Carroll Shelby dies at 89; cult classic car designer
It wasn't a big secret that Carroll Shelby was close to death, so today's sad news of his passing isn't surprising. He missed the debut of the Shelby 1000 in New York because he was so ill. What most people don't know is the
Carroll Shelby accepts the winner's trophy at Riverside International Raceway after winning the 200-mile International Grand Prix in 1960. (Associated Press / December 31, 1969) By Shav Glick and Jerry Hirsch, Special to The Times Carroll Shelby,
Carroll Shelby has passed away at the age of 89. The legendary tuner and proprietor of the famous marque that bears his name had been in the hospital for.
By Nomaan Merchant and Jeff Wilson AP Dallas — Carroll Shelby, the legendary car designer and champion auto racer who built the fabled Shelby Cobra sports car and injected testosterone into Ford's Mustang and Chrysler's Viper, has died. He was 89.
Before reality TV, and even still to a very large degree now, the best known name associated with performance cars to the average person is Carroll Shelby, and with good reason. Shelby has been considered a legend in the field for decades,