Discussion in 'ex-Rag Chew Central' started by W5BIB, May 11, 2012.
Carroll Shelby takes final checkered flag @ 89. R.I.P. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carroll_Shelby
He still seemed so healthy too. he did a really nice interview with Hot Rod magazine last year.
May his Motors live on.
With better parts he would've made it to 127.
Ford should do something special to honor him--hopefully they will.
I think he'd already had a heart & liver transplant back in the 90's.
I think that is the new Mustang. I am sure it will sell.
He was a all time great.
In recognition of his other legendary notability, I'll have to make a pot of chili this weekend.
Goodbye sir, and thank you!
I honor of CS, going to speed like hell this weekend just for fun.
Damn, I'm really sorry to see him pass. He's one guy I always wanted to meet and never did, and now it's too late.
I had a ham friend in my youth who had a Shelby modified AC Cobra. That's a tiny lightweight British sports car with a 429 in it. At the time, it was the only street car ever produced that could go from zero to 100 mph back to zero again in less than ten seconds. That's probably been done a lot since then, but this was in the early 70s.
That's all she wrote for the Mustang. The only reason it's in production now is that Shelby saved it. Now Ford's about to screw it up again, and that'll be it.
I owned a new 1966 yellow Mustang GT fastback back in the day so I knew all about CS and his Shelby Mustang offerings. I think he was having heart problems even back in the late 60s. He was quite a marketing strong point for Ford at the time. Never met the man, but will morn his passing.