American Icon Carroll Shelby Dead at 89



by John Coyle

Carroll Shelby died in Dallas yesterday after a long illness. He was 89. 

Over the course of his life, the brash Texan had been a chicken farmer, test pilot and factory race driver for Allard, Maserati and Aston Martin. But he'll be remembered best as an automotive designer. Few cars are as imitated as his first creation, the Shelby Cobra, and his ferocious Mustangs--like the 662hp GT500--continue to deliver earthshaking performance.

The world is a little less bad ass today. Godspeed Mr. Shelby, and thanks for everything. Watch the video below to see him discuss his legacy. 


Adam Atchison (Mon, 14 May 2012 11:03:12 -0700): The world is a little less bad ass.
Erik Johnson (Mon, 14 May 2012 14:37:29 -0700): Sad to see a great man pass R.I.P.
Ricky E. Hill (Mon, 14 May 2012 17:49:45 -0700): RIP SHELBY, LONG LIVE YOUR LEGACY.
Joe Mashchak (Wed, 16 May 2012 16:48:43 -0700): A TRUE ICON MY IDOL.
Phillip L Kolter (Wed, 16 May 2012 18:42:45 -0700): Sad to hear of Carroll Shelby's passing, but the legacy of the Cobra will live on forever.
Johan Torn (Sun, 20 May 2012 10:58:44 -0700): thanks for your legacy see you in Mustang heaven.


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