Carroll Shelby Now and Then

Breaking News: Automotive legend Carroll Shelby has died

It is with a heavy heart that I report the sad news that last evening in Dallas Texas, high performance motoring legend Carroll Shelby passed away at the age of 89 years old.

Late last month, Carroll Shelby posted on his Facebook page that he “resting comfortably with family and working on getting better” while battling a bout of pneumonia at Baylor Hospital in Dallas. That statement from the man himself was in response to rumors of his death last month but sadly, today’s news has hit the world hard, backed by a press release from the company which shares the legend’s name (Carroll Shelby International, Inc). The cause of his death was undisclosed but we can surmise that Mr. Shelby may have lost the battle to the pneumonia that he was battling last month. In his passing, the automotive industry has lost a man who has done as much for the progression of high performance as any individual since the automobile was invented.

“We are all deeply saddened, and feel a tremendous sense of loss for Carroll’s family, ourselves and the entire automotive industry,” said Joe Conway, president of Carroll Shelby International, Inc. and board member. “There has been no one like Carroll Shelby and never will be. However, we promised Carroll we would carry on, and he put the team, the products and the vision in place to do just that.”


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A legend. He will be missed.