Carroll Hall Shelby, the Texan who created the famous Shelby Cobra and uncounted other high-performance machines that turned the auto world on its ear, and made it a whole lot more fun for 50 years, died in Dallas Thursday night at age 89.
Carroll Hall Shelby (January 11, 1923 – May 10, 2012) was an American automotive designer, racing driver and entrepreneur. He was most well known for making the AC Motors-based Shelby American Cobra and later the Mustang-based performance cars for Ford Motor Company known as Mustang Cobras which he has done since 1965
Carroll Hall Shelby - automotive designer, racing driver and entrepreneur. He was best known for his involvement with the AC Cobra and later the Mustang-based performance cars for Ford Motor Company known as Shelby Mustangs which he had done since 1965. His company, Shelby American Inc., founded in 1962, currently sells modified Ford vehicles, as well as performance parts. Leesburgh, TX
Carroll Hall Shelby (1/11/23 – 5/10/12) Automotive designer, race driver and entrepreneur, best known for his AC Cobra and later Mustang performance cars. Suffered heart issues most of his life and - He receiving heart and kidney transplants later in life. "Yesterday's History. Tomorrow's a Mystery. So live for today.” was his credo. In his career he set 16 U.S. and world speed records and won the 1959 24 Hours of Le Mans. He was the Sports Illustrated driver of the year in 1956 & 1957.
Large Smiths Speedometer - AC Shelby Cobra 427 - 289 / Cobra Daytona Replica Originally a mistake, the reverse speedometer soon became the unique signature of the roadster. This sublime illustration captures, in great detail, the “Blooper” that makes it to the hall of fame, and one of our favorite parts of the AC Shelby Cobra.