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#1 oldtransamdriver

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Posted 12 January 2012 - 00:44

Mr. Shelby is 89 years young to-day - congratulations.

Robert Barg

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#2 elansprint72

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Posted 12 January 2012 - 00:56

Mr. Shelby is 89 years young to-day - congratulations.

Robert Barg


Agreed!

#3 jj2728

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Posted 12 January 2012 - 02:06

Tally-ho!
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#4 E1pix

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Posted 12 January 2012 - 03:48

WOW, 89, and after a heart transplant no less!

My Dad had a '69 GT500 for 20 years so I have a soft spot for Mr. Shelby — though my chili is far better. :)

Happy Birthday, Legend! :up:

#5 arttidesco

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Posted 12 January 2012 - 13:50

Happy Birthday Mr Shelby !

#6 JacnGille

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Posted 12 January 2012 - 16:04

:up:

#7 HistoricMustang

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Posted 12 January 2012 - 16:59

What a great salesman. :wave:

#8 fbarrett

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Posted 12 January 2012 - 18:04

Happy Birthday, 'Shel! Someday I hope to own the only Cobra with an unsigned glovebox door...

#9 Stefan Schmidt

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Posted 12 January 2012 - 18:42

Happy Birthday

#10 bradbury west

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Posted 13 January 2012 - 13:50

WOW, 89, and after a heart transplant no less!


More pertinently because of a heart transplant, hence his charity.
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#11 Stefan Schmidt

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Posted 14 January 2012 - 18:45

Just received a phone call from Jim Sitz informing me that Carroll has passed away.


What?!


#12 ReWind

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Posted 15 January 2012 - 09:18

Let's hope that it is only a misunderstanding of a poor example of bad taste from nearly two years ago.

#13 E1pix

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Posted 15 January 2012 - 09:26

Carroll's alive, unless Wiki is behind:
http://en.wikipedia..../Carroll_Shelby


#14 RA Historian

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Posted 15 January 2012 - 17:07

Never believe Wiki; unreliable.

Having said that, I have been unable to verify what I heard yesterday, and apparently I misunderstood what I was told. I apologize for the confusion.

Edited by RA Historian, 16 January 2012 - 13:40.


#15 Stefan Schmidt

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Posted 15 January 2012 - 18:09

OK - thank GOD

#16 Frank S

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Posted 15 January 2012 - 18:17

Someone has disinterred a years-old "satirical" piece. It's odd how such mean nonsense give pleasure to a few miscreants. And how many don't mind passing such things on without bothering to confirm the "facts" or consider the consequences.

#17 E1pix

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Posted 16 January 2012 - 05:52

More pertinently because of a heart transplant, hence his charity.
Roger Lund

Absolutely, and I really admire that! Giving back is the only way to fly. :up:

We had a house guest in the late-'60s, who at that point was the longest-living heart transplant patient. Five years then, which was a really long time in those days. He died a few years after that, and a Milwaukeean named Betty Anick took over the "longest survivor" mantle for a while. Carroll's longevity was unheard of then, of course.

Long Live the King (Cobra).

Never believe Wiki; unreliable.

"Never?" It's been reliable for me so far, and (thankfully) this time as well.

#18 D-Type

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Posted 16 January 2012 - 13:26

I suppose that after the problems of transplanting a Ford V8 into a poor unsuspecting AC Ace, dealing with a simple like-for-like transplant closer to home would be a pushover :)

#19 RA Historian

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Posted 16 January 2012 - 13:42

"Never?" It's been reliable for me so far, and (thankfully) this time as well.

Never may be a tad strong, but I am always a bit leery a facility where "garbage in, garbage out" can occur.

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#20 Gabrci

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Posted 20 March 2012 - 09:16

Thankfull Mr. Shelby is indeed still with us, although I regret to report that his health has significantely declined in the last few months. :(

#21 David M. Kane

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Posted 20 March 2012 - 15:47

Happy Birthday sir! :up:

#22 Frank S

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Posted 22 March 2012 - 02:39

Mr Shelby was in an ICU for a month or so, but is now in recovery and conversing with distant associates by telephone. This is good news and relatively reliable, I hear.

#23 E1pix

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Posted 22 March 2012 - 03:13

Wow, a month is big time at his age. Hope he's okay.

#24 Hse289

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Posted 22 March 2012 - 09:55

Great news Frank :up: