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Carroll Shelby

American,  Designer
Total Quotes : 23
Next Always Been

I've always been asked, 'What is my favorite car?' and I've always said 'The next one.'

- Carroll Shelby

Nothing More Going

I'm not going to take this defeatist attitude and listen to all this crap any more from all these people who have nothing except doomsday to predict.

- Carroll Shelby

Parent Very Home Life

I didn't have time for my children much. I wasn't a very good parent; I had a pretty unhappy home life.

- Carroll Shelby

Original Like Personal

The Cobra is my personal favorite car. The original 289 Cobra is the car I respect the most. I like to drive the 289 better than the 427.

- Carroll Shelby

Work Lot Built

I've had a good run. I've built a lot of things that work and a lot of things that didn't work.

- Carroll Shelby

BMW Arrogant Porsche

Porsche and BMW drivers are arrogant.

- Carroll Shelby

Driving Race Lot

I had a lot of fun driving race cars, but it wasn't my No. 1 priority.

- Carroll Shelby

Wake Up New Wake

Every morning I wake up with new ideas.

- Carroll Shelby

Never Damn Dime

I never made a damn dime until I started doing what I wanted.

- Carroll Shelby

Husband Terrible

I'm a terrible husband.

- Carroll Shelby

Car Learn Race

Driving race cars was an avenue for me to learn how to build my own car, and that was my ambition all along.

- Carroll Shelby

Love I Love

I love horsepower.

- Carroll Shelby

Car Motor Massive

It's a massive motor in a tiny, lightweight car.

- Carroll Shelby

World Championship Mans

My proudest moments are beating Ferrari for the World Championship in 1965, and working with Ford to win Le Mans in 1966 and 1967.

- Carroll Shelby

Mule Lee Out

In 1964, when Lee Iacocca said, 'Shelby, I want you to make a sports car out of the Mustang,' the first thing I said was, 'Lee, you can't make a race horse out of a mule. I don't want to do it.' He said, 'I didn't ask you to make it; you work for me.'

- Carroll Shelby

Competition Against Put

I don't design cars. I'm not a designer. I know what I desire to be built, I know what the end result is, the horsepower, the competition we'll be working against - but I leave it to the people who work with me to put it all together. I don't do anything.

- Carroll Shelby

Happy Very Could

I never had ambitions to see how rich I could get. I got a lot of contemporaries that that's their ambition, and I don't know very many of them that are happy.

- Carroll Shelby

Build Automobile Wanted

What I wanted to do was build an automobile.

- Carroll Shelby

Think Celebrity Loves

I don't think I'm a celebrity. I'm just a guy from east Texas who loves cars and airplanes.

- Carroll Shelby

Thought Stupid Reason

The reason I moved to California the first time was to build the Cobra. I thought it was stupid to have a 1918 taxicab engine in what Europeans like to call a performance car when a little American V-8 could do the job better.

- Carroll Shelby