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Carroll Shelby: 1923-2012
Carroll Shelby: 1923-2012 - Autoweek ^ | 5/11/2012 | Pete Lyons

Posted on 05/11/2012 1:46:49 PM PDT by Da Bilge Troll

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RIP to a true legend.
1 posted on 05/11/2012 1:46:49 PM PDT by Da Bilge Troll
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A legend indeed - a Mustang loving friend of mine with the last name Carroll named his son Shelby. RIP, sir.


2 posted on 05/11/2012 1:51:30 PM PDT by dainbramaged (OMG - Obama Must Go)
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To: Da Bilge Troll
Ford Mustang legend Carroll Shelby dies
3 posted on 05/11/2012 1:51:40 PM PDT by A.A. Cunningham (Barry Soetoro is a Kenyan communist)
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RIP ping


4 posted on 05/11/2012 1:54:54 PM PDT by Brian Kopp DPM
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AC Cobra... 427... Was and is my dream car.


5 posted on 05/11/2012 1:56:12 PM PDT by baddog 219
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Wow.

One of the greatest contributors to American race/muscle cars.

6 posted on 05/11/2012 2:01:19 PM PDT by AAABEST (Et lux in tenebris lucet: et tenebrae eam non comprehenderunt)
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On the 50th aniversary year of the Cobra.
RIP Carroll


7 posted on 05/11/2012 2:02:35 PM PDT by Zathras
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Another American icon and legend gone. He was a man of no airs, in spite of what he had accomplished. I lived near him in Playa Del Rey, Calif. He could have driven anything, but chose a huge Ford station wagon with fake wood siding. He earlier had built his wife a Cobra with auto trans. Dunno how many of those got built, suspect very few. What a collectors item that would be.

RIP

8 posted on 05/11/2012 2:03:26 PM PDT by doorgunner69
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LOL. You know me too well man.

My post above came before seeing your ping.

While I'm here, I might as well use this real estate for some eye candy.


9 posted on 05/11/2012 2:04:56 PM PDT by AAABEST (Et lux in tenebris lucet: et tenebrae eam non comprehenderunt)
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An American icon


10 posted on 05/11/2012 2:05:21 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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11 posted on 05/11/2012 2:05:33 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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427 favorite car! I have seen 4 in my life, every time I hear one I get chills! No other car like it ever...Rest In Peace Mr Shelby!


12 posted on 05/11/2012 2:05:37 PM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11 0bie don' t eat my dog!)
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To: Da Bilge Troll
I owned two Shelby Chargers - the second one was the turbo version. A lot of performance for a 2.2 litre engine - fun to drive.

Rest in Peace, Carroll Shelby.



Nos genuflectitur ad non princeps sed Princeps Pacem!

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

13 posted on 05/11/2012 2:07:09 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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Not a real one, but nonetheless, fun in my garage.....


14 posted on 05/11/2012 2:07:09 PM PDT by unique1
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15 posted on 05/11/2012 2:07:17 PM PDT by AAABEST (Et lux in tenebris lucet: et tenebrae eam non comprehenderunt)
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RIP Carroll...and thanks for some real classics.
16 posted on 05/11/2012 2:07:23 PM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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RIP, Mr Shelby. Bookmark for this Shelby Memorial-Bio Page.


17 posted on 05/11/2012 2:07:31 PM PDT by carriage_hill (((.)))
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18 posted on 05/11/2012 2:10:37 PM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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he fathered the Cobra, an Anglo-American hot rod of crude conception

Crude? That's a compliment. That's what hot rod means.

19 posted on 05/11/2012 2:12:11 PM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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When I was a kid my parents owned one of the 350’s. Came stock with a rollbar and a fire extinguisher. Cosby did a bit about driving a Shelby Cobra that still makes me laugh to this day!


20 posted on 05/11/2012 2:16:06 PM PDT by jdsteel (Give me freedom, not more government.)
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