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Carroll Shelby goes racing – Video

Submitted by on December 3, 2014

Carroll ShelbyThe awesome story of how Ford, AC, Carroll Shelby and a team of Californian hot rod builders created the iconic Shelby Cobra.

Before Carroll Shelby decided to build one of the greatest American sports cars, the AC Cobra was a fantastic chassis without an engine to equal it. Ford had a brilliant new engine. Shelby brought them together, and the rest is history.

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Before Shelby knew it, Ford were turning to him to help improve on the Mustang. Then came Le Mans, and the GT40. This video follows the story of Carroll Shelby in his post-racing career, and features Pete Brock, Ken Miles and Dan Gurney putting the GT40 through its paces.

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