This is a short video dedicated to the forgotten Shelby cars and their turbocharged Mopar siblings.
The photos were taken by me at the annual SDAC convention, that was held in Chicagoland this year.
For more information on these 80's pocket rockets head over to www.turbo-mopar.com
Note: The beginning dialogue is Shelby talking about a Supercharged Charger; I couldn't seem to find some useable audio that pertained to the use of the turbochargers in the numbered cars that followed... But it still has its merits.
Thanks for watching!
This is a tribute video I made about the 1980's turbo Dodges. The video is also under my
StreetFire account (85CharGLHS) if you'd rather watch it there. I hope you
Circles - Joe Satriani
The 1986/1987 Shelby GLHS vehicles
Kazzer introduces the long overlooked low budget performance sports cars
from Caroll Shelbys Chrysler turbo days,
the 1986 Shelby GLHS (sedan) and the 1987 Shelby GLHS (coupe)
These weren't just Shelby stickered up Chryslers, the GLHS series of cars
were taken to Shelbys Whittier CA skunkworks facility where the performance
was bumped up all around and limited editions were made..
1986 GLHS's = 500 total
1987 GLHS's - 1,000 total
The Dodge Caravan
One of my favorite "sleepers" of all time. This is my friend, Joe
Manduno's, 1989 Dodge Caravan. Factory 8-valve 2.2L turbo engine with some goodies. ;)
This will get you to the grocery store in a hurry!
Song: "Lux Aeterna - Requiem For A Dream"
2013 Marybeth Kiczenski
Worlds Fastest Turbo Dodge Shelby Charger 8v 4cyl Omni
On September 30,2012 at Interlake Dragway in Gimli, Rob McLellan ran a
10.04 at 143.28 miles per hour in his Dodge Shelby Charger making it
Fastest 8-valve 5 speed 4 cyl turbo
Dodge on the planet. This car is still running the none common block 2.2
with stock ported Exhaust manifold and
no NOS. Stock 568 trans. with quaife and stock axles.
Shelby Dodge OMNI GLH Commercial
The Dodge Omni and the similar Plymouth Horizon were front wheel drive cars
introduced by the Dodge and Plymouth divisions of the Chrysler Corporation
in North America in December 1977 for the 1978 model year. They were
based on a European Simca-based design of the same name. They were the
first of many successful front-wheel drive models, such as the Dodge
Aries/Plymouth Reliant and the Dodge Caravan/Plymouth Voyager which helped
return Chrysler to profitability.
The ultimate Dodge Omni was the modified Omni GLH. The original name,
"Coyote", was rejected, and Carroll Shelby's choice, the initials GLH,
which stood for "Goes Like Hell", were taken instead. 1984 was the first
year of the GLH, which carried over most of the modifications that had been
made the previous year to the Shelby Charger. 1985 was the debut of the
GLH-T model with the turbo I (K) engine
option. This engine, at low Boost
(7.2 PSi) coupled with the car's very low weight (as low as 2,200 lb (1,000
kg)), earned this car its name. The car carried over into 1986 unchanged
aside from the addition of a hatch-mounted third tail light, and production
was stopped. The final 500 GLH-T cars (all black) were sold to Shelby, who
used them as the basis for the 1986 Shelby GLHS ("Goes Like Hell S'More").
These cars were modified by Carroll Shelby in California and sold as
Shelbys. With 175 horsepower (130 kW) and 175
lb·ft (237 N·m) of torque, the Shelby GLHS was a modified 2.2 with a turbo 2 setup which included a 2 piece blow
through intake (the GLH-T was a draw through turbo design) shelby ecu, Boost was raised to a conservative 12psi, T2
turbocharger compressor cover and a
The short block stayed the same between the GLH-T and GLHS. Further
modifications included 205/50R15 Eagle GT Gatorback tires mounted on Shelby
Centurian wheels, Koni adjustable struts and shocks, and stiffer springs.
Different decals were also part of the package. Silver pin stripes down the
ground fx along with "SHELBY" decals replaced the standard red GLH-T
decals. A "SHELBY" decal was added to the windshield and a large "GLHS"
decal on the driver side rear sail panel. All GLHS cars came with a
numbered dash plaque, Mobile 1 valve cover plaque, MOMO shift knob and
Shelby leather wrapped steering wheel and A black/yellow overlay sticker
was placed at the bottom of the speedometer to read to 135 mph.
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Classics Revealed: The Shelby Cobra
( http://www.TFLcar.com ) The Shelby Cobra is perhaps the World's most
iconic and thus copied car. Less than 1000 original Ford AC Cobras were
built by Carroll Shelby. Tens of Thousands of copies of the original 289
and 427 AC Cobras exist with most of them being "kit cars" copies. In this
exclusive TFLcar video we visit Superformace in Southern California to
learn why the Shelby Cobra is such an iconic race car and automobile.
Superformance along with Carroll Shelby's own Shelby Automobiles, Inc build
what many call "Continuation Cars". These are brand new Shelby Cobra
roadsters and coupes that have official Shebly CSX serial numbers. They are
of course not the original series of Shelby Cobra cars which now demand
hundreds of thousands of dollars by collectors when they do come up for
sale , but they are also not copies. They are simply new Shelby Cobras
built as a continuation of the original series of cars. In other words,
these are new Shelby Cobras. If you are a fan of Carroll Shelby and his
cars you'll like this video as we get deep into the history of what many
believe is America's most beautiful and iconic race car.