Legendary racer and car designer Carroll Shelby has sadly passed away at the age of 89. Shelby, who was inducted into the automobile hall of fame in 1992, is known by many as the father of Shelby Mustangs and Shelby Cobras.
He was also one of the world’s longest-living transplant recipients. He had received a heart transplant in 1990 and a kidney transplant in 1996.
Rest in peace.
RIP CARROLL SHELBY, a great idol who loved the motorsport in the 89 years of your life.
— Helio Castroneves (@h3lio) May 11, 2012
Sad to hear legendary Carroll Shelby passed away. His automotive contributions made him a real icon. #RIP
— Mario Andretti (@MarioAndretti) May 11, 2012
we lost one of the most iconic racer and car designer of all time, Carroll Shelby will be missed, go rest high on that mountain my friend.
— Darrell Waltrip (@AllWaltrip) May 11, 2012
RIP Carroll Shelby, a great automotive mind and spirit who gave so much culture to America's car culture.
— Stewart-Haas Racing (@StewartHaasRcng) May 11, 2012
R.I.P. Carroll Shelby. A legendary man who's had a huge impact on my life and the lives of auto enthusiasts around the world for decades.
— Greg Miller (@GregInUtah) May 11, 2012
RIP Carroll Shelby.
— jesse james (@FreeJesseJames) May 11, 2012
RIP Carroll Shelby We knew this day was coming but it doesn't make it easier. But, what a spectacular, full, interesting, improbable life!!
— Tommy Kendall (@TommyKendall11) May 11, 2012
It was a sad day in the world of cars. RIP Carroll Shelby #restinpeace
— geoffrey yee (@gdotyee) May 11, 2012
Carroll Shelby dies? Unbelievable. The man who beat Enzo Ferrari.
— Gabor Vajda (@Gabor_V) May 11, 2012
Burn some rubber for the great Carroll Shelby. Thanks for all you've given.
— Brandon Smith (@BrandonASmith) May 11, 2012
Carroll Shelby. The word legend is bandied around so much it often loses its true meaning. In this case it doesn't do the man justice. RIP.
— Will Buxton (@willbuxton) May 11, 2012
we will miss you Carroll Shelby! We will do our best to honor your memory.
— Patrick Dempsey (@PatrickDempsey) May 11, 2012
Carroll Shelby, one of America's most influentional driver and car producer died today. He started the muscle car era #nuffsaid
— Kyle Bridgewater (@bridge_h2o12) May 11, 2012
RIP Carroll Shelby, a true automotive legend who personally taught me & millions of others so much in this automotive business & lifestyle
— Joshua Neumann (@Joshua_Ne) May 11, 2012
Very sad to hear Carroll Shelby has passed away. Old school sports car legend!
— Darren Turner (@DarrenTurner007) May 11, 2012
RIP the father of the Cobra and guy who scored FORD much road racing success….Carroll Shelby. You will be missed.
— Matt Yocum (@MattYocum) May 11, 2012
Lost a legend today in Carroll Shelby… RIP
— Parker Kligerman (@pkligerman) May 11, 2012
My good friend Carroll Shelby has died. He & I were in the Sgt Pilot program during WWII. Last visited w/ him in March. RIP, my friend.
— Chuck Yeager (@GenChuckYeager) May 11, 2012
A fitting tribute to Carroll Shelby would be to have everyone who owns a vehicle with his name on it burn rubber for 30 seconds.
— Jack (@Mr_Fastbucks) May 11, 2012
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