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  1. #1 Auto legend Carroll Shelby, father of Cobra, dies 
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    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. He had been hospitalized for pneumonia. ...
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    RIP - an auto genius. I will never forget my experience with the early Shelby.
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  3. #3 Rest in Peace Carroll Shelby 
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    Carroll Shelby, a Texas chicken farmer turned hot-rodder who went on to build innovative sports cars like the Cobra that challenged Europe’s longtime dominance of road racing as well as high-performance versions of production cars like the Ford Mustang, died on Thursday in Dallas. He was 89.

    In the 1960s, Shelby raised the profile of American racing machines on the international sports-car circuit by packing powerful Ford V-8 engines into lightweight British roadsters, and by developing racing cars for Ford.

    His Shelby Cobras proved worthy competitors to the likes of Ferrari, Maserati and Jaguar and became prized collector’s items. Today they command six- and seven-figure prices.

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    "A thing of beauty is a joy for ever:
    Its loveliness increases;
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    Pass into nothingness;"

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    Sic Hacer Pace, Para Bellum.

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