Carroll Shelby had a thing for speed. First, it was airplanes. During the war, Shelby flew everything from a Beechcraft AT-11 to a North American B-25 Mitchell.
After the war, Shelby tried his hand at a variety of endeavors. He had a dump truck business, he was an oil well roughneck, then he tried chicken farming. He went bankrupt doing that. Lucky for us, because if the chickens had made him a fortune, we never would have had the car we are about to talk about.
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