The man who changed the Mustang from a “secretary’s car” to a true muscle car has passed away. Carroll Shelby was one of key driving forces behind the Mustang’s early and latemodel success. He will always be known for the Shelby AC Cobra, GT350 & GT500 cars that sport his name and signature. We want to send a huge heart felt thank you to Carroll Shelby for everything he has done for the Mustang Community and for the whole automotive industry in general. We would also like to send condolences to his family and friends.
His last creations, the 2013 Shelby GT500 and the Shelby 1000 are referred to as the highest horsepower V8 production cars on the market today. I would say that his products were still pushing the automotive industry to work harder toward performance, even till the very end.
Check out the picture below of Shannon Guderian, owner of Latemodel Restoration, enjoying some quality time with Carroll Shelby. How many of you guys are lucky enough to have met Mr. Shelby and get a signature on the dash of your Mustang? Please feel free to share your thoughts with fellow Mustang Enthusiasts in our comment section. Tell us about your favorite Shelby Projects and cars.