In 1986 and 1987, Shelby Automobiles modified about 500 Dodge Omnis in their California based factory for shipment and sales directly through Dodge dealers around the country. These econobox legends were outfitted with a modified engine, upgraded wheels, brakes and suspension and given a factory Shelby VIN…so don’t call it a tuner car or a kit car. Find this 1986 Shelby Omni GLHS offered for a starting bid of $8000 in Fredericksburg, VA via craigslist.
It isn’t often that I stumble onto a (ostensibly) production car that I’ve never seen nor heard about…but it happened again. This next thing is #96 of 300 built from 1999-2000 of the limited Shelby Durango SP-360 Super Pursuit. Shelby took the basic Durango (the Dodge, not the Ford) in viper blue, added a Kenne Bell (who is not a country singer…despite my initial assumptions) supercharger to the 5.9 liter Magnum V8 for 360 hp, added custom wheels, suspension, bumpers…and finished the masterpiece with a splash of white racing stripes running the length of the vehicle. The end result is an almost 5000 lb vehicle that can hit 60mph in 7.1 seconds and reach 142 mph…impressive for 1999, and almost unheard of. Find this 1999 Shelby Dodge Durango SP-360 Super Pursuit offered for $22,900 in Los Angeles, CA via craigslist.
Something must have been in the electrons at the May 2020 Barrett-Jackson online auction that closed the other day because somebody paid a scandalous $20,350.00 for an ’84 Dodge Daytona Turbo. It wasn’t even a Shelbyfied version and the trunk wasn’t full of Breitling watches, so I don’t know what to say. I thought that this […]
Time to highlight a limited production turbocharged hatchback ’80s machine because they are cheap and fun! The ’80s Dodge Charger was a Dodge Omni masquerading as a Charger – an emasculated version of a once brutal tire burning muscle machine…until Carroll Shelby got his 10-gallon hat involved and made a hot version. Anything with the legendary […]
Production of Ford’s wicked SVT Cobra started in 1993 when the boxy Fox body was still the chassis of choice, but those 1993 models are bloody expensive given their relative rarity and the fanboy entourage surrounding the Fox platform. However, in 1994 Ford released the SN-95 Mustang SVT Cobra, which was faster and better in almost every […]
In the late 80s Carroll Shelby followed his tried and true method of hot-rodding a pedestrian car by shoehorning a V8 into a small package (and plastering his name all over it), this time the diminutive Dodge Dakota pickup!. Oversize graphics harken back to an era when graphics were a replacement for actual engine horsepower […]
Everything Shelby has been hot for the past few decades. Probably longer than that, but you can’t touch an actual Shelby anything for less than retirement sized lumps of cash, except those Shelby Dodges, but they’ve got some years before they become collectible. Regardless if you want to get a Shelby Mustang that won’t break […]
We’ve always said that you can get an awesome car without spending huge piles of your 401k (which is shedding cash at an alarming rate if you’ve been following the news recently) and set an arbitrary DT self imposed limit of $20k. Sure, you could get a well equipped brand new Honda economy car…or you […]
The Dodge Charger was a little hatchback with a grand name – but it wasn’t until Carroll Shelby got his 10-gallon hat involved that things got fun. The base Shelby Charger was a hot-hatch Charger -but the real tire burner was the Shelby Charger GLH – which stands for Goes Like Hell. Today we’ve got […]
It doesn’t matter what they call it…the Monterey Historics, the Rolex Motorsports Reunion, the Laguna Seca Monster Jam or the Bay Area Histrionics — this is the ultimate car show. It starts with the dirt parking lot, that is this ridiculous collection of million dollar exotics and classics parked on mole hits, and continues to […]