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    Carroll Shelby, Builder of Cobra Sports Car, Dies at 89

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    Carroll Shelby, a Texas chicken farmer turned hot-rodder who went on to build innovative sports cars like the Cobra that challenged Europe’s longtime dominance of road racing, as well as high-performance versions of production cars like the Ford Mustang, died on Thursday in Dallas. He was 89.
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    Re: Carroll Shelby, Builder of Cobra Sports Car, Dies at 89

    Sad to hear, a true legend in the automotive world.

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    Re: Carroll Shelby, Builder of Cobra Sports Car, Dies at 89

    Bummer, I knew the guy. I went to high school with his grandson.

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    Re: Carroll Shelby, Builder of Cobra Sports Car, Dies at 89

    Bill Cosby's old routine based on his real life meeting with Shelby and his purchase of one of two special models.

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    Re: Carroll Shelby, Builder of Cobra Sports Car, Dies at 89

    1962 Shelby Cobra CSX2000

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    1967 Shelby Mustang GT500 (aka Eleanor)

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    Re: Carroll Shelby, Builder of Cobra Sports Car, Dies at 89

    The Cobra WAS a car until Ford bought it out and turned it into a glorified Mustang.
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    Re: Carroll Shelby, Builder of Cobra Sports Car, Dies at 89

    RIP. i've always admired (and lusted after) the cars he designed.

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    Re: Carroll Shelby, Builder of Cobra Sports Car, Dies at 89

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    The Cobra WAS a car until Ford bought it out and turned it into a glorified Mustang.
    What!!!!!!! Cobra Mustangs rock!

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    Re: Carroll Shelby, Builder of Cobra Sports Car, Dies at 89

    Quote Originally Posted by winston53660 View Post
    Bummer, I knew the guy. I went to high school with his grandson.

    Just have to ask. What kind of car did he drive?

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    Re: Carroll Shelby, Builder of Cobra Sports Car, Dies at 89

    To be honest...I was never a fan of the Shelby stangs. His crowning glory was the original cobra, a proper roadster/track demon. After that, I feel like Shelby slapped his name on a good deal of things just to move product. For the money, Roush builds a faster, better looking stang...and has for years. And with the 2001 mustang cobra R, I'd say Ford is no slouch, either. But Shelby sure made one hell of a roadster!
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