For the 1986 and 1987 model years, 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 […]
I hate to be the guy who always says that things aren’t safe or you are going to shoot your eye out…but if you buy this next car/trike/thing you will probably not survive through the next year. I’m not saying that it isn’t a well built…but the combination of V8 horsepower and single Yamaha front […]
The Dodge Shelby CSX is a strange car that lives in the land between classic and garbage. Most examples for sale are totally trashed for almost free, or stored with 17 miles on the odo and the seller asks a fortune. Today’s CSX is somewhere in the middle, has a decent number of miles, put […]
There is nothing subtle about a Shelby Dodge from the 80s with the GLH or GLHS badge. Big bold SHELBY decades adorn every exposed surface and badges declare things like INTERCOOLED. But any tightwad boost junkie will be familiar with the Shelby Charger GLHS for its perky personality, ’80s performance and generally showing expensive cars who is the boss. Malign it for front wheel drive, or love it for the Shelby name; these little GLHS (Omni or Charger) coupes will be worth something someday. Find this 1987 Shelby Charger GLHS offered for $8700 in Laguna Niguel, CA via craiglist. Tip from Rock On!
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 […]