Still For Sale: 1985 Dodge Omni GLH Turbo
The GLH tag on the back of this Dodge Omni has nothing to do with Great Looking Hair — the spray on hair-in-a-can bald spot cover that was all the rage back…well…when this car was new. It also has nothing to do with the regional airport located just outside of Greenville, Mississippi — no, the GLH stands for Goes Like Hell, a name chosen for the car by Mr. Carroll Shelby himself to describe the little compacts willingness to accelerate. Find this 1985 Dodge Omni GLH Turbo offered for $5,200 in Gainesville, GA via craigslist. Tip from Matt C.
This little black beauty wears a new coat of black paint (how new? seller doesn’t say) but the paint is at least a year old because this car was featured on DT February of 2015 with a $5,900 asking price.
The same pictures from the listing a year ago shows the hopped up version of the Chrylser
K-car 2.2 liter inline-4, the Turbo I. In GLH spec it is boosted to 146
horsepower, but the seller has added a Mopar computer chip for a few more horsepower.
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Probably the nicest one left. Does Shelby's name appear anywhere on it? If so, it might just be the cheap route to be able to hitch to the star….
Pretty. Now, mind you, they were built like crap and nowhere near as nice to drive as the VW GTI, but definitely faster.
If you're expecting the chicken-farmer's name to pull Ferrari appreciation, this one was the first and maybe best of the Shelby-Mopar efforts. If you're looking for an '80s scooter to drive at a reasonable price, go find a BMW 325is.
Or that 5.0 Fox Mustang. Or, hell, a Saab 9000 Turbo.
I only regret that I have but two thumbs up I can give for this car.
I had the Charger version of this as my high school runabout. Great car if you can keep the stupid shift linkage on. Mine had some electrical gremlins as well, but that could have been related to the aftermarket stereo and alarm and the fact that it was almost 10 years old and driven pretty hard. This is a lot nicer than mine was though. Now that I'm older, I would definitely want the four door version. Gosh, I do love a nice four door hatchback too, but I'm probably not the right owner for this one 🙂
I love this car. Wish I owned it.