Auto enthusiast sites have been buzzing for some time now over Carroll Shelby and his health. Shelby, born in 1923 in Texas, has an illustrious career in car racing and design. He is most well known for the original Cobra, a small British AC Ace sports car with a huge American V-8 engine that was available in the 60s. His name has also been applied to countless Mustang variations.
Shelby posted the following on his Facebook page addressing the rumors:
There have been some rumors about my health lately. So I wanted to clear them up.
I’ve been in the hospital over the last several months with pneumonia. But I’m resting comfortably with my family and working on getting better. My kids are taking good care of me.
I am sorry that I can’t make any appearances right now. If you want someone from Shelby at an event in my place, contact Scott Black at TimePiece PR in Dallas. He’ll give those requests to my team, who will determine the right person to represent me.
I also have asked them to post on my behalf to keep you up to date.
Thanks for the all good wishes and thoughts.