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Carroll Shelby

Carroll Hall Shelby (born January 11, 1923) is an American retired automotive designer and racing driver. He is most well known for making Mustangs for Ford Motor Company known as Mustang Cobras which he has done since 1965. His company Shelby American Inc., founded in 1962, and currently sells modified Ford vehicles, as well as performance parts. Carroll Shelby was born on January 11, 1923 in Leesburg, Texas, to Warren Hall Shelby, a rural mail carrier, and his wife Eloise Lawrence Shelby. Shelby suffered heart valve leakage problems by age 7 and spent most of his childhood in bed. By age 14, Shelby's health improved and he was subsequently declared to have "outgrown" his health problems. Shelby's first wife was Jeanne Fields; they married on December 18, 1943. Their daughter Sharon Anne Shelby was born a year later on December 27, 1944. They had two more children; sons named Michael Hall (born November 2, 1946) and Patrick Burke (born October 23, 1947).

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Carroll Shelby -- Wife vs. Kids in WAR Over Auto Legend's Body

Carroll Shelby
Wife vs. Kids in WAR Over Auto Legend's Body

The children and estranged wife of legendary sports car designer Carroll Shelby -- the guy who designed the epic Mustang and Cobra -- are locked in an epic battle to determine who gets his body --… READ MORE >

Auto Legend Carroll Shelby -- The Chili Community Mourns Death of a Legend

Auto Legend Carroll Shelby
The Chili Community Mourns Death of a Legend

The late Carroll Shelby didn't just invent one of the coolest sports cars ever ... he also INVENTED THE WORLD CHILI COOKOFF ... and TMZ has learned the chili community is planning a memorial to… READ MORE >

- 892 days ago
Carroll Shelby Dead -- Auto Legend Dies at 89

Auto Legend Carroll Shelby
Dead at 89

Legendary car designer and racing driver Carroll Shelby has died.Shelby is known for introducing the Shelby AC Cobra to the United States in the 1960s -- combining an English sports car chassis… READ MORE >

- 893 days ago
Auto Legend Carroll Shelby -- I Am No Sex Abuser!

Auto Legend Carroll Shelby
I Am NO Sex Abuser!

88-year-old driving legend Carroll Shelby is adamant ... he did NOT sexually assault his former receptionist, claiming her accusations are nothing but "wild and fantastical." TMZ broke the story… READ MORE >

- 1177 days ago
Auto Legend Carroll Shelby -- Accused of Sexual Assault

Auto Legend Carroll Shelby
ACCUSED OF SEXUAL ASSAULT

Automotive legend Carroll Shelby -- the guy who designed the Ford Mustang Cobra -- has been sued by a former receptionist who claims the 88-year-old sexually assaulted her ... and also ignored her… READ MORE >

- 1177 days ago

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