Dodge Shelby Omni GLHS – 1986

Dodge Shelby Omni GLHS - 1986


Dodge Shelby Omni GLHS – 1986


Marca : Dodge
Modello : Omni
Versione : GLHS
Anno : 1986
Telaio N. : 1B3BZ18E9GD251155
Esemplari prodotti : 500
Motore : 4 cilindri in linea
Cilindrata : 2.213 cc
Distribuzione : SOHC
Valvole Cilindro : 2
Alimentazione : Garrett turbocharger
Potenza : 175 CV
Top speed Km/h : 209


Auction Result
2016 – Monterey – RM Sotheby’s – $27,500


Dodge Shelby Omni GLHS - 1986

“I had a lot of fun building those Dodge pocket rockets. Every magazine in the country, every publication, said, ‘What the hell is Shelby doing building those?’”

That was the Carroll Shelby mindset: Take something nobody else has thought of—mostly because they would consider it crazy—do it, and amaze everyone with just how good the finished product turned out to be. Undoubtedly, the enthusiasts who heard of Shelby’s collaboration with Chrysler in the met it with the same doubt as those who wondered who would stuff a Ford V-8 in an AC Ace 20 years earlier. It was impossible, they thought, to make a genuinely exciting automobile out of a Dodge Omni. There were insurance regulations! There were emissions guidelines! It was impossible to make anything worthy of the Shelby name out of a little econobox.

Dodge Shelby Omni GLHS - 1986

Of course, they were wrong. The Shelby GLHS—“Goes Like Hell S’more,” in Shelby’s parlance—was hot, very hot. No longer your nice, everyday hatchback, black paint and special graphics were only the beginning. The Omni’s light weight and short wheelbase enabled nimble performance and adroit handling. Aided by Shelby’s modifications of beefed-up suspension with Koni shocks, 15-inch Shelby Centurion alloy wheels with Goodyear Eagle GT II performance tires, and a 175-horsepower intercooled, fuel-injected turbocharged four-banger, the performance numbers were outright astonishing. Advertisements bragged that “at 0–60 in 6.70 seconds, names like Porsche, Ferrari, Audi, and BMW all finish behind Carroll Shelby’s new Limited Edition GLHS.”

Dodge Shelby Omni GLHS - 1986

 

Dodge Shelby Omni GLHS - 1986

 

Dodge Shelby Omni GLHS - 1986

 

Dodge Shelby Omni GLHS - 1986

 

Dodge Shelby Omni GLHS - 1986

 

Dodge Shelby Omni GLHS - 1986

 

Dodge Shelby Omni GLHS - 1986

 

Dodge Shelby Omni GLHS - 1986

 

Dodge Shelby Omni GLHS - 1986

 

Dodge Shelby Omni GLHS - 1986

 

Dodge Shelby Omni GLHS - 1986

 

Dodge Shelby Omni GLHS - 1986

 

Dodge Shelby Omni GLHS - 1986

 

Dodge Shelby Omni GLHS - 1986

 

Dodge Shelby Omni GLHS - 1986

 

Dodge Shelby Omni GLHS - 1986

 

Dodge Shelby Omni GLHS - 1986

 

Dodge Shelby Omni GLHS - 1986


 

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