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Carroll Shelby RIP


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It was only a couple of days ago that we were talking about him as the Classic this year is very much US themed and the Shelby stable will feature large.[:P]

The beneficiary of two different transplant ops which added over 20 years to his life.  A great bloke with a great legacy.  Sad, yes, but what a life.

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Great guy and great legacy, my memories of him are his cars, in the 70's; driving a Mustang 350gt (how could something that big be so quick); a friend had a sunbeam tiger, which Shelby built the prototype, and Ken Miles had a hand too, but the most awesome memory is when hillclimbing at Gurston in the 70's, watching Paul Channon in his red cobra rolling up, swopping silencers for pipes, setting a blistering ftd, making it look soo easy, then replacing silencers and driving home! no plastic, no stripes or chrome rollbars, just a quick car. When trawling for pics I found that he still has the car and at 85 years old driving it at goodwood, way to go.  http://www.gt40s.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=22015&d=1184510774
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