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    Carroll Shelby, famed for fast living and faster cars, dies at 89

    RIP Caroll Shelby.  Smiley

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    Re: Carroll Shelby, famed for fast living and faster cars, dies at 89

    Bill Cosby and Shelbys 200mph Cobra

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=3-JQksYxgM0#!

    Shelby had a great life, may his cars and chili live on..kiss


    Re: Carroll Shelby, famed for fast living and faster cars, dies at 89

    So sadSmiley.  RIP


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    Re: Carroll Shelby, famed for fast living and faster cars, dies at 89

    That sucks. The man was a true motorsports legend and by all accounts a true gentleman. RIP.surprise


    Re: Carroll Shelby, famed for fast living and faster cars, dies at 89

    RIP Caroll Shelby, a truly great man.

    One downside to his career was that when the 70mph speed limit was enforced on the UK's, previously unrestricted, motorway (the M1), it was because police discovered that the AC car company was testing it's Cobras in excess of 180mph. This set a precedent which still prevails to this day...surprise

    Carroll Shelby and the Cobra

    In 1962 AC was approached by Carroll Shelby to use a small block Ford V8 engine in the Ace chassis, producing the AC Cobra. Shelby needed a car that could compete with the Chevrolet Corvette in US sports car racing. The resulting Cobra was a very powerful roadster, and it is commonly blamed for the introduction of the 70 mph (110 km/h) limit on British motorways.  This was a major factor in the decision, after a coupe version was caught doing 196 mph (315 km/h) during a test run.  -  Source - Wikipedia.


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    Re: Carroll Shelby, famed for fast living and faster cars, dies at 89

    Aston Martin used to test their cars for top speed on motorways also, and they werent exactly slow.


    Re: Carroll Shelby, famed for fast living and faster cars, dies at 89

    A legend has passed away.

    R.I.P. surprise


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