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How Lee Iacocca and Carroll Shelby changed Detroit

The recently departed Lee Iacocca is best known for his role in bringing Chrysler back from the brink of financial ruin. Car enthusiasts also know him as the father of the Mustang. Though it could be argued that the Mustang wasn't entirely his original idea, and though he had little direct role in its design or engineering (Iacocca was an engineer by training but a salesman by nature and career), Iacocca championed and shepherded the first pony car, understanding that the Baby Boomers reaching driving age wanted something with a youthful image.


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