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#375855 - 05/11/12 05:10 PM RIP Carroll Shelby
RickF Offline
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I just read he passed today, sad, sad news.

RIP Mr. Shelby and thanks!


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#375860 - 05/11/12 05:43 PM Re: RIP Carroll Shelby [Re: RickF]
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Amen!


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#375861 - 05/11/12 06:10 PM Re: RIP Carroll Shelby [Re: RickF]
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#375866 - 05/11/12 07:46 PM Re: RIP Carroll Shelby [Re: Wid]
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Sad news indeed. frown

RIP Carroll.
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#375891 - 05/12/12 12:30 AM Re: RIP Carroll Shelby [Re: RickF]
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I grew up a "Chevy guy" but I have to admit Shelby made some sick rides. Sad to hear of his passing.
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#375894 - 05/12/12 12:55 AM Re: RIP Carroll Shelby [Re: RickF]
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RIP, the man has lived on borrowed time since 1961. The 289 Cobra, an iconic accomplishment. The 427 side oiler, a monster. The coupe destroyed Enzo Ferrari's self confidence.

Thanks Mr. Shelby. I want the one in Rick's post, even if it is a 427.

Sideways.
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#375897 - 05/12/12 01:17 AM Re: RIP Carroll Shelby [Re: RickF]
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My FIL's longtime friend has an original 289 that he bought in the 60's. Gorgeous.

My high school friend's dad had 2 from the 60's, a GT350 (white w/ blue strips) and a GT500 (red w/ white stripes).

RIP Shelby.

I saw this today and it reminded me how much I prefer American muscle to Euro supercars, any day.

http://jalopnik.com/5909526/is-this-the-worlds-most-insane-sleeper

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#375909 - 05/12/12 09:42 AM Re: RIP Carroll Shelby [Re: RickF]
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Dodge Omni GLH. He made chili too.
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#375911 - 05/12/12 10:01 AM Re: RIP Carroll Shelby [Re: RickF]
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anyone remembers the relation between AC Ace and Shelby, and what came out of that?


Edited by J. B. (05/12/12 10:01 AM)
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#375916 - 05/12/12 12:36 PM Re: RIP Carroll Shelby [Re: RickF]
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Yes JB, Shelby took the 4 cylinder WWI taxi engine out of the AC Ace and put a Ford small block 221 into it, then a 260, then a 289 and finally, the great honking 427. They shipped the AC chassis to USA and installed the American V8s in the USA.

The V8 heart was from over here, the ACE was from over there, the marriage? perfection.
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