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
Joe's Shelby Charger doin one of the best front wheel drive burnouts I have ever seen.
1978 Dodge Omni vs VW Rabbit Golf & Toyota & Datsun Chi Chi Rodrigeuz
This Dodge Promo film was made in the Fall of 1977 for the January 1978 Introduction of the Dodge Omni. Chrysler Corporation introduced it's first world car'. This car was in production from Fall of 77 till Spring of 89. They were sold as Dodge Omni, Plymouth Horizon, Chrysler Horizon in the UK and the Simca Talbot Horizon in France. 165,000 cars were sold in the USA in it's first year of production. The US version used a VW engine block with Chrysler Parts attached which is kind of ironic considering that they are comparing the car to the VW Rabbit (Golf) in this film. Chi Chi Rodriguez does the intro for this film. Wink Martindale does the voice over for this. These films were produced by the Roy Ross Advertising agency for Chrysler. They were filmed in Palm Springs. Apologies for the bad sound quality after about 3 minutes, it's a film that's over 30 years old.
Dodge Shelby Charger Turbo
Picture montage of my 1985 Dodge Shelby Charger turbo purchased new in 1985 ... including window sticker. This was the 1st car I ever owned.
Rob McLellan Shelby Charger 10.89_Oct3.2010.mov
On October 3,2010 with a 30km headwind at Gimli Dragway, Rob McLellan ran a 10.89 at 135 miles per hour in his Dodge Shelby Charger.
Update Oct. 2011: This Shelby Charger has now gone 10.28 @ 138.94mph (1.56 60 foot) (Fastest 8-valve 5 speed 4 cyl turbo Dodge on the planet)
Update Oct. 2011: This Car has now gone 10.04 @ 143.28 mph see video http://youtu.be/wambNdfnu5M
Shelby Dodge Tribute
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!