Sad day for car lovers..Carroll Shelby died.

  • NJVetteGuy77

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    May 12, 2012 12:57 AM GMT
    For those who love cars, especially Mustangs...sad day today. RIP Carroll Shelby, 1923-2012.

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    May 12, 2012 2:04 AM GMT
    Doesn't get anymore wonderful sounding than this



    Great job Shel
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    May 12, 2012 2:23 AM GMT
    RIP icon_sad.gif
  • JP85257

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    May 12, 2012 3:21 AM GMT
    Why do the good ones die? I hope his legacy is able to endure.
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    May 12, 2012 4:28 AM GMT
    JPtheBITCH saidYes I read that earlier today online. Sad, but he wasn't exactly snuffed out in his prime.


    Oh and he was a cranky old bastard too, but one of a kind.

    RIP
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    May 12, 2012 4:31 AM GMT
    JP85257 saidWhy do the good ones die? I hope his legacy is able to endure.


    And it will. See and HEAR the Leno GT350 vid embed

    Was behind a Daytona Coupe ( a replica I'm sure) on the way home tonight.
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    May 12, 2012 9:44 AM GMT
    Why is it a sad day?icon_confused.gif He was 89 or 90yrs old!
    He was a great artist in his own right, but his design days were over yrs ago.
    And what a great way to kick!! Knowing that his name and designs will live on and increase in $$$$ value! icon_biggrin.gif

    It's actually a great day for those that own Shelbys.
    Now these awesome cars' value should climb even higher!
    I have one friend who has 2 originals. He is VERY happy about this news.

    I mean come on......Shelby led a full, looooong, creative, and most importantly.....financially successful life!!

    Tristan
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    May 12, 2012 11:26 AM GMT
    musclefetish1 saidI mean come on......Shelby led a full, creative, and most importantly.....financially successful life!!

    Tristan

    You're right. I suppose my grief comes from a creative person in our world being gone, regardless of his age. That always diminishes us all.

    And that, selfishly, it reminds me of how old I am myself. I could have legally driven Shelby's first Mustang creation. You know you're truly old when all the cultural icons from your youth are gone, and today's icons are a mystery to you. icon_sad.gif
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    May 12, 2012 1:49 PM GMT
    musclefetish1 saidWhy is it a sad day?icon_confused.gif He was 89 or 90yrs old!
    He was a great artist in his own right, but his design days were over yrs ago.
    And what a great way to kick!! Knowing that his name and designs will live on and increase in $$$$ value! icon_biggrin.gif

    It's actually a great day for those that own Shelbys.
    Now these awesome cars' value should climb even higher!
    I have one friend who has 2 originals. He is VERY happy about this news.

    I mean come on......Shelby led a full, looooong, creative, and most importantly.....financially successful life!!

    Tristan


    Carroll was still involved in "current" design days. His company continues to have some say in the development of the Shelby variants of the current generation Mustangs. He may not have been 100% behind all the decisions, but he did give his inputs.

    I'm also very saddened by the loss of Carroll Shelby. I know how much him and his company have contributed to Ford Mustang (and Dodge) enthusiasts, and how he's touched the lives of some people I know. These days, there are only a handful of tuners, designers or execs that are truly "car guys" (or car girls). I hope his passion for cars continues with whomever runs his company.

    Chances are that anything "Shelby" will now command a higher price premium. While I understand the thoughts behind such a move, part of me worries that any unique Shelbys out there will deemed so rare or valuable that they become trailer or show queens that never see the light of day on the open roads.
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    May 12, 2012 1:54 PM GMT
    Read about it yessterday. Had a long life though and had two different types of organ transpants. Legacy will probably always be remembered.
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    May 12, 2012 1:58 PM GMT
    musclefetish1 saidWhy is it a sad day?icon_confused.gif He was 89 or 90yrs old!
    He was a great artist in his own right, but his design days were over yrs ago.
    And what a great way to kick!! Knowing that his name and designs will live on and increase in $$$$ value! icon_biggrin.gif

    It's actually a great day for those that own Shelbys.
    Now these awesome cars' value should climb even higher!
    I have one friend who has 2 originals. He is VERY happy about this news.

    I mean come on......Shelby led a full, looooong, creative, and most importantly.....financially successful life!!

    Tristan


    It is a sad day given where values already are ..... if you still want one. But ole Shel lived hard so at 89 he got about 20 years beyond his life expectancy.
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    May 12, 2012 2:02 PM GMT
    I first read this as "Sad day for cat lovers" lol
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    May 12, 2012 3:02 PM GMT

    0mg wTf??? ShelbY diEd? dis reallY iS a sAd day 4 caT lOverz!
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    May 12, 2012 5:02 PM GMT
    AJ22 saidRead about it yessterday. Had a long life though and had two different types of organ transpants. Legacy will probably always be remembered.


    And believe me, he 'earned' the liver transplant