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Ford Mustang legend Carroll Shelby dies
Stangnet.com ^ | 5/11/2012 | Stangnet.com

Posted on 05/11/2012 1:18:15 PM PDT by b4its2late

If you haven’t caught it yet on social media outlets, we’re here to share some sad news in the Ford Mustang world, everyone. As the headline states, we’ve lost Carroll Shelby from this land and he’s no doubt headed to the 1320′ strip in the clouds for the hereafter. Shelby passed away at age 89 yesterday, at Baylor Hospital in Dallas. As of this point, we know he was not doing well health-wise, but the official terminal cause has not been released.

The automotive magnate of all things Mustang, and other Detroit muscle, will be sorely missed as one of the legends…one of the greats…one who shaped the automotive industry AND aftermarket then, now, and the future.

Hats off from StangNet, Carroll Shelby. Your presence will be sorely missed by many.

Keep reading at the link to get more detail in the Press Release following…


TOPICS: Hobbies; Sports; Travel
KEYWORDS: shelby
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1 posted on 05/11/2012 1:18:20 PM PDT by b4its2late
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2 posted on 05/11/2012 1:19:33 PM PDT by b4its2late (Patience is not a virtue, it is a waste of time.)
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Too bad. RIP. Bill “Grumpy “ Jenkins just died 3-4 weeks ago also.


3 posted on 05/11/2012 1:23:57 PM PDT by trailhkr1 (All you need to know about Zimmerman, innocent = riots, manslaughter = riots, guilty = riots)
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Man those newer Stangs are ugly.
They look like an athlete that’s put on 100 pounds of bloat after his career is over.


4 posted on 05/11/2012 1:24:13 PM PDT by nascarnation
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I am not so sure he will be remembered for the 1/4 mile. He made his name on the road course I believe. Anyway a great man who built great cars. RIP


5 posted on 05/11/2012 1:26:43 PM PDT by US_MilitaryRules (Unnngh! To many PDS people!)
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At least we enjoyed him for a good long run. RIP


6 posted on 05/11/2012 1:26:55 PM PDT by umgud (No Rats, No Rino's)
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I love the new stangs more than the old ones.


7 posted on 05/11/2012 1:27:36 PM PDT by US_MilitaryRules (Unnngh! To many PDS people!)
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Aw, man ... too bad. RIP and thanks for the great rides!!


8 posted on 05/11/2012 1:28:09 PM PDT by Fast Moving Angel (Satisfied Customer™ #18!)
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To: nascarnation

But they also have 2 to 3 times the horsepower. I’ll take the 100lbs.


9 posted on 05/11/2012 1:28:58 PM PDT by US_MilitaryRules (Unnngh! To many PDS people!)
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The performance and dynamics are impressive.
I just think they look bloated.
Camaro much the same way.
The Challenger is most faithful to the original.

I have a 67 Camaro and think it looks so much better than the new re-creation.


10 posted on 05/11/2012 1:30:34 PM PDT by nascarnation
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I had to rent a car 3 years ago to get to work because my car was in garage. I asked for a basic ride. The only car they had available was a retro 2009 Mustang. They let me have it for the basic price. What a ride and great power. I showed up at work with the retro and was surrounded by car admirers fellow employees there.

I wished it as mine instead of rental.

11 posted on 05/11/2012 1:33:36 PM PDT by dancusa (The urge to save humanity is always a false front for the urge to rule it. H.L Menkin)
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RIP Carl and thanks for giving many of us a magnificant dream.

My gnome @ Ford heard last year that they took Ol-Shel for a sedate drive of a Shelby on their Dearborn Test Track while Parnelli Jones 70-ish went out and flogged a Boss 302 like he was a young man. That may have been the hint his health was not well...

12 posted on 05/11/2012 1:35:16 PM PDT by taildragger (( Palin / Mulally 2012 ))
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I always thought of Shelby as kind of the Chuck Yeager of the road. Beating Ferrari at their own game was once as seemingly an insurmountable feat as breaking the sound barrier.


13 posted on 05/11/2012 1:35:18 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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Mr. Shelby, you ran a good race. Somewhere, a checkered flag is waving as you cross the final finish line. Godspeed, sir.....


14 posted on 05/11/2012 1:35:27 PM PDT by Donkey Odious (I can explain it to you. I can't understand it for you.)
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The last of a total of 90 J2 Allards built, J2179 was ordered on August 15, 1951 with special instructions for Black paint, Red leather upholstery and a “bulge in the bonnet to take Cadillac.” It was then shipped to Texas and fitted with a 331 cubic-inch Cadillac V-8, after which it was purchased by its original owner Charles Brown of Monroe, Louisiana. Records show that J2179 was twice driven by Fred Cook, and then raced at least three times in SCCA competition by Carroll Shelby to three wins.

Next came fitting the AC sports car with a Ford V-8. The rest is history.

15 posted on 05/11/2012 1:37:58 PM PDT by frithguild (You can call me Snippy the Anti-Freeper)
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RIP.


16 posted on 05/11/2012 1:40:24 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (If you like lying Socialist dirtbags, you'll love Slick Willard)
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RIP Mr. Shelby. Perfecting a very fine model and becoming world renown for it is very “Special” indeed!


17 posted on 05/11/2012 1:42:18 PM PDT by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/?)
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as a faithful corvette owner, rest in peace..


18 posted on 05/11/2012 1:44:04 PM PDT by brivette
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To: b4its2late

RIP, Mr Shelby.


19 posted on 05/11/2012 1:48:01 PM PDT by carriage_hill (((.)))
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Mr. Shelby put Ford V-8 engines in at least two English sports cars. I believe that the Sunbeam Alpine became the Sunbeam Tiger when equipped with the Ford 260 inch motor. While this was happening, Shelby hatched a deal with AC cars which resulted in the AC Ace becoming the AC Corbra.
Trouble was, Sunbeam was manufactured by Rootes of England, which had a Chrysler connection at the time. Ford motor encouraged Shelby to settle on AC and that ended the Tiger production.

Someone more knowledgeable on the era can correct me if there are errors in the above...

20 posted on 05/11/2012 1:49:56 PM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks
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