Carroll Shelby, 89, Of Shelby Cobra Fame, Dead

Decades after a heart condition forced him to retire from racing, Carroll Shelby still loved to drive muscle cars. Well into his 80s, the legendary car designer spent hours testing his last Mustang Shelby GT500, which sets a new record for horsepower and hits a top speed of more than 200 miles per hour.

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    05/14/2012 - 4:59 am | View Link
  • Legendary car designer and racer Carroll Shelby dies aged 89 after FIVE DECADES at the top of motorsport
    His fabled Shelby Cobra sports car became an automotive and cultural icon ... The 1992 inductee into the Automobile Hall of Fame had homes in Los Angeles and his native east Texas. The one-time chicken farmer had more than a half-dozen successful careers ...
    05/12/2012 - 5:18 pm | View Link
  • Carroll Shelby dead at 89: Was legendary racer and designer of Shelby Cobra and the Mustang Shelby GT500
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