Death of Carroll Shelby

January 11, 1923 - May 10, 2012
Dallas, Texas | Age 89

Legendary car designer, racer dies at 89
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JEFF WILSON, The Associated Press

DALLAS (AP) — Decades after a heart condition forced him to retire from racing, Carroll Shelby still loved to drive muscle cars. Well into his 80s, the legendary car designer spent hours testing his last Mustang Shelby GT500, which sets a new record for horsepower and hits a top speed of more than 200 miles per hour.

A one-time chicken farmer, Shelby had more than a half-dozen successful careers during his long life: champion race car...

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