Shelby: Legend of Le Mans – CarArt.us Newsletter
Carroll Shelby: 1923-2012
I was fortunate to meet this Texas legend a few years back at the Petersen Museum. Carroll Shelby suddenly walked into my booth to admire a Maserati Birdcage print. “I drove that car at Riverside!” he told me, smiling as the art triggered fond memories. We car enthusiasts will miss him…
As an Anglo-American, the Shelby Cobra has always been a favorite. It still looks the epitome of a hairy-chested sports car, and Shelby gave it brutal perfomance to match. Blistering times of 0-60 in 4.2 and 0-100 in 10.3 seconds stood unbeaten for 20 years!