIP

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    Gone but not forgotten! BTW, his last name is my first!:(

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    huge fan of his cars, we have an autographed model car...

    hmm that may actually now be worth something :eek:

    RIP

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    RIP to a genius in American automobiles. He took good and made it amazing more than once.

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    [QUOTE=Passepartout;4466543]Gone but not forgotten! BTW, his last name is my first!:([/QUOTE]

    lmao.

    Sorry.

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    Extraordinary talent.

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    My cousin was fortunate enough to purchase one of the original Shelby Cobra Mustangs..it was about a 73, I want to say..

    Actually, I thought the 2+2 Fastback circa 68 was the best looking of the 'Stangs, but the Shelby had some *improvements*, beyond just a roll bar,
    that indeed made it a street legal contender.

    Not much of anything for Mr. Shelby to get excited about with the cars we have today..:mad:

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    My favorite car of all time. RIP.

    [url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4dU5KIJEoMI&feature=related[/url]

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