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Old 05-11-2012, 05:23 PM   #1
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Sad News - Carroll Shelby

Looks like Carroll Shelby passed away today, at the age of 89.

http://content.usatoday.com/communities ... 62Q9XItzJ8

The GT40 is still one of the sexiest cars ever to hit the street.


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Old 05-11-2012, 05:46 PM   #2
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Re: Sad News - Carroll Shelby

No one could ever say he was an underachiever.

I believe he enjoyed the last 50 years.

He will be missed.

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Longest living heart transplant patient, kidney transplant, you canít say he didnít try!

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Old 05-12-2012, 01:47 AM   #5
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Re: Sad News - Carroll Shelby

GT40 -my all time favorite
Tiger - still want one, getting really expensive
Cobra - would love a 289, hah, not bloody likely

Really an interesting time when all these race car guys were doing things in the 50's and 60's, amazing that they survived. RIP
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Old 05-12-2012, 11:08 AM   #6
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GT40 -my all time favorite
Tiger - still want one, getting really expensive
Cobra - would love a 289, hah, not bloody likely

Really an interesting time when all these race car guys were doing things in the 50's and 60's, amazing that they survived. RIP
Slab sided 289 Cobra replicas are being produced - maybe you could build one in your garage?

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Old 05-12-2012, 11:31 AM   #7
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Maybe he could build one in MY garage?
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]I got to meet him and shake his hand at the SEMA show. A fine gentleman and one of my hero's.
He opened up a can of whupa$$ on the european racers.
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Re: Sad News - Carroll Shelby

I always meant to go out to the Shelby plant here in Vegas. Now I should go just to pay my respects. Such great cars!!!
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Yeah would be a fun project for our boys (cobra) but would be a problem because they would want to drive it someday, really need a project garage, keep looking in the sc mountains but no luck yet, current garage is full of one car, many bikes and lots of skis.
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