Carroll Shelby dead at the age of 89

Article by Christian Andrei, on May 11, 2012

Although 4WheelsNews is focused to give you the best automotive news on the web, we also have to give you bad news: Carroll Shelby, died last night at Baylor Hospital in Dallas. He left this place at the age of 89 and the cause of the death was not disclosed, but we are not interested in revealing you that even if we’d know it, as we want to remember Mr. Shelby as an auto legend.

For those who don’t know, Shelby had a successful career as a race driver but this was shortened by a health issue. As a result, Shelby created the company we all know and together with it the well-known Cobra hot rod.

The Cobra was followed by makeovers of the Ford Mustang. Shelby GT350 and Shelby GT500 are the most popular tuned versions of the Mustang. Shelby’s partnership with Ford also found friend in Lee Iacocca, father of the Mustang. R.I.P Carroll Shelby and thank you for what you’ve done for us!

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