Carroll Shelby is best known for the legendary Cobra, which shoved a big American V8 engine into the lightweight European body of a car.
Shelby’s life work was designing and building bad ass cars that went fast as hell.
Shelby first gained fame in the automotive world by winning France’s grueling 24 Hours of Le Mans sports car race with a teammate in 1959.
Soon after his win at Le Mans, he gave up racing and turned his attention to designing high-powered “muscle cars” that eventually became the Shelby Cobra and the Mustang Shelby GT500.
He was 89.