Carroll Shelby 1923-2012

Discussion in 'The Intelligence Cell' started by SKJOLD, May 12, 2012.

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  1. Bloody nice car, the Cobra.
     
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  2. maguire

    maguire LE Book Reviewer

    a true motorsport legend. RIP.
     
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  3. Buggers cars cost us our unrestricted motorways in 1964!

    RIP to a true giant of the motorsport world, and the man who gave us the ultimate hairy chested sports car.
     
  4. The Cobra, now that was a sportscar, you can keep your Vette's, Viper's, Jag's etc.
     
  5. Made by AC in Thames Ditton.
     
  6. I couldn't give a ****. I've never understood why it even makes the news when somebody who once did something of no real significance dies. At least he wasn't an actor, I suppose.
     
  7. Thanks for sharing that.
     
  8. Cold_Collation

    Cold_Collation LE Book Reviewer

    The story goes that he'd take customers for a drive in the Cobra and to demonstrate the acceleration he'd place a $100 bill on the dashboard and say that the bill was theirs if they could grab it as he floored it. Apparently, no-one ever managed to grab the bill.

    Fell in love with the Cobra the first time I saw 'The Gumball Rally' as a kid. One day... [sigh]
     
  9. You're either a Nissan Micra driver, a cyclist, a botter, or all three if you don't care about Carroll Shelby
     
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  10. If he had spent as much time on suspension development as he did with the engine you might have been able to drive them around corners. and please don't quote from "bullitt".
     
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  11. On come now, he didn't create the E Type or DB5 did he. All he really did was shoehorn big engines into other peoples cars
     
  12. Another Micra driver...