sschewe 5pts My brother Mike was a University of Michigan-Dearborn co-op student at Lincoln Mercury in 1963-4. He was maybe 20 years old and I was 18 when he brought home an "executive evaluation" blue 260 CID HiPo Shelby Cobra. He drove it around Dearborn with me as a terrified passenger---and him as a terrified driver. It was simply astounding---kind of like when Will Smith in Independence Day exclaimed "I gotta get me one of these!" It was absolutely other-worldly. A perfect mating of ultra-light English sports car nimbleness and American V8 muscle.I became a Ford co-op engineering student and eventually a Ford engine designer. My guess is the falling out that Carroll had with Ford in the late 60s and early 70s was partially due to the fact that we at Ford, along with the Big Three, were under the gun to clean up the engines because of the Clean Air Act. Racing was put on hold.The man was one sharp cookie!